Christmas list – revised: Part 2

Christmas list – revised: Part 2So a few months ago I drafted my early Christmas list, then I binned it, then I wrote an entirely new one. The early edition actually had five devices on it (none of which are contenders any more), and the new one only has three.

You know what that means, don’t you? Santa will be expecting at least another two devices in the form of this handy feature, which he can access via the world’s wide webs. Sup, Claus?

To recap, on Monday I got the ball rolling with the first three devices, namely:

  • HTC Sensation XE
  • iPad 2
  • Motorola RAZR

Now it's time for numero quatro:

BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900

Ironically, JanSt / MOD (to use the name on his birth certificate) mentioned the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 on Monday after I published the first portion of my new list. And heck, if Jan likes a phone – it must be good. Unless it’s running Symbian, mwahaha. (I jest.)

The BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 has a lot of things going for it. It doesn’t run iOS or Android for a start, and I quite fancy a change. I could go down the Windows Phone 7 route, but… meh.

It also has a full keyboard and a touchscreen; the best of both worlds, you might say. ‘Cept the display is only 2.8in diagonally, so it’s not exactly the “best”, but you know what I mean.

In terms of processing juice, the 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU makes it the “most powerful BlackBerry yet” (as the marketing guys are keen to remind us). That mightn’t sound particularly impressive, but it’s what you do with it that counts.

Other specs of interest include 8GB of internal flash memory, 768MB RAM, and a 5MP camera.

Or how about the fact that it now comes in both black and white? Could I really pull off having a white phone? I’m kinda torn, but it’s nice to have the option.

Christmas list – revised: Part 2In fact, since it’s Christmas, maybe I could push the proverbial boat out even further and ask for the ridiculous Porsche Design P'9981. Y’know the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 special edition thingy that’s all sharp edges and silver and designed by Porsche? Pretty wanky. And it’s 81 units better than the original BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900, in numerical terms at least.

Woah, I’ve just received a sign from the Gods of Christmas (or perhaps the Gods of advertising, to be more accurate) in the form of an ad for the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 on the right of my screen. Talk about uncanny. That’s it settled then. Let’s put the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 at the top of my list. Who am I to argue?

Actually, let’s put the first part of the revised list in the bin too. I can barely remember what was on it, even though I listed them again at the top of this feature. Fickle? Moi? What the hell you talkin’ about, man?

If you happen to own a BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900, feel free to have a rant about it below. Pros? Cons? Or, if you're Jan, feel free to reiterate just why it's so good. Thanks in advance, sir.

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 18, 2011 at 14:09

Go for it...
2 weeks with the Blackberry Bold 9900, and I have very very little to b*tch about. Actually, I think I will order one (have to return my loan model) !

You may want to check if there's an app you just can't live without that isn't available, yet.
There are big gaps in the AppWorld, but what it does it does better than most phones I used. And though it is undeniably stylish, it has coped with quite a bit of abuse as well...


dineshravindran  Nov. 21, 2011 at 17:29

Its certainly "the best" smart-phone in the market with a "keypad" on it,... the touch-screen adds to the magic... the form factor is simply'll really feel great in holding the phone and you'll feel even better when typing with it...

However, within a month of constant usage you'll start missing the apps or the lack of it..especially if you are used to them in your previous smart-phone(s)... the constant news about RIM going down the drain will depress you even further on why you had to choose this phone and wonder if it has any future at all... you might have to console yourself by just looking at the keyboard and how brilliantly it has been built....

If you have really made up your mind on it, buy it asap... the sooner it is, the lesser your regrets will be(as everyday, there is either a news about a better smartphone or something on RIM falling apart)... all the more, RIM has released a few apps for free download to compensate its customer base on the recent 3-day outage and they will be free only until the end of December...

My personal rating;
OS - 6.5/10
Apps - 3/10
H/W specs - 8.5/10
Keyboard and Form-Factor - 10/10


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