Sprint customers disappointed by the lack of Wi-Fi on last summer’s BlackBerry Tour 9650 will be pleased with the latest BlackBerry coming to the network. The BlackBerry Bold 9650 offers Wi-Fi and twice as much memory as the Tour. It also sports a superb keyboard and excellent messaging features and any sports and recreation apps which BlackBerry Company provides. Although badged as a Bold, the styling dimensions and feel of the device point more to a revamped BlackBerry Tour than a CDMA-based version of Bold 9700, which is offered by the GSM-based carriers AT&T and T-Mobile.
The Bold 9650 measures 4.4 inches by 2.4 inches by 0.5 inch thick. At 4.8 ounces, however, it is slightly heavier than the 4.6-ounce Tour. The Bold 9650’s body combines a muted chrome bezel with smooth black rubber and textured plastic. The texture contributes to the phone’s comfortable in-hand feel. Like the Tour, the Bold 9650 has a 2.4-inch 480-by-360-pixel display.
Call Quality – it is spot-on with this version of the Bold. From low to high volume the speaker supports a range of sound from deep to high. The speakerphone is sufficiently loud as well.
Messaging – it is the strongest point of the BlackBerry. Connections to Gmail accounts sync messages and contacts seamlessly. A message sent from a computer will show up as a sent message on the device, which creates an incredibly useful completely current email record at all times.
Wireless – it boasts 802.11b/g, GPS, Bluetooth with profiles for streaming music, and support for UMTS/HSPA, CDMA/EV-DO and GSM based networks.
Operating system – it was announced alongside BlackBerry OS 6.0, it ships with OS 5.0, which we also saw on the BlackBerry Strom 2. BlackBerry OS 6.0 won’t ship until Q3. BlackBerry OS 5.0 has sharper icons, brighter colors, and blacker blacks than BlackBerry OS 4.6 (which shipped on the original Bold). The interface is clean and simple to navigate, thanks to its easy-to-identify icons.
The 3.2 megapixel camera on the Bold 9650 features auto-focus, video recording and flash.
Using the camera has been made easier with this model. Previous auto-focus BlackBerrys required users to first focus and then completely presses the key to capture an image. With the Bold the process has been simplified to a simple point and click – the device will focus itself.
Like its siblings, the Bold’s multimedia features are fairly middle-of-the-road. The vanilla music player lets you view your library by song, artist, or genre. During playback, a miniature album thumbnail appears. The app also has playlist and shuffle features, and a headphone equalizer. You can download music via Verizon’s Rhapsody service.
The advanecd player supports video format including MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.263, WMV and audio format such as: MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, and so on.
While, I find two powerful software to let you enjoy such wonderful experience: Nidesoft BlackBerry Video Converter which could convert video and audio files to your Blackberry movie and music format( for example, you may convert “Vuvuzela” of standing for South Africa World Cup to your ringtone by it) and Nidesoft DVD to BlackBerry Converter which could convert DVD to Blackberry video and music. These powerful BlackBerry Converters supports all the BlackBerry family, including BlackBerry 8800, BlackBerry 8830, BlackBerry 8820, BlackBerry Pearl 8800, BlackBerry Curve 8300, BlackBerry Storm 2, BlackBerry 9700 and even the new released Storm! If you want to enjoy your DVD with Blackberry, you may try it! It is easy to see these two software is the best sports betting app assistants for Blackberry.
Sports and recreation apps at Blackberry App World
In order to make the fans are better able to watch the South Africa football World Cup, the Blackberry Company launched a lot of software about the game for blackberry user.
“South Africa on BlackBerry” – Enjoy all the action of World Cup Football in South Africa, right on your BlackBerry? with the “South Africa on BlackBerry” app.
“ScoreMobile” – is a true application that’s been built from the ground up for all recent BlackBerry? smartphone models. It provide up-to-the-minute sports scores, boxscores, player stats, betting odds, game previews, recaps, top stories, and league standings. In addition we publish exclusive live blogs for key games. Coverage currently includes: American Football (NFL, NCAAF, CFL), Baseball (MLB), Basketball (NBA, NCAAB Men’s), Hockey (NHL), Golf (PGA), Auto Racing (NASCAR Sprint Cup, Formula 1) and Soccer (World Cup, EPL, Champions League, Serie A, Liga, MLS). If you have interesting about it, you may get more information from BlackBerry website.
It’s true that RIM hit the mark with the BlackBerry Bold 9650. And the Bold 9650 is the top. It’s got a very good keyboard (though small, especially compared to the relative behemoth Bold 9000), good looks, good build quality and rock solid stability. We find the small, relatively high resolution display hard on the eyes, especially when web browsing and would put up with a larger phone to get a bigger screen. But for consumers, I’d say check out the competition before jumping aboard the BlackBerry bandwagon.