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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the BlackBerry Bold

written by: Sandy Samra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 5/23/2011

Here’s our reference guide that highlights everything you ever wanted to know about the BlackBerry Bold. Take a look!

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    Overview

    BlackBerry Bold Presently, the BlackBerry Bold series is all about the four Blackberry Bold models – 9780, 9700, 9650, and 9000. Each of these smartphones has distinct features and sports a full-QWERTY keyboard. It’s hard to pick one amongst these BlackBerry models as each handset is perfect in its own sense. Both the BlackBerry Bold 9780 and 9700 support 3G connectivity while the BlackBerry Bold 9650 does not. On the other hand, Bold 9780 and Bold 9650 have 512 GB onboard memory and Bold 9700 has only 256MB onboard memory. However, feature wise, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is definitely the best Bold handset so far. Here are the standard features of the Bold series smartphones.

    Bold 9780 provides 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v 2.1, GPS, Tethered modem, Trackpad, Browser, Email and text messaging, Instant messaging, organizer, 5 MP Camera with video recording, Social networking, Media player, and 512MB onboard memory with microSD card support. This smartphone comes with the latest Blackberry 6 OS and supports high-resolution 480x360 pixel color display.

    Bold 9650 provides Wi-Fi connectivity but lacks 3G connectivity, Bluetooth v 2.1, GPS, Tethered modem, Trackpad, Browser, Email and text messaging, Instant messaging, organizer, 3.2 MP Camera with video recording, Social networking, Media player, and 512MB onboard memory with microSD card support. This Bold device supports high-resolution 480x360 pixel color display.

    Bold 9700 provides 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth v 2.1, GPS, Tethered modem, Trackpad, Browser, Email and text messaging, Instant messaging, organizer, 3.2 MP Camera with video recording, Social networking, Media player, and 256 MB onboard memory with microSD card support. It supports high-resolution 480x360 pixel color display.

    Bold 9000 provides Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth v 2, GPS, Tethered modem, Trackball, Browser, Email and text messaging, Instant messaging, organizer, 2 MP Camera with video recording, Social networking, Media player, and 128 MB onboard memory with microSD card support. It supports half VGA 480x320 pixel color display.

    To find out more about Blackberry Bold series smartphones, check out the following detailed reviews.

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    Troubleshooting

    Nothing is perfect, everything has its share of flaws and so do our beloved BlackBerry Bold handsets. Many users have genuine issues with Bold handhelds. In most cases the issues relate to the speaker phone, the ringer, videos, alarms, and other problems such as being unable to update the device or unable to switch on the phone etc. So to address all the issues, here’s our BlackBerry Bold troubleshooting guide that’ll help you to deal with these problems.

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    Comparisons

    While buying a smartphone, the decision is usually made after comparing the handset you intend to buy with other devices available in the market. The most popular Bold comparisons are with the iPhone and Palm Pre. Although there is no major flaw in either Bold or Palm Pre, the Bold stacks up better against the intuitive Palm Pre. The Bold’s push mail functionality, multitasking, ergonomic keyboard, and stunning display puts it in a better position. On the other hand, while comparing the Bold with the iPhone, picking a winner is tricky as both phones are good in their own respective areas of expertise. However, if you want to know more, the following articles examine how BlackBerry Bold handsets stand against competitor mobile phones, when their strong points and limitations are compared.

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    How- To’s and Guides

    Bold devices are comprised of distinctive features that allow you to browse the internet, play games, watch movies, listen to music, and easily operate the handset with hidden or secret shortcuts. Keen to know more? The following how-to guides will provide the assistance that you are seeking.

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    BlackBerry Bold

    BlackBerry applications, from Twitter to playing games, can be easily downloaded from the BlackBerry App World and enjoyed on your BlackBerry Bold handsets. Here we’ve compiled a list of articles that provide details about the best Bold apps.

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    Accessories

    Accessories offer protection to your expensive smartphones. The market is flooded with a large number of BlackBerry accessories like Blackberry Bold chargers, Blackberry Bold cases, vehicle mounts and many more. Here’s a roundup of the best Bold accessories.

    I hope this reference guide provides an answer to everything that you ever wanted to know about the BlackBerry Bold. If I have missed out anything, feel free to leave a comment.