The much anticipated launch of the most sophisticated Blackberry mobile phone to date has finally arrived, and although there has been much excitement surrounding this new model the fact that it has been released as a network exlcusive has put a small dampener on the celebrations.
The new Blackberry Bold has been exclusively released on the Orange network in the UK, this means that for a limited time consumers will only be able to purchase the phone with an Orange contract deal. This leaves the consumer with only being able to choose from Oranges range of tariffs rather than being able to compare with other network operators.
Blackberry Bold 9000, also referred to as the Blackberry Bold, offers all of the best quality features of a Blackberry Messaging smartphone plus extras. Complete with a large TFT display and handwriting recognition, full Qwerty keybroad and trackball navigation, the Blackberry Bold 9000 is packed with features.
Powered by a 624Mhz processor and running Blackberry’s own operating system, the Blackberry Bold offers a 1GB internal memory capacity with the option to expand to as much as 8GB using the memory card slot that will recognise and support both microSD and microSDHC cards.
A quad band GSM device with GPRS and EDGE technology, the Blackberry Bold 9000 includes 3G connectivity and WiFi capabilities. Bluetooth wireless with A2DP stereo support is also present as is a USB port, handy for straightforward PC to phone synchronisation.
Offering a complete messaging solution that everything from Email to Instant Messaging, the Blackberry Bold 9000 also has a built-in GPS Receiver with the all important Blackberry Maps preloaded and a whole host of multimedia features that include a 2 mega pixel camera, media player and video player.
Primarily a business device the Blackberry Bold 9000 wouldn’t be complete without the traditional PIM functionality, organiser, phonebook, document viewer and editor or voice dial and built-in handsfree.
All of which the Blackberry Bold has!
Further networks will be picking up the Blackberry Bold in the near future so if consumers do not want ot connect to Orange they can wait for the full release of the phone onto other networks, in the meantime the Blackberry 9000 Bold is firmly sat in the Orange court.