Technology – Blackberry Bold 9900 Unboxing
Here are some photos I took of my Blackberry Bold 9900 unboxing. Admittedly, this is actually the first Blackberry I’ve ever had the privilege of using every day and though I realize that the company is really going through some rocky times at the moment I have to say that overall this unit is physically quite nice.
The metallic strip running along the sides of the unit really give it a quasi-industrial design aesthetic and the weight distribution makes it a joy to hold in your hand. The physical keyboard is top notch and I had no problem adjusting to it as opposed to using the virtual keyboards on other operating systems. Much like the iPhone 4/4S the phone really does look better without a case yet part of me still becomes worried that an errant drop will do some serious damage. Still, I did place a screenguard on the display to prevent scratching.
At first I had intended on writing a review of this unit but there really isn’t much to say beyond the fact that though I generally find Blackberry OS 7 to be functional it really does feel a bit antiquated running next to flashier phones that use iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7. Yet after a bit of a learning curve I can do anything with ease so it is not as if the phone doesn’t work as intended. Blackberry as a company is losing the public relations battle big time but it doesn’t mean that this unit is junk although one hopes that they quickly turn the ship around or else Canada’s biggest tech brand will be headed in the same direction as Palm.
As a final note I really do give them props for including a belt case for “free” with the unit which is something I wished other companies did as well. Considering these new high end smartphones all retail at $500+ one would think that including a case that might cost a few bucks is the least they can do. Alas, most phone companies don’t which forces consumers to go buy a blasted accessory for some exorbitant price.
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