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Conclusions from testing the BlackBerry Bold 9700 battery



Testing the BlackBerry Bold 9700 battery has been an interesting experience. I always thought consumer electronics manufacturers embellished their battery life expectancies in order to impress the buyer. In this case, RIM has actually slightly under-stated the Bold 9700′s battery life, and really proved themselves to be an honest company when it comes to their battery life marketing. Could we say the same for Apple? I challenge TIPB to do the same with the iPhone, and see if it can play 39 hours of music off radio and last 29 hours with heavy usage. Speaking of Apple…the BlackBerry Bold 9700 lasts longer than the best iPod.
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Celebrities love the BlackBerry Bold


Emma Roberts and her BlackBerry

Emma Roberts
In the past we’ve done roundups from Celebrity BlackBerry Sightings and being Friday, it seems like a good time to do another. The obvious device of choice for Hollywood’s elite? The BlackBerry Bold. Guess who loves the BlackBerry Bold 9700 (after the jump)?
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BlackBerry Bold 9700 versus Bold 9000 in pictures



The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is basically a Bold 9000, with updated specs and in a Curve 8900 form factor. It’s for this reason that the devices are probably best compared in pictures that speak for themselves.
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BlackBerry Bold 9700 now available from Rogers



The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is a really decent device for those that want a powerful BlackBerry, but are looking for something smaller and more modern that the Bold 9000.

We have taken a look at the T-Mobile version of the device, and to our knowledge there isn’t much different with the Rogers version.

The Bold 9700 from Rogers costs $299 on a three year contract.

T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9700 impressions, video and pics


The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is the latest update to the Bold series and it’s all the specs you would expect from a Bold device, slightly upgraded and in a smaller form factor. Like many of the devices we have been seeing from RIM lately, it is a hybrid device, combining the power of the Bold with the design of a Curve 8900.

The Bold 9700 from T-Mobile ships with OS, which is a welcomed update to the device. What is less positive about the launch is that the device doesn’t ship with the latest version of BlackBerry Messenger. The T-Mobile Bold 9700 ships with BlackBerry Messenger version 4.7.0 rather than 5.0 (this is based on the device I’m holding in my hand). Ideally, T-Mobile and RIM would have at least had a warning message of some sort that tells users where they can get the latest version of BBM.
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More dummy units arrive at Rogers retail outlets



The white BlackBerry Bold 9000 dummy units have arrived at Rogers and we’re expecting them to go on sale in the next couple of weeks. We’re being told that there are only about 20,000 units total for all of the Rogers network so if you want a limited edition BlackBerry, this might be the one to go for.
Another pic of the Bold 9000 in white after the jump