Pros Keyboard, Battery, Easy & Customizable
Cons None, this phone is sweet, esp. for the price.
Summary I bought this phone for the form factor and have never looked back, it's my first Blackberry and it has made me a BB user for life.
Pros nice design, love the keyboard.
Cons bad coverage with verizon, noticing tht you get worse connection plugged into the charger, slow internet browser
Summary Okay phone
Pros Fast, easy to use, nice design, very good phone.
Cons i cant think of any
Summary I like this phone so far, its great and i have had no problems with it. Nice looking screen, nice feel to the phone. Overall fantastic phone. The best phone ive ever owned.
Pros Keyboard, messaging capabilities, data efficient, good looking device, nice feel in hand
Cons Browser, lack of apps, small screen, battery life
Summary I'm basing this review on my Bold running OS 6.0, which was recently officially released by Verizon. The Bold is an excellent messaging device. I've had many, many smart phones including most recently the Bold 9000, Storm 2, iPhone and Droid X. This phone connects me with everyone in my life flawlessly. Whether its email for work, BBM and IM for friends, or google voice for texting, the Bold provides a very enjoyable experience. The keyboard is easy to use. It's not as spacious as the Bold 9000's keyboard but is still very comfortable. The phone has a nice weight to it and feels great in the hand. Good looking phone in my opinion. Multimedia functions are solid. The camera has a flash and takes good pictures and video. Itunes and pandora radio give me all the music options I need.
Blackberry is heavily criticized for its primitive operating system. I think this criticism is unfair. Sure it's not as pretty as apple's UI and doesn't have widgets like android, but it gets the job done and well. There aren't a ton of apps available, but you can find what you need. The browser is still disappointing, even on OS 6, but is much improved over the old browser. The screen is also small, so watching videos is not as enjoyable on the Bold as on most touchscreen devices. Also, the battery life has also been disappointing so far. It will barely get me through the day without having to be recharged, but I suspect my battery is old.
Despite its shortcomings, however, I'm very pleased with the phone. At the price you can get it for ($150-$200 w/o contract) I think it represents value. If you are looking for a phone that does messaging extremely well, consider the Bold 9650.
Pros Text looks like chat box - easy to keep track of whick text came from who.
Can enter multiple email accounts and get notified when you have a new message
Cons Con's are listed in the Summary section.
Summary Battery does not last long
Phone starts freezing after a week of use
Such as.. can't open internet, when pressing any keys phone won't show them for minutes at a time (lagging), phone screen won't shut off/turn on for minutes at a time
Can't type or text while phone is frozen
Internet does not load
Takes ten minutes to turn the phone on
Hard to change phone settings
I get less reception bars with this phone, never had a phone that had horrible reception until now
All in all, the phone looks impressive and seems like a professional business phone, but it is very dissapointing.