Compare Cell Phones: BlackBerry Bold

It seems to never end, every cell phone company is trying to make new cell phones that no one else can compare with. BlackBerry has announced its new all everything phone, the BlackBerry Bold. It seems as though BlackBerry has tried to take as much of the top notch technology that is available and combine it into one phone. From many of the news articles that are beginning to surface, the BlackBerry Bold was created to compare with the Apple iPhone cell phone category.

One of the main features that the BlackBerry Bold offers is the ability to support 3G networks worldwide. The Bold will beat the iPhone to the 3G market. Apple has announced that they are planning to release a 3G iPhone but it is not out yet. Many of you who read this may say, “What is a 3G network?” I know I did. 3G is the third generation of cell phone technologies and capabilities. “3G technologies enable network operators to offer users a wider range of more advanced services while achieving greater network capacity through improved spectral efficiency. Services include wide-area wireless voice telephony, vedio calls, and broadband wireless data, all in a mobile environment. Additional features also include HSPA data transmission capabilities able to deliver speeds up to 14.4Mbit/s on the downlink and 5.8Mbit/s on the uplink.” (Wikipedia) So in more laymen terms, 3G offers amazing high speed internet capabilities and video telephony. Video telephony is basically the same thing as videoconferencing but based on more of an individual basis.

Sounds pretty complicated right? There is no doubt it can be if you try and understand all the technology and why it works. All I know is I am glad that it does work and it makes for some new amazing cell phones to compare. The BlackBerry Bold is mainly targeted at businesses, for business use. The new keyboard has thin separators between each row of keys that helps prevent us with larger fingers from pushing the wrong keys. Small feature but pretty cool to me. Look for the BlackBerry Bold to be out later this summer. It will more than likely be released to AT&T first. I can’t wait until it is released to my carrier and I am able to compare it with other cell phones.

Key Features

G3 Network
WiFi Capabilities
New & Improved Keyboard

Key Drawbacks

Not Offered on Every Network
No Touch Screen
Poor Camera

Overall Grade


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is one bitchin' phone. I think I will try to buy it the day it comes out. Thanks for the review dude or dudette, whichever you might be.