The Blackberry 8900 and the Blackberry 9000 Bold are both marvelous additions to Rim's portfolio of Blackberry smart phones.
The 8900 has a smaller and lighter frame that has the dimensions of 109 x 60 x 13.5 mm in contrast to the Bold's vital statistics of 114 x 66 x 14 mm. The Bold is larger owing to its wider screen as compared to the 2.4 inch screen of the 8900. The track ball of the 9000 is more difficult to operate than that of the Blackberry because it is not recessed and feels less solid. The keypad of the has a more finger friendly ergonomically placed set of keys than the Blackberry Bold.
Both phones use the same software as their operating system namely Rim's 4.6 OS. The operating system functions smoothly in both phones without intermittent hangs/lockups. The interface on both phones is graphically rich.
's 3.2 Mega pixel camera is endowed with auto focus, geo tagging facility, image stabilization attribute and an LED Flash for a perfect shot. The Blackberry 9000 Bold with its 2 Mega pixel camera is imperceptible before the 8900's camera. It is equipped with an LED flash. Its image quality is lower when compared to the 's camera. The cameras of both phones have video recording capability. Both phones support many games and allow downloading of additional games onto the phone as well.
Both phones have a media player to manage audio and video. While the media player of the 8900 can support audio file formats like MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA , the Blackberry 9000 Bold can support only MP3/WMA/AAC+ audio file formats. The media player of the supports DivX/XviD/MPEG4/WMV video file formats in comparison to the DivX/WMV/XviD/3gp formats supported by the Bold's media player. Both phones have Blue tooth connectivity, USB ports and a 3.5mm audio socket for enhanced listening experience. Both phones have html browsers for a superior internet experience. While both phones sport Wi Fi technology for internet connectivity at hot spots and at home; the Bold has a 3G HSDPA which is absent in the .
The comes with a superior 256MB RAM that blows away the 128 MB RAM sported by the BlackBerry 9000
Bold. The 8900 has a standby time of 356 hours and a talk time of 5 hours 30 minutes in contrast to the lesser stand by time of 310 hours and talk time of 5 hours offered by the 9000. However the Blackberry Bold has a faster processor (624 MHz) in comparison to the 's (512 MHz) which lets you keep many applications open concurrently.
The 9000 also has a voice memo and document editor attribute which is absent in the Blackberry 8900 . Both phones have GPS facility to support their Google Maps and Blackberry Maps application. The Blackberry has more functional facets than the Blackberry Bold, and makes a better choice.The successor of the 8800, the 9000 evolves the design, but is a real revolution software-wise. It runs on similar, yet much different software with animations.
EngadgetMobile got exclusive images of the new RIM Blackberry 9700
. This is the successor of the 8800 (and the 8700) and as it can be seen from the comparison picture, evolves the design language. What is more interesting though, is the software. The videos, the lucky insider managed to capture, point out BlackBerry phones will get a new contemporary look of their user interface, with animations and cool looking icons. Though obviously consumer oriented, we may hope to see some better multimedia implementation in these otherwise business phones. There is no solid information about the specifications of the phone, but you may take a look at the preliminary specs weve published.
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