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Good: Form factor, keyboard, messaging, battery
Comment: I"m going to butt-in here and stick up for this little guy. All-in-all, this is a great little device - genuinely pocketable, great battery, and very easy to type on. As a secondary device, I use a Note 2 - and I actually prefer the Bold. (OK, I can't play angry birds on the Bold, but I do have a tablet as well).
All in all, 9 months after my first review, I still think it's a fantastic device, and now a great cheap new< or used purchase. Recommended,.
Good: QWERTY keypad, ease of use
Bad: Touch sensitivity
Comment: (Owed for 18m) This is my second Blackberry after the ever popular 8520 Curve (which I loved). The QWERTY keypad, to me, is a must for those who do things just that little bit quicker. For the 9790 the keypad is just as it always has been .. excellent! However, this phone has been an absolute headache, almost from day one! The touch sensitivity of this phone is so much so that I can't use it outdoors if there is a ray or 2 of sunshine. The screen jumps around, making it completely unusable unless answering calls. I'm now moving from Blackberrys completely when my next upgrade is due, if I had the funds I'd upgrade early and be rid of this thing!
Good: The design and form factor; looks fantastic, fits in a pocket. Keyboard; Still better than touchscreen. Robustness; no need for silly covers. Messaging; it just works getting all your messages pushed to the one inbox.
Bad: App store needs a good clean, call time on junk developers and junk apps. Web browsing is not bad by any means - but not the same experience you get with Androids, iPhones and Windows phones.
Comment: I was using generic rectangular touchscreens (Iphone 3G, HTC Desire HD, Iphone 4) for four years previous to getting this, and it's the most comfortable phone I've used. A phone shouldn't now be a substitute for a tablet; it should be like this - a small, robust communications tool.
Bad: Brakes quickly
Comment: I want it
Good: Build quality, size, integration with different accounts
Bad: Screen size, narrow qwerty keyboard not full one, battery life for heavy users
Comment: Generally this is a good phone. Integration with facebook, twitter, MS Exchange and web mail works well - good notifications of messages etc. The small size of the touch screen is an issue for major web browsing or movies but it is of high quality. I wish BB would get it together for their music/movies offering... 1 app to buy (and sync) rather than in the UK relying on Amazon for music and Youtube for movies. In the US I think there is a proper movie download app. Many of the accessories for the cheaper BB's don't fit this as it is smaller/narrower and the more expensive Bold 9900 is bigger so you can't use those either. For BB keyboard fans this is the narrow keyboard version so the far left/right keys do go down towards the edge of the phone making e.g. Q, A & alt and P, delete & enter tougher to press than all the rest. It is a fast phone even though it has a slower processor than the most recent phones on the market and I do like the phone overall as it is a good balance of features.
Bad: dont know because i dont have it
Comment: it looks good and i think the touchscreen feature makes it better so by the looks of it, its a good phone.
Comment: I had a blackberry and it kept saying no flash support! Yes its a good phone but on android I can do everything! I dont want to pay stupid money for a phone that cant do everything!
Good: everything, i loved my 9700 and this is like a turbo of that and looks better
Bad: i don't see much point in the touchscreen as i use trackpad but hey its now a touchscreen too!!
Comment: I hate the haters of blackberry, im a big fan, i am not a business man, im just a normal person, i can text, email and use bbm real quick without mistakes...i can download all apps i really want, cnet say go to iphone and andriod and get the farting app!!! yes coz thats cool ain't it!!! but lets not rip off other companies hey cnet, the 9790 is sexy, slim, nice to hold, like any other blackberry under the hood except 10* faster..... best one to date in my eyes.....ignore all those that don't actually have this phone and just waste thier lives away getting fat and slating other companies coz they are bitter!!! and probably have a PHILLIPS PH301 still,,,,good phone that....
Good: looks the same as 2002's model
Comment: @jordan findlay most blacberry users are now young teenagers (chavs) if you like so this review is fair personally i hate iphone i want to do what i want with my phone not what apple tells me to do!!!!.
All blackberry phones look the same as each other put this next to a 6year old blackberry and it will look nearly identical its time to bb
Comment: Don't like Blackberry and never will. Admittedly they are good for businessmen and they are for that. There not for games and fun though which is why they are a rubbish smartphone for people who want fun and games.
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