Monday, May 31, 2010

BlackBerry Bold 9700 in India: Price and Specifications

Research In Motion (RIM) launched the all new BlackBerry Bold 9700. The phone is targeted towards corporate India’s super busy executives. From the beginning, BlackBerry has been the favorite choice of corporate people all over the world.The phone is priced at Rs.31,000.

The new BlackBerry Bold 9700 is faster and smoother. It runs on BlackBerry OS 5. The smart phone is fitted with a 624MHz processor. It comes with BlackBerry Trackball and an optical trackpad. Other major features include a 2.1-inch TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 480x360 pixel resolution, 256 MB memory expandable by microSD card, 3.2 megapixel camera with video recording capabilities and LED flash, and 1500mAh battery with 6 hours of talk time.

Sony Ericsson Satio, the Droid, the Xperia X10 and the Motorola Milestone and the likes at a similar price range.

Here are the features collected from the official website.

Size and Weight

Height: 4.29 inches (109 mm)

Width: 2.36 inches (60 mm)

Depth: 0.56 inches (14.1 mm)

Weight: 4.23 ounces (120 grams)

Battery & Battery Life

Battery: 1500 mAh removable/rechargeable cryptographic Lithium cell

Talk Time: Up to 6 hours (GSM), Up to 6 hours (UMTS)

Standby Time: Up to 21 days/504 hours (GSM), Up to 17 days/408 hours (UMTS)

Music Playback Time: Up to 38 hours


High resolution 480x360 pixel

color display

Transmissive TFT LCD

Supports over 65,000 colors

2.44" (diagonally measured)

Camera & Video Recording

3.2 MP Camera

Auto Focus, Image Stabilization


2X digital zoom

Video camera recording:

Normal Mode (480 x 352 pixel),

MMS Mode (176 x 144 pixel)


Integrated GPS with A-GPS

Data Input & Navigation

35 key backlit QWERTY keyboard

Dedicated Keys: Send, End, VAD (User Customizable), Camera (User Customizable), 2 x Volume/Zoom

Trackpad - Located on front face of device, ESC Key to the right, Menu to the left

Intuitive icons and menus

Voice Input & Output

Integrated speaker and microphone

Hands-free headset capable

Bluetooth headset capable

Integrated Hands-Free Speakerphone

Media Player

Video format support: DivX 4, DivX 5/6 partially supported, XviD partially supported, H.263, H.264, WMV3, MPEG4, Sorenson Spark & On2 VP6 (Flash support)

Audio format support: .3gp, MP3, WMA9 (.wma/.asf), WMA9 Pro / WMA 10, MIDI, AMR-NB, Professional AAC/AAC+/eAAC+

Ringtones & Notifications

Tone, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator

Notification options are user configurable

32 Polyphonic Ringtones – MIDI, SP-MDI, MP3, WAV


Bluetooth® v2.1

Mono/Stereo Headset


Serial Port Profile

Bluetooth Stereo Audio (A2DP/AVCRP)

Bluetooth SIM Access Profile supported


Password protection

Screen lock

Sleep mode


802.11 b/g

UMA support

Planned Wi-Fi Certifications: WPA, WPA2, WMM, WMM Power Save, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Cisco CCX

Wireless Networks

3G (HSDPA) compatible

UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz (Bands 1,2,5/6), 2100/1700/900 MHz (Bands 1,4,8)

GSM: 1900/1800/900/850 MHz

Quad-band support: GSM 850; GSM

If you are looking for a phone with security features then this is the phone you should go for. The best thing about BlackBerry 9700 is that you can do some many things in one phone. No wonder, it is the favorite phone of corporate people around the world.


  1. The Blackberry Bold 9700 is a stylish phone from blackberry with the incredible sleek design. The handset has a decent speaker which helps the user to go for good quality sound. The handset has a speedy performance as the processor used is latest. The Blackberry Bold 9700 is featured with high definition display.

    But still I have a doubt that the set is 3G enabled but how can a set be 3G without the front camera. But on the whole the set is upto the mark.

    Happy Buying!!!!!

  2. using it for 6 months. terrible problems. reboots or shuts down without notice and reason. slow reaction time. Moreover, problem with earphone socket as only one earphone works. Changed earphones but to no avail while they work perfectly on other phones. Avoid until new version is available. Instead my old Curve was better