Even with a smartphone market dominated by the iPhone and a host of Android devices, RIM’s BlackBerry still retains a loyal customer base. The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is the latest RIM smartphone offered by Verizon Wireless. Current BlackBerry owners on Verizon’s network need to consider upgrading.
BlackBerry Bold 9930 Features
2.8-inch Capacitive Touchscreen 1.2 GHZ Processor 8GB Flash Memory Support for 32GB Memory Cards 5 Megapixel Camera 720P Video Capture QWERTY Keyboard BlackBerry 7 OS The Bold 9930 is highlighted by a responsive 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen. While not as large as its iPhone and Android-powered competitors, it still provides easy navigation through the Bold’s enhanced media functionality.
The Bold 9930 is Recommended for Current BlackBerry Owners
Current BlackBerry owners are a loyal bunch, generally eschewing the app-laden world of Android and the iPhone for the enterprise-friendly RIM smartphone family. The Bold 9930 retains the same integrated email functionality as the older BlackBerry phones, so corporate users will feel at home when navigating through loads of messages.
The added media functionality of the Bold includes HD video capture, a fully-functional camera, and a music player. This WiFi-enabled smartphone features a decent web browser as well as the full suite of BlackBerry instant messaging apps.
How Long will BlackBerry Remain Relevant?
Considering the well-documented troubles at RIM, as well as the growing market share of the iPhone and Android, how long does BlackBerry retain its relevance as a smartphone platform?
Fans of apps will find slim-pickings at the BlackBerry App World — not surprising considering the lack of developers for the platform, and while the Bold 9930’s touchscreen is responsive, its smaller-size provides nowhere near the experience of the iPhone or higher-end Android phones.
But for the loyal BlackBerry customer, these dark tidings mean little for the time being, and the Bold 9930 is definitely a top of the line smartphone worth their attention, especially for those currently on the Verizon network.