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The Blackberry Bold 9700 follows on from the Bold 9000 and is a great all-rounder smartphone. Full QWERTY keyboard with a carved design on each key for quick typing. Like its predecessor, it has 3G and WiFi but a better camers: 3.2 megapixels that boasts both an LED flash and image stabilisation, making the most of the high-resolution (480x360 pixels) 2.4-inch display.

The Blackberry trackpad makes navigation around the device quick and easy with simple glides and clicks, once you've got used to the idea. At 60 x 14.1 x 109 mm and weighing 122g, it is smaller than the 9000, but nevertheless loses nothing in functionality and feel.

The on-board software is BlackBerry OS v5 - and BlackBerry claims much better battery life with the new phone too: up to six hours talk time or 17 days on standby from a full charge. With HSDPA (3.5G) for fast internet and email, bolstered by Wi-Fi and short-range wireless Bluetooth 2.1, plus A-GPS in case you wonder where you are.

Good to see it has a 3.5mm headphone socket for listening to music with your own headset and it takes micro SD cards in an ingeniously-slanted slot, just above the battery, for additional storage. A well designed, fully featured smartphone!


Specifications

Weight: 122g
Battery time: 0 mAh
Bluetooth Organiser Video player

2G
3.5 mm Audio jack
3G or UMTS
Autofocus
Bluetooth
Calculator
Calendar
Camera
Document viewer
EDGE for high speed data access
Email
Flash
Flight mode
Full keyboard
Game
GPRS
GPS navigation
Image stabilizer
Instant messaging
Internet
Java compatible
Memory expandable via MicroSD card
Micro USB
MP3 Player
MP3 Ringtone
Multimedia Service MMS
Office applications
Organiser
Polyphonic ring tone
Quadband
SMS - text messages
Solid Bar
Stereo speakers
T9 Predictive Text
Touch sensitive
Trackerball navigation
Triband
Vibra alert
Video player
Video recorder
Voice Command
Voice memo
Wi-Fi