The new Blackberry Bold 9700 smartphone has been launched by RIM in India that featuers a large 2.44-inch, and a full QWERTY keyboard andthe smartphone packs a wide range of communication and multimedia features.
Starting today, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is available for Rs. 31,990 from leading retail stores as well as from operators including Airtel, Vodaphone, Aircel, MTNL, BSNL, BPL/Loop Mobile, Idea Cellular, Reliance, and Tata mobile etc.
The quad-band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz network ready Blackberry Bold 9700 smartphone sports a stylish design has 2.44-inch 320 x 480 pixels 65K color capable TFT scratch resistant display.
The smartphone is equipped with all new touch-sensitive trackpad instead of traditional trackball and it comes with a full HTML web browser and several social networking appls for Facebook, Myspace, and Flickr.
Since new touchpad involves no moving parts, it should be more robust and expected to last long.
The trackpad employs all the same gestures as the conventional trackball, besides feels similar to using a trackpad on a laptop. To select an option, one can click the pad just like one would with the conventional trackball.
The Blackberry Bold 9700 features 35 key backlit full QWERTY keyboard in addition to several dedicated keys for functions like Send, End, VAD/PTT (User customizable), Camera (User customizable), and 2 x volume. The handset also sports dedicated Media Keys which includes functions like Play/Pause/Mute, Back, and Forward.
Equipped with a 624 MHz processor, Blackberry Curve 9700 phone is powered by BlackBerry’s own Blackberry 5.0 Operating system and it comes with 256 MB shared internal flash memory and it has microSD memory slot supporting up to 32 GB maximum memory storage..
BlackBerry Bold 9700 sports three dedicated music and multimedia atop the smartphone allowing skip over songs, pause music to talk, or repeat favorites over and over options in addition to enabling mute phone calls with the easy-access mute button.
The handset offers simple and straightforward email and IM setup and it supports Windows Hotmail/Live, AOL, Gmail, Yahoo, ICQ and Blackberry messenger.
Supporting Polyphonic ringtones along with MP3 ringtones, the new BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone supports 3G HSDPA network and is equipped with GPRS Class 10 connection with upto 48 kbps speed, HSCSD (High Speed Circuit Switching Data) wireless connection with upto 38.4 kbps speed, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN connecivity and ultra fast EDGE class 10 connection allowing upto 236.8 kbps data speed.
The 3G BlackBerry Bold 9700 also offers wireless Bluetooth v2.0 connection with A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) option . The Bluetooth v2.0 with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) allows listening to music on bluetooth compatible headset like 3.5mm HSP headset absolutely wire-free and in full stereo.
The smartphone is also equipped with standard fast USB v2.0 port (miniUSB port) which is used for both power recharging and PC connectivity for data exchange.
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is also equipped with built-in GPS, and a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, 2X digital zoom, flash and video recording capabilities. The smartphone also supports BlackBerry App World which features a catalog of mobile applications.
The included media player in BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphones is a full featured media player that allows playing video and audio files. Audio media files supports AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, WMA9 (.wma/.asf), WMA9 PRO/WMA 10, and AAC-LC and Video format supports MP4/MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3 files and file transfer is fairly fast using USB v2.0 interface.
In addition, it also offers 3.5 mm audio out port to allow users plugin their choice of headphones. One can play, rewind, fast forward, equalize, shuffle tracks and create playlists – just like in any other digital music player.
Available in black color, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone’s some other features includes, WiFi access to Blackberry Enterprise Server, WiFi access to Blackberry Internet Server, built-in full HTML browser, Email Client, Wireless Email, voice memo recording, built-in handsfree Speakerphone, WAP 2.0/xHTML Browser, Java MIDP 2.0 support, picture caller ID, applications such as calendar, currency converter, alarm clock, auto keypad lock, stop watch, and preloaded polyphonic ringtones with ringtone composing application.
Equipped with Li-Ion 1150 mAh standard battery, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone offers upto 21 days of standby and 6 hrs of talk time (on GSM network).