Bold 9790 - £140
Why this smartphone is built for you
The BlackBerry Bold 9790
The Bold 9790 is a mid-range smartphone that runs on BlackBerry OS 7. It is aimed at first time smartphone users and is built around instant messaging. The 9790 is intended for those who require some of the additional utility offered by a smartphone, but at an affordable price.
This phone has a QWERTY keyboard and a 2.5 inch touchscreen that displays in 245PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Bold 9790 has a 5MP camera and can record video in up to 480p. This phone does not have a front facing camera.
Performance is provided by a 1GHz single core processor and 0.8GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 21 out of 100.
The Bold 9790 has an estimated battery life of around 6 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1230mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Bold 9790 comes with 8GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage.
The Bold 9790 has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. It also has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends
The BlackBerry Bold 9790 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps, has a dedicated BBM button for launching BlackBerry's instant messaging service and comes with MultiCast, a tool which allows you to post/upload photos to more than one social media site at once, helping you to stay on top of your digital life. It can also access the BlackBerry World app store to take advantage of all that it has to offer.
The BlackBerry 9790 is a compact messaging device aimed at buyers who desire a physical keyboard. Its strong social media integration means that it is likely to appeal to the teenage/student market.