Design and Display
At first glance, the BlackBerry Bold 9930 looks like its predecessors. Like the name suggests, it has a bold design, opting to go larger than other smartphones on the market, with a full portrait oriented QWERTY keyboard dominating the front and a smaller 2.7 inch display covering the top. It has the same wide body that the Bold series is known for, but at the same time, it has a different feel to it. The Bold 9930 looks slimmer, more luxurious and overall, it just looks slick.
The Bold 9930 sports a stainless steel bezel that surrounds the phone and the back is still somewhat of a soft touch finish, it also has somewhat of a carbon-fiber like design. Surrounding the Bold 9930 are the microUSB port, 3.5 mm headphone jack, volume rocker, mute key, and camera button. Below the display there are four capacitive shortcuts for dial, menu, back and power, with an optical trackpad smack in the middle. The touch screen is also the first capacitive touch screen for the Bold series. For long time BlackBerry users, the Bold 9930 is a classy step up, while still retaining the iconic form factor of the original.