BlackBerry Bold 9780 Review

Category : Blackberry

BlackBerry is one of the leading brands in the smartphone market, this BlackBerry Bold 9780 handset is packed with exciting features, the most obvious of which are the trademark large display screen with full QWERTY keyboard and this new model has the latest the BlackBerry 6 operating system with the useful Blackberry navigation via optical track pad. In addition the Bold 9780 also has a 5 mega pixel camera with video recording capability and GPS for maps along with 512 MB of memory and a 2Gb media card is included in the retail pack.

The big news with the Bold 9780 is the amazing BlackBerry 6 operating system which integrates social feeds from all major networks, an all new WebKit based internet browser, Blackberry universal Search, an overall richer media experience in general and tons of other features. Other improvements include the camera resolution increasing up to five megapixels from the previous 9700 model’s three (also with 2X digital zoom, video recording and flash), while the appearance has been subtly improved with some changes to the chrome edging and the faux leather. From the front, its the 480×360 pixel screen that really shines out. It’s a crisp and clear display which is gloriously bright (with automatic brightness adjustment). RAM has been increased to 512MB which is great news for the latest Blackberry 6 O.S. and allows it to showcase the new multi tasking and connectivity features.

All the standard features are present and correct such as standard 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, super useful Blackberry applications like BlackBerry Messenger and BlackBerry App World, and of course that sharp 480 x 360 pixels 2.44 inch screen. Beneath the screen are four familiar buttons. On the far left is the green Call button, and to the right of that is BlackBerry Menu key. In the centre we have the optical trackpad.

Research In Motion (RIM) is the award winning company behind the innovative Blackberry brand and this latest model looks like it will continue to build on the success of the Blackberry story. There are of course many BlackBerry Bold 9780 deals being offered by the major networks like O2, Orange, Vodafone, Virgin, T-Mobile & Three Mobile. The BlackBerry Bold 9780 is available in either black or white and is free on many contract deals.

BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 in-depth Review and Price Comparison

Category : Blackberry, Mobile Phones

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 is different to the standard Blackberry pearl phones in that is has no qwerty keyboard and makes do with a standard alphanumeric keypad just like any conventional “candy bar” type handset. Not including the qwerty keyboard means Blackberry have been able to cram in all the rest of the Blackberry features in terms of connectivity, but this time in a much smaller package. In any case the alphanumeric keypad on the 3G 9105 is easy to use with well spaced, responsive keys so no major hardship there! Text entry is fast and easy with the Blackberry SureType predictive text algorithm (although you would probably not notice much difference if you are used to the T9 predictive system used by other manufacturers). However, it cant be denied that a qwerty keyboard is a definite plus when it comes to Blackberry devices in which the main claim to fame is superior email and connectivity. if you spend a lot of time texting/emailing then perhaps the other Blackberry models such as the BlackBerry Torch 9800 or the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 may be a better choice.

Qwerty keyboard aside, the Pearl 3G 9105 has all the same goodies as other handsets in the range, with WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS with Google Maps, music and media (3.5mm headphone jack), camera with LED lighting, and of course the amazing email features loved by Blackberry users. The email feature allows you to merge up to 10 email addresses along with Facebook and Twitter updates all in one package – superb! The inclusion of BlackBerry Messenger means of course you can chat to other BlackBerry users anywhere in the world for free.

Even with a pretty small screen (2.4 inches), the excellent resolution means surfing websites is a joy but its never going to be in the same league as phones like the iPhone 4 with a screen this size. The 3.2 megapixel camera captures photos quickly and accurately with LED lighting but otherwise is a pretty basic offering.

The BlackBerry user interface can take some getting used to if you’ve never used a BlackBerry device before, the sheer amount of options can be confusing, however after a bit of practice, it becomes almost second nature and is easy to navigate around using the cool optical trackpad which replaces the traditional BlackBerry trackball on this Pearl 3G 9105 model. Available now with some great deals on T-mobile and Orange.

Advantages: Super responsive optical trackpad, standard 3.5mm headphone jack so you can use favourite headphones, compact, superb integrated “all in one” email inbox, good screen resolution, dedicated music and media keys

Disadvantages: No Qwerty keyboard, the BlackBerry OS is starting to look dated, small screen

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BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 Full Review and Price Comparison

Category : Blackberry, Mobile Phones

Essentially a face-lifted version of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 with the addition of 3Gconnectivity. The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 has the familiar BlackBerry keyboard for those who text/email often, along with a range of technical features that users have come to expect from smart mobile devices in recent years. Blackberry devices have always been popular with business users and the 9300 certainly has a business like appearance with a staid, no fuss look. The phone feels solid and built to last, but will be unlikely to win any design awards for innovation either! It’s certainly not an ugly handset, just not particularly exceptional to look at.

For those already used to the advantages of a full qwerty keyboard for text entry, the Curve 3G’s Qwerty keyboard will not disappoint. Using the BlackBerry Messenger instant messaging service lets you chat for free worldwide with other Blackberry owners and the Curve 8520 supports up to ten email accounts with support for Blackberry push email. However the excellent Blackberry email features, as always, are only available if you have a BlackBerry contract. Cheap SIM card deals are not applicable for Blackberry users as the majority of the features will simply not work without valid monthly contract.

However, the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is not all business. Music, media and games can be accessed from the dedicated media buttons situated at the top of the phone and there is a standard 3.5mm jack on the side for use with your favourite headphones.

Advantages: Exceptional battery life with up to 3 days of fairly heavy use between charges, Great connectivity options, dedicated music/media keys, cool voice dailling feature, fantastic email support features, soon to be upgraded to Blackberry 6 operating system. Wi-Fi, 3G and GPS are on-board. Good call quality and sound quality in general.

Disadvantages: Optical trackpad not very responsive and takes some getting used to, boring looks, the really cool Blackberry email and communication functions require a contract to use, pretty basic 2-megapixel camera with no flash or autofocus features.

All in all an excellent mobile device with particularly good email and office type features suitable for conducting business at a distance, with a nod to entertainment in the form of music, media and games. Battery life is also exceptional and deserves a special mention. The only real let down is the requirement for Blackberry contract to use the majority of the features. Deals available on T-mobile, o2, and Orange

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Full Review

Category : Blackberry, Mobile Phones

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is the latest Blackberry product which keeps the traditional keyboard but tries to woo other users with the addition of touchscreen technology. The 9800 is a distinct departure from the classic Blackberry layout such as the 9700, the 9800 has a keyboard which slides out vertically below the screen making the keyboard narrower and also thicker than the type of handsets most mobile users will be used to 915mm thick). The keyboard itself is quite easy to use it just loks strange with the long, thin layout and makes the Blackberry feel slightly top heavy when keypad is extended. The built in spell checker also helps when typing fast texts!

The torch has so many menus and choices it is almost too much to cope with! Take the basic controls of the phone for example – even for basic control functions you have a choice of touchscreen, optical trackpad, keyboard shortcuts or even the menu keys. Most users in practice will probably decide on a suitable configuration and usage for their everyday needs and stick with it, however for those so inclined there are thousands of options and possibilities. If you do ever get confused and cant find something, the BlackBerry universal search will come in handy. This feature allows you to type in a word and search all contacts, messages, applications and files. There is even an option to extend the search to the internet if the results returned from universal search dont satisfy you!

The Blackberry 6 operating system used in this 9800 model is also a vast improvement over the previous versions (which were often criticised as being phones with touchscreens bodged on at the last minute). The 9800 feels complete and powerful, unlike some previous Blackberry touchscreen phone efforts. It has to be said however, that the touchscreen itself is no threat to the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S. The resolution is too low and sometimes when browsing you will find yourself zooming in to make web pages easily readable – but at least the multi-touch zoom feature makes this easy and intuitive!

The Blackberry ships with many pre-installed applications, with many more being available via BlackBerry App World. The email application is particularly clever but a Blackberry contract is required to make the most of it. With 3G and WiFi, connectivity at decent data speeds is rarely a problem and with up to 32Gb of memory available using microSD card there is plenty of storage space for most user needs. Already some cracking deals on T-mobile and Orange.

Advantages: Full user friendly qwerty keyboard, latest version of Blackberry operating system is vast improvement, great connectivity via WiFi or 3G, fantastic email application and features.

Disadvantages: Feels bulkier than some competitors, touchscreen not as good as competitors like the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S, some may the find the vast array of options a bit bewildering

Find the cheapest deals and tariffs on the BlackBerry Torch 9800 from T-mobile and Orange now!

Blackberry Pearl 8120 Mobile Phone Review

Category : Blackberry, Mobile Phones

The cool and sophisticated BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Smart phone features a high quality large screen with full QWERTY keyboard in a stylish but functional layout. The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphone is the latest member of the popular Blackberry Pearl Series, a range of business and communication orientated mobile devices which include the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 and the BlackBerry Pearl 8110. The 8120 handset has a large 65,000 colour screen with a screen
resolution of 240 by 260 pixels. Just below this screen is the QWERTY keyboard featuring SureType keyboard software. Despite the huge range of features and technology packed into the BlackBerry Pearl 8120, this is a compact device measuring just 14mm x50mm x 107mm and weighing only 91 grams. The standard battery is capable of around 400 hours on standby and up to 4 hours of call time from a single full charge.

An advantage the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 has over many mobiles on the market is the built-in Wi-Fi technology. This allows the user to enjoy a wireless connection on their phone which is independent of the network provider’s services. This means free connection to the internet in many train stations,
airports, restaurants and city centres using the Blackberry RIM wireless modem. Bluetooth technology is also available as is a USB port for connection to other compatible devices for transfering files or data. The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 phone has a useful 64Mb of built in memory which can be extended using a memory card ( MicroSD memory card ). A document viewer (PowerPoint, Word & Excel) is also included. The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 supports BlackBerry Maps. Calls can be heard using the built in loudspeakers which is convenient for meetings and the Pearl 8120 can be set to vibration alerts for discreet usage.

Full email service capabilities on the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 include instant messaging, SMS messaging and MMS. The QWERTY keyboard is great for inputting text for messaging. A built in multi-media player allows users to play music and video on their Pearl 8120. The built in 2 megapixel camera records still pictures or video footage and has a useful “self portrait” function which uses a discrete mirror to allow users to take pictures of themselves!

Wi-Fi technology
RIM Wireless Modem
QWERTY keyboard with SureType
2 megapixel camera with dedicated Keys
Wireless Email with Attachments
Media Player
3.5 mm audio output jack
Built-in handsfree
64 Mbytes Flash Memory
Vibrating Alert
Predictive text input

No 3G

This excellent addition to the BlackBerry Pearl range comes in a range of fashionable colours with large display and full QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 supports Wi-Fi and has a good selection of call, document and messaging services which makes it a great communication device for both business or personal use.

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Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 Mobile Phone Review

Category : Blackberry, Mobile Phones

The Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 model is a Smartphone which appeals to both business and personal Smartphone users. A compact Smartphone, measuring 101mm x 50mm x 17.5mm and weighing in at a mere 102 grams, the Pearl flip 8220 is easy to operate with a single hand. Featuring an external screen for easy viewing of call and message information without opening the phone. Opening the Blackberry Pearl flip 8220 reveals a much larger 2.6 inch colour screen with a screen resolution of 128 by 160 pixels. The Pearl Flip 8220 is a member of the Blackberry Pearl range which includes several other Smartphone’s such as the Blackberry Pearl 8110 & the Blackberry Pearl 8120. Up to 4 hours of talk time and 360 hours on standby are available from the rechargeable battery unit.

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The Pearl flip 8220 has an easy to use navigation method in the form of a “TrackBall” key allowing the user move though applications and menus easily. There is also a full QWERTY keypad which means text input is faster and more comfortable. This mobile also features SureType text software and has a security password protection feature which locks the keypad. With built in wireless email for sending, receiving & storing email messages and document attachments (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint & PDF). MMS (Multi media Service) and SMS are also included along with instant messaging (think mobile version of MSN or Yahoo messenger on your PC or laptop). With 128Mb of internal memory there is room for many messages, contacts and downloads. For heavy users an additional 8Gb of memory can be added via microSD card.

With the Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 internet access is not limited by network provider as this mobile features Wi-Fi technology allowing connection to the web using local wireless hotspots (WLAN). USB and wireless Bluetooth with A2DP are available for data transfer between devices. The Pearl flip 8220 handset is a quad band unit offering world wide roaming (but check coverage with your network provider prior to travel).

The integrated media player on the Pearl flip 8220 plays video and music files for entertainment (MP3, AAC,WMA, WMV, MPEG4 and H.63) and can be enjoyed in privacy using headphones, or socially using the built in speakers. A built-in 2 megapixel digital camera allows still picture and video capture and playback.

QWERTY Keyboard
RIM Wireless Modem
2 Megapixel Camera
Wireless Email with Attachments
Media Player
3.5mm socket for choice of headphones
Uses latest Blackberry Operating System (4.6) with enhanced multi-task capbilities

No 3G, which means data transfer rates (if not in wireless zone) are frustratingly slow – video streaming is a no no

Another cracking handset from Blackberry, packed full of functions, easy to use and jaw droppingly handsome.

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Blackberry Curve 8320 Mobile Phone Review

Category : Blackberry, Mobile Phones

The BlackBerry Curve 8320 is a Wi-Fi capable Smartphone which comes from the BlackBerry Curve range which includes other compact Smartphone’s such as the BlackBerry Curve 8300, the BlackBerry Curve 8310 and the BlackBerry Curve 8900. This stunning and compact casing (107mm x 60mm x 15.5mm deep, weighing just  111 grams) oozes elegance and style. The large (2.5 Inches) screen offers 320 by 240 pixel resolution along with easy to use navigation tools and right underneath the screen you have a full amazingly compact QWERTY keyboard.

Staying in contact with family, friends or business colleagues is simple with a full range of messaging technologies such as SMS, instant messaging service, MMS and wireless email services. There are pre-loaded games on the BlackBerry Curve Smartphone for those less serious moments along with a multi-media player.

The 2 megapixel camera on the BlackBerry Curve 8320 allows capturing of still pictures and video footage with the large screen acting as viewfinder and video playback screen. This Curve smartphone comes with all the call features modern users require such as an easy access phone book, vibrating alert, handsfree speaker phone and security lock out facilities. The handy trackball navigation feature works much like a PC mouse, you simply roll the ball until the feature you require is highlighted then click to select.

Being a fully  Wi-Fi capable handset, the BlackBerry Curve allows users to experience the internet via a high speed wireless connection via the built in RIM modem which is a wireless modem allowing WAP browsing. Built in GPRS and EDGE technologies facilitate high speed transfer rates and the Blackberry Curve comes with 64Mb of internal memory which is expandable with microSD card slot, unfortunately the memory card slot is located next to SIM so requires battery removal to insert or swap cards. There is also a USB slot for connecting to other non wireless or Bluetooth devices.

2.5 inch colour screen (320 x 240 Pixel resolution)
2 Megapixel camera
QWERTY Keyboard with intuitive trackball navigation feature
Wi-Fi Enabled
Embedded RIM wireless modem
Instant messaging
Media player
3.5 mm stereo headset jack so you can use your own headphones

Not 3G
No hot swapping of memory cards

The BlackBerry Curve 8320 is a Wi-Fi capable Smartphone with a stylish metal effect casing with smooth curved edges (hence the name “curve”). This handset comes with all the useful Smartphone features such as a QWERTY keyboard, large 2.5 inch colour screen, communication and messaging features and all the latest technologies. A great looking Smartphone whatever your lifestyle. The BlackBerry Curve 8320 is currently the only “curve” handset from Blackberry to offer Wi-Fi capabilities, so if wireless internet access is important to you, the 8320 is the one to go for. If you want GPS facilities then the 8310 Curve would be the handset for you.

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Blackberry Bold Mobile Phone Review

Category : Blackberry, Mobile Phones

The Blackberry Bold is an extremely capable business mobile, packed with state of the art features and innovative technology. With a large colour screen, full QWERTY keyboard, 3G technology enabled, trackball navigation, Wi-Fi, camera/video feature, media player and email/texting services. The Blackberry Bold is  mobile office and entertainment centre all wrapped up in a 14mm x 66mm x 114mm package weighing just 133 grams. This light weight includes the standard battery which offers up to 5 hours of talktime and 310 hours on standby from a single full charge.

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One of the first things you notice about the Blackberry Bold is the brilliant WQVGA screen (resolution 480×320) with excellent clarity and landscape mode for widescreen media viewing. Underneath the large screen you will find the intuitive Blackberry trackball navigation control unit along with full QWERTY keyboard. The Blackberry Bold ships with 128Mb of built in flash memory (can be extended up to 8Gb with memory card).

A top notch integrated music player is one of many attractive features on the Blackberry Bold, with Blackberry media synchronisation ( to synchronise with iTunes software on your PC or Mac) and a simple interface for creating music playlists. The Blackberry Bold 9000 produces good quality sound and decent volume. A built in 2 megapixel camera is simple to use and has integrated camera controls to make the process of snapping photos or recording video clips a doddle.

The BlackBerry Bold 3G Smartphone comes has GPS ( global positioning system) technology which supports BlackBerry Maps giving step by step directions to the destination of your choice. Internet browsing and messaging or emailing are well provided for and simple to access using trackball and QWERTY keyboard. MMS, SMS and instant messaging are all integrated and the Blackberry browser is a pleasure to use.

Built in 3G HSDPA technology along with Wi-Fi connections means the user can enjoy high speed connection and data transfers on the move (virtually anywhere in the world with the Quad band reception – GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900). There are other connectivity options such as Bluetooth and USB connectivity for other compatible devices.

Full QWERTY keyboard
BlackBerry Maps with GPS
Wi-Fi technology (means user can access internet without using up network bandwidth)
3G HSDPA Technology
Simple email set-up
128 Mbytes Flash Memory
MicroSD Support up to 8Gb
large 65k Colour Screen
2 Megapixel Camera with flash
Trackball navigation
Document Viewer
Bluetooth with A2DP (allows use of bluetooth wireless headphones)

Our Summary
A stunning Smartphone with 3G HSDPA technology in a smooth and premium casing. The Blackberry Bold has a crystal clear colour screen with full QWERTY keyboard and user friendly trackball navigation. A winner from Blackberry!

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Blackberry Storm Mobile Phone Review

Category : Blackberry, Mobile Phones

The Blackberry Storm 9500 is the prettiest touch screen 3G Smartphone from Blackberry to date. The 9500 comes in a futuristic looking and elegant black coloured casing with silver coloured edges. Considering the technology crammed into the Blackberry Storm handset it’s a fairly compact unit, measuring 14mm x 62.2mm x 112.5mm and weighing just 155 grams. The Storm 9500 is one of the Blackberry Smartphone family which includes other 3G phone’s with business and communication focused features such as the Blackberry Bold 9000,  Blackberry pearl 8120 and Blackberry Curve. This mobile comes with a fitted battery which provides 5.5 hours of talk time and up to 360 hours of standby battery time.

A large 3.2 inch coloured touch screen dominates this handset and provides a high resolution display (360 x 480 pixels and 65k colours) for graphic control of all the phones functions and features a QWERTY keyboard display allowing easy input of text and numbers. The screen will auto rotate using built-in accelerometer to suit the functions being used at the time. The Blackberry Storm 9500 supports SureType (allows users to quickly and accurately compose messages using single-handed operation or two-handed thumb-typing ) and multi tap input (a key is pressed multiple times to access the list of letters on that key) on this stunning handset. The Blackberry Storm has user friendly organiser, diary and calendar functions making time management an simple task. Built in GPS works in conjunction with Blackberry maps applications allowing user to find best routes to destinations.

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This Blackberry Storm model has 3G HSDPA technology and multitasking abilities. The 3G technology provides high speed internet connectivity and high speed data transfer rates to other compatible devices. A quad band technology phone, the Blackberry Storm can be used virtually worldwide. Transferring files from Blackberry other devices can be done using either a USB connection or by using the integrated Bluetooth technology which connects devices wirelessly up to
10m apart.  The Blackberry Storm 9500 comes with 128Mb of flash memory plus 1Gb of on board memory. This is expandable by using microSD card up to 8Gb capacity.

The integrated media player features playback in many popular music formats such as MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA and WMA ProPlus. The media player on the Blackberry Storm features a music management software called Roxio which makes light work of creating playlists and managing music. The built in microphone  allows voice and music recording. An 3.2 megapixel digital camera captures still pictures or video clips and includes auto focus and flash features with
recording and playback in video mode using MPEG4, H263, H264 or WMV video format. The Blackberry Storm also has integrated HTML web Browser, email service, instant messaging service, MMS and SMS capabilities.

HTML Browser
3.5mm headphone jack
3G HSDPA Technology
3.2 Inch Colour Touch Screen
Touch QWERTY Keyboard
3.2 Megapixel Camera
Roxio music Manager
GPS Navigation with Blackberry maps
Wireless Email

No Wi-Fi

The Blackberry Storm is a fabulous 3G Smartphone complete with superb display screen and QWERTY keyboard. Packed with high quality Smartphone features and stylish to boot.

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