Review-BlackBerry Bold 9790″Bellagio”: The Speedy Onyx, Now with Touchscreen!
In Indonesia, BlackBerry is (still) king. So vast is the Blackberry smartphone population here, that the country has been known as the “BlackBerry Nation”. One of the features found to be indispensable by its users is the BlackBerry Messenger. Yes, almost all kinds of people in Indonesia –from professionals, housewives, to school children- rely on this popular instant-messaging application to communicate with their colleagues, friends, or kids. Thus, it’s not a surprise if many among us are delighted to see a new BlackBerry phone released to the market. This time, Research in Motion (RIM) combines the proven Bold style form factor with a sophisticated touch screen technology for extended usability. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the BlackBerry Bold 9790! For Bahasa Indonesia version of this article you can go to this article: Review Blackberry Bold 9790 “Bellagio”: Onyx Kencang dengan Layar Sentuh.
BlackBerry is not the only brand in today’s smartphone market. Android phones are flooding into the fray, while the iPhone is getting better and better. RIM refuses to be left behind. Some new BlackBerry models have been released to refresh their lines of product, with the most recent being the Bold 9790 we’re reviewing this time. In terms of physical appearance, it is similar to its predecessors, the Bold 9700 and 9780, with the most notable differences being the shape of its phone dial and menu buttons, and the bulging backside. Unlike the two Bolds before it, however, you can also touch the multi-gesture screen to navigate.
Bold 9790 is one of the most technologically-sophisticated BlackBerries to date, thanks to its 1 GHz Marvell Tavor MG-1 processor and 8 GB of storage space that provides ample room for its user to store all kinds of data –including videos, pictures, and music- without needing to add an external card. As for the memory, Bold 9790 comes with 768 MB of RAM that should help ensure smooth experience with its OS 7.0 interface.
Comparison with Previous Bolds
Two friends at the office happen to be using the Blackberry Bold 9700 (“Onyx”) and Blackberry Bold 9780 (“Delta”, but more commonly referred to “Onyx 2”). As such, we have the chance to compare both smartphones with the newest Bold, from physical appearance and dimensions viewpoints. You can observe the differences between the three phones in the pictures below.
The new Bold 9790 (“Bellagio”) is sleeker and thinner compared to its two predecessors. It’s a bit taller than Onyx and Delta, but also lighter by a modest 14 grams in comparison to Onyx.