BlackBerry Bold archive

  • Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9981 goes gold, misses the Q10 memo
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    Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9981 goes gold, misses the Q10 memo

    By 22 May 2013

    Porsche Design has added a gold version of its luxury tweak of the BlackBerry Bold to its line-up of handsets. We know that Porsche is sometimes slow to evolve its design, if its motorcars are anything to go by, but someone seems to have missed the fact...

  • Limited Edition Gold Bold 9900 pictures and hands-on
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    Limited Edition Gold Bold 9900 pictures and hands-on

    By 19 September 2012

    Did you get a gold medal in the Olympics? Shame, because if the the answer is no, then you don't get to ask for one of these incredibly limited-edition Gold Bold 9900 smartphones currently being given to those who did well at the London 2012 Games. BlackBerry...

  • BlackBerry 7.1 update hits the UK for Bold, Curve, and Torch users
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    BlackBerry 7.1 update hits the UK for Bold, Curve, and Torch users

    By 3 May 2012

    BlackBerry 10 might have just been announced, but that doesn't mean Research In Motion has forgotten about current BlackBerry users announcing that BB 7.1 is now available for customers in the UK. The update is available for the BlackBerry Bold 9900,...

  • Harrods Swarovski BlackBerry Bold 9900 White pictures and hands-on
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    Harrods Swarovski BlackBerry Bold 9900 White pictures and hands-on

    By 6 April 2012

    How much do you like crystals? How much do you like BlackBerry? If the answer to both of those is a lot, this might be the BlackBerry Bold 9900 you've been waiting for  - and pom which Pocket-lint's been having a play. Specially commissioned for Harrods...

  • BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981: Harrods titanium edition pictures and hands-on
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    BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981: Harrods titanium edition pictures and hands-on

    By 4 April 2012

    Porsche Design has made an exclusive one-of-a-kind titanium and carbon fibre version of its BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 smartphone for Harrods, and Pocket-lint convinced the Knightsbridge store to let us have a closer look. Titanium is a material...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9790 lands on Vodafone
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    BlackBerry Bold 9790 lands on Vodafone

    By 27 January 2012

    Vodafone has announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9790 is now available on its network. The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is more an update to the BlackBerry Bold 9780 rather than just a thinner version of the Bold 9900. It features a QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9790 review
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    BlackBerry Bold 9790 review

    By 24 January 2012

    BlackBerry is in trouble. The founders Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie announced they were stepping down from their CEO positions, being replaced by Thorsten Heins. Sure they might all have awesome names, but RIM's performance is far from awesome, at...

  • Riot police turn on 3,000 strong crowd as phone launch goes wrong
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    Riot police turn on 3,000 strong crowd as phone launch goes wrong

    By 25 November 2011

    It is every company’s dream to have thousands turn up to the launch of a new phone, but not this one: it saw calm queuers go "crazy" when stock quickly ran out. So many people turned up for the latest smartphone launch in Jakarta, Indonesia, that hundreds...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9790 pictures and hands-on
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    BlackBerry Bold 9790 pictures and hands-on

    By 16 November 2011

    The BlackBerry Bold 9790 acts like the baby brother to the 9900. It is a slimmer, lighter version of the aluminium-wrapped flagship BlackBerry handset. And while it was just announced just yesterday, Pocket-lint has already managed to get its hands on...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9790: The new thinner Bold
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    BlackBerry Bold 9790: The new thinner Bold

    By 15 November 2011

    Like the BlackBerry Bold 9900 but feel it's a little too wide? Research In Motion hears you, it seems, and has announced that it will be bringing a new, slimmer version of the BlackBerry Bold to the UK after Christmas. The BlackBerry Bold 9790, as it...

  • White BlackBerry Bold 9900 pictures and hands-on
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    White BlackBerry Bold 9900 pictures and hands-on

    By 14 November 2011

    With Christmas and winter almost upon us we always have a soft spot for white gadgets, and especially white phones. So up steps the white BlackBerry Bold 9900 to whet our appetite, giving us all that is the Bold in a glorious white casing, so we can put...

  • RIM: 2012 BlackBerry phones will be charming, whimsical and fun
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    RIM: 2012 BlackBerry phones will be charming, whimsical and fun

    By 14 November 2011

    Research In Motion’s senior vice president of Industrial Design, Todd Wood, has told Pocket-lint that the next range of BlackBerry smartphones will be officially summed up using the words “charming, whimsical and fun”. In an exclusive interview with...

  • BlackBerry: Good design wears in rather than wearing out
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    BlackBerry: Good design wears in rather than wearing out

    By 14 November 2011

    “I like restaurants with small menus because it shows they are good at those things. Too many choices mean they aren’t good for anything,” Todd Wood, Senior Vice President for Industrial Design at Research In Motion, the company that makes BlackBerry...

  • White BlackBerry Bold 9900 hits Vodafone
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    White BlackBerry Bold 9900 hits Vodafone

    By 10 November 2011

    Vodafone has announced that it will be the exclusive UK stockist for the white BlackBerry Bold 9900. It can't be just a ploy to stick the boot in on Apple fanboys any longer as the Cupertino collective seems to have cracked the white handset debacle that...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9790 leaked pictures...again
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    BlackBerry Bold 9790 leaked pictures...again

    By 2 November 2011

    It's been a while since RIM got leaky with one of its handsets. Well, a couple of months at least. But the BlackBerry Bold 9790 seems to be popping up all over the place - so we thought it only best that we bring it to your attention. The 9790, which...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Curve 9360 MasterCard PayPass approved
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    BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Curve 9360 MasterCard PayPass approved

    By 26 October 2011

    The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the BlackBerry Curve 9360 are the world's first SIM-based NFC smartphones to be MasterCard PayPass approved, Research in Motion has announced. What this means is that the devices have met the financial giant's guidelines and,...

  • Poor BlackBerry PlayBook sales see profits crash at RIM
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    Poor BlackBerry PlayBook sales see profits crash at RIM

    By 15 September 2011

    BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has had to admit that its shiny new tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook, isn’t doing as well as it had hoped. The company has reported that it has shipped just 200,000 to shops in the last 90 days. To put that into perspective,...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900 review
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    BlackBerry Bold 9900 review

    By 18 August 2011

    When you’re under fire you have to make bold moves, like launching five new handsets, improving the hardware specs and ushering in a new operating system. With BlackBerry facing challenges from all sides, are RIMs efforts enough to lure customers to...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900 enjoys the 24 carat gold treatment
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    BlackBerry Bold 9900 enjoys the 24 carat gold treatment

    By 16 August 2011

    Phone pimpery house Amosu Couture has gone and added an extra level of shine to the already sleek still to be released BlackBerry Bold 9900.  The special version of the handset features a 24 carat gold bezel where the Bold's original metal wraparound...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900 on sale now with Vodafone
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    BlackBerry Bold 9900 on sale now with Vodafone

    By 12 August 2011

    Vodafone has announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is now on sale on its network, the first handset to officially land in the UK from the bumper RIM launch. Available free on 24 month contracts starting from £41 a month - that deal will get you 1,200...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 hands-on
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    BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 hands-on

    By 3 August 2011

    RIM, and its BlackBerry phones, have always been a big hit with the corporate contingent, stringing together countless handsets which appeal to the heavy business user - thanks in part to its excellent QWERTY setup and reliable push email. So it was with...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900 vs BlackBerry Bold 9780
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    BlackBerry Bold 9900 vs BlackBerry Bold 9780

    By 3 August 2011

    RIM has unveiled five new Blackberry 7 handsets - the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930, the BlackBerry Torch 9810, 9850 and 9860. All models will pack a QWERTY keyboard, touchscreen controls and the long-rumoured NFC connectivity. First confirmed at the...

  • RIM details five new BlackBerry 7 smartphones
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    RIM details five new BlackBerry 7 smartphones

    By 3 August 2011

    After AT&T ruined BlackBerry's (badly kept) secret by officially announcing the BlackBerry Torch 9810 earlier, the Canadian mobile giant has now added officialdom to four more BlackBerry 7 touting handsets: the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 and the BlackBerry...

  • BlackBerry 7 devices launch imminent
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    BlackBerry 7 devices launch imminent

    By 26 July 2011

    Monday wasn't the best of days for RIM - publicly admitting that it is to cut 2,000 jobs - but Tuesday looks like being a bumper day in terms of BlackBerry device launches, according to the company's Twitter and Facebook feeds. On Twitter @BlackBerry...

  • First Look: BlackBerry Bold 9900 review
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    First Look: BlackBerry Bold 9900 review

    By 9 May 2011

    Research in Motion has announced a new touchscreen-enabled BlackBerry Bold, the 9900, at it’s annual BlackBerry World conference in the US and Pocket-lint was on hand to get a fondle with the new smartphone. Should you be excited? Read on to find out....