The Bold is the first ever BlackBerry handset with HSDPA capability, bringing users the benefit of accessing the Internet at broadband-like speed. Using the BlackBerry Bold, owners can expect speeds of up to 2 mbps.
Other basic features of the Bold include speakerphone, voice dialing, speakerphone, speed dial, and the customary multimedia and text messaging. For voice calls, the phone features an advanced ambient noise reduction technology that cancels background noise for optimum voice call quality.
The BlackBerry Bold has an impressive address book that is capable of storing multiple phone numbers home and email addresses, as well as job title. Users can also assign polyphonic ringtones to each entry. The phone also comes with Bluetooth connectivity as well as GPS and Wi-Fi. The Bold comes with a browser that can display full web pages, allowing users to view in two ways- column and page views.
The handset also comes with an advanced email function that can be synced with various email platforms such as IBM Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange, Novell Group Wise, allowing users to get their corporate email instanteneously. The Bold likewise has a spell-check function that can check for errors in memos and emails. The email function can also view various file formats such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, JPEG, PDF, and GIF, amongst others.
The integrated media player of the Bold can support various video and music formats, such as WMA, MP3, MIDI, AAC, MPEG, DivX4 and WMV. The media player has a search function and allows repeating and shuffling of songs, as well as the creation of playlists.
There is also a 2 megapixel camera in this handset that has video recording, 5x zoom and flash functions. With the integrated GPS function of the BlackBerry Bold, users can also geotag their photos.