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BlackBerry 9700 Bold™ Smartphone (Black, QWERTY)

  • This product has been discontinued, the information below is for reference purposes only.

  • SKU: 189327
  • , UPC: 843163051720
  • , Mfr: PRD-17739-066-1-00
  • , Brand: BlackBerry

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BlackBerry 9700 Bold™ Smartphone Features

BlackBerry's are synonymous with email, but the 9700 goes beyond that. Great Facebook & Twitter apps with BlackBerry messenger IM make it a breeze to stay in touch.And of course you still get phenomenal battery life, and the instant email service everyone loves.


  • One of the best front facing keyboards available
  • Hi-res screen is sharp and crisp
  • Fast and responsive


  • Needs a BlackBerry tariff/add-on to work
  • Web browser is below average
  • Average for movie and music playback

What our customers say:

Blackberry 9700 Bold: Has this phone for about 2 weeks. Very impresses, much faster than my old Curve and the screen is very nice.

12 December 2010

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What we say:

RIM's BlackBerry devices have a reputation for being amazing email devices, and using the 9700 its easy to see why. An almost perfect front facing keyboard that manages to be small and compact yet easy to type one, easy email setup that flawlessly pushes emails to your phone the moment they arrive & phenomenal battery life. The 9700 will keep on going long after most phones have given up. But RIM have also been quietly beefing up the 9700's other skills. You get a good music and video player and even apps that let you check your Facebook and Twitter accounts.


Operating System BlackBerry OS 5.1
Dimensions 109mm (L) x 60mm (W) x 14.1mm (T) / 120g (Weight)
Screen Size
Camera 3.2 Megapixel
Memory Type microSDHC

Classic design that doesn't compromise usability. The elegant leather back not only imparts a luxurious feel, but aids in grip and durability, while the charcoal side rails add sleek elegance.

Attention to detail from design to finish makes the BlackBerry 9700 Bold a pleasure to use. The unique key design in the BlackBerry 9700 Bold makes its a pleasure to use. Solid keys provide tactile feedback, whilst the soft touch paint aids in grip, combining the best properties of traditional rubber and plastic keys. The gently pillowed design, creates a subtle tactile surface to identify keys by touch.

Do more with your BlackBerry. Not only email, the BlackBerry 9700 Bold connects to your Facebook, MSN, Yahoo, Twitter and other social networking accounts, letting you stay connected to everything that's important. Connect to the internet and catch up on news and current events, thanks to lightening fast 3G and WiFi support.

Designed around you, the BlackBerry App World Store. Download new and exciting applications and use your BlackBerry for more. Listen and browse to internet radio, get the weather, or play a game. Whatever you want, your BlackBerry 9700 Bold fits around you.

Not just for work, but for your personal life too. The built in BlackBerry media player lets you listen to music, view photographs or watch movies in stunning detail thanks to the high resolution HVGA (480 x 360) display.

In the box:
  - RIM BlackBerry 9700 Bold
  - Travel Charger
  - UK, USA & EU Charger Clips
  - Data Cable (microUSB)
  - Stereo Headset (Wired)
  - User Guide
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55kg

Technical Details

  • Dimensions:
    - 109 x 60 x 14.1mm
  • Weight: 120g
  • Battery:
    - Talk Time: 6 hrs
    - Capacity: 1500 mAh
  • Display:
    - 480 x 360 pixels/2.44"
  • Network:
    - 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-Band)
    - 3G: 800/850/1900/2100 (Quad-Band)
    - HSDPA (3.6Mbps)
  • Camera:
    - 3.2 mega-pixels (auto-focus)
    - 2 x Digital Zoom
    - LED Flash
    - Image Stabilization -
  • Video:
    - 30fps Video Recording (480 x 352)
    - Supported formats: MP4, 3GP, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV & Flash
    - Video Streaming
  • Music:
    - Supported formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ & WMA
  • Ringtones:
    - Monophonic
    - Polyphonic (64)
    - MP3
    - WAV
  • Messaging:
    - SMS
    - MMS (with video)
    - E-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4, BlackBerry, MS Exchange)
    - Instant Messaging (MSN)
  • Memory:
    - Phone Book (unlimited)
    - Dialled Calls
    - Missed Calls
    - Received Calls
    - 256MB (internal)
    - microSDHC (external)
  • Call Features:
    - Hands Free
    - Caller ID
  • Connectivity:
    - microUSB
    - 3.5mm Audio Jack
    - Bluetooth (2.1)
    - Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11g)
  • Navigation:
    - AGPS
  • Security:
    - Device Lock
    - Remote Lock
    - Device and memory card encryption
    - Mobile VPN support.
  • Features:
    - Optical Track Pad
    - Office Document Viewer (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
    - PDF Document Viewer

User Reviews

  • by Anonymous
  • 22 August 2010

9700 a good solid phone

The 9700 gives a feeling of solidity and the performance matches that. Nice bright easy to use keyboard. The screen is superb. The camera is surprisingly good too. As you would expect of Blackberry, the email just works perfectly. Apps and file manipulation are useful and many apps can be applied. One tiny gripe, the browser can be slow. It still does the job though! The sound features do what I need and the phone functions are comprehensive and effective. Battery life so far, in 6 weeks use, is excellent. I moved from a Curve to this and it was a good move.

  • by Anonymous
  • 12 December 2009

Blackberry 9700 Bold

Has this phone for about 2 weeks. Very impresses, much faster than my old Curve and the screen is very nice. Keyboard a touch to small though.

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