Wednesday, December 1, 2010
BlackBerry Bold 9780 review on Electricpig: “Let’s start by stressing that we love the BlackBerry Bold 9700. Really love it. We’ve probably used one more than any other phone for the last year, simply because its keyboard is so good. Of course, we know that compared to the iPhone and latest Android – and even Palm – devices, it’s under powered and crippled by a creaky operating system. So can an upgrade to BlackBerry 6 and a slight tinker under the bonnet be enough even to play catch up? Let’s find out.
But whether you should buy the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is another matter entirely. Nowhere is RIM’s design conservatism more evident than in this handset, and we’re getting quite narked off with it now.The company can’t rely on BlackBerry Messenger and an amazing keyboard for ever, though if this is all you want, there’s no doubt that the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is the phone to go for – and it’s unquestionably the best BlackBerry available. The problem is that once again, RIM is catering to loyalists while doing nothing to get Android and iPhone fans to cross the boards, and it really would be best to do that sooner rather than later. Here’s an idea, RIM. Make this phone again next year, but give it a touchscreen – the Palm Pixi has shown it works, and pinch to zoom controls would remedy a lot of the ills this phone has.