Blackberry Bold

December 10th, 2008 Mobile Phones, Tech, The West Australian

There are far too many features to talk about in any Blackberry review, not the least for which is the addictive push email the device is famous for. If you’ve never used one before, you’ll be seduced pretty quickly, and the Bold is a great model to let win you over. A feature the Blackberry is also known for is the trackball navigation. One of the few smartphones that doesn’t have a touch screen, getting around using your thumb on the small tracking nub is easy and intuitive.

The Bold is a little bigger than most recent Blackberries have been, making it feel all the more like a multimedia device, as much an email tool as a phone. Typing emails or text messages is still fiddly, but far more comfortable than only most smaller devices. Battery life wasn’t the best, but that’s the price you pay for your ‘always on’ status. Rating: 4


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