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BlackBerry Bold 9930 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
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BlackBerry Bold 9930 Phone (Verizon Wireless)

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.53 inches, 2.6 inches, 0.41 inches
  • Weight: 4.64 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 396 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 300 hours
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches ; 4.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005HR9VSI
  • Item model number: Bold 9930
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,787 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

Product Description

Powered by the next-generation BlackBerry OS 7, the BlackBerry Bold 9930 smartphone for Verizon Wireless is also the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone ever at just 10.5mm (0.41 inches). A large 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen boasts millions of colors and is packed with pixels for crystal clear viewing of e-mail, web sites, and video. It's complemented by a full QWERTY keyboard and trackpad navigation.

Powered by the next-generation BlackBerry OS 7, the BlackBerry Bold 9930 smartphone for Verizon Wireless is also the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone ever at just 10.5mm (0.41 inches). A large 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen boasts millions of colors and is packed with pixels for crystal clear viewing of e-mail, web sites, and video. It's complemented by a full QWERTY keyboard and trackpad navigation.

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 with 2.8-inch touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard (view larger).
BlackBerry Bold 9930
At a Glance:
  • 3G connectivity

  • BlackBerry OS 7

  • 1.2 GHz processor

  • 2.8-inch touchscreen + QWERTY keyboard

  • 8 GB memory microSD card

  • GPS navigation

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi

  • Stereo Bluetooth

  • Corporate e-mail
At a Glance

A powerful 1.2 GHz processor provides smoother multitasking and navigation, fast downloads, and crisp HD 720p video recording via the Bold 9930's 5-megapixel camera. And the integrated Liquid Graphics technology combines a dedicated graphics processor with the main processor for a highly responsive touch interface with incredibly fast and smooth graphics.

In addition to high-speed connectivity on the fast and reliable Verizon Wireless 3G network, the Bold 9930 allows you to enjoy wireless voice and data service in more than 200 countries--including more than 125 with 3G speeds.

Packed full of the latest mobile technologies, the Bold 9930 includes an augmented reality feature that uses the built-in compass (magnetometer) to display over 150 million points of interest, BBM contacts, and more. And BlackBerry's universal search has been amped up in BlackBerry 7 OS. With speech-to-text translation, you can now look for files, e-mail, contacts and music--and even search the web--all without typing a thing.

With BlackBerry, on-the-go productivity is the name of the game. You'll get access to the world-class BlackBerry push messaging service with access to up to 10 supported business and personal e-mail accounts, plus BlackBerry Enterprise Server support for corporate e-mail installations. The DataViz Docs To Go Premium suite is pre-loaded for editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from anywhere, and you can access BlackBerry App World to download more productivity apps (as well as games and more). The Bold 9930 also offers support for the BlackBerry Playbook tablet BlackBerry Bridge (Bridge is available as a free download on BlackBerry App World).

The new BlackBerry browser offers incredibly fast page load times, better web-based gaming, HTML5 video support, and seamless scrolling and zooming. Other features include an 8 GB internal memory, expansion via microSD memory cards (up to 32 GB in size), Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, 3.5mm stereo headset jack, and up to 6.6 hours of talk time (see full specifications below).

Vital Statistics

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 weighs 4.59 ounces and measures 4.53 x 2.6 x 0.41 inches. Its 1230 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6.6 hours of talk time, and up to 300 hours (12.8 days) of standby time. It runs on the CDMA 800/1900 frequencies as well as EV-DO, Rev A 3G frequencies. It also offers quad-band GSM connectivity (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and dual-band 3G connectivity (2100/900 MHz UMTS) when roaming in foreign territories.

New BlackBerry 7 OS delivers the ultimate in communication, multimedia, and productivity.

What's in the Box
BlackBerry Bold 9930 handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, polishing cloth, pre-installed SIM card, quick start guide

Verizon Wireless Services

Reliable 3G Network: With support for the EV-DO high-speed data standard, you'll enjoy fast access to the Internet and Verizon Wireless multimedia services (additional charges applicable), with average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps and peak rates up to 2 Mbps.

VZ Navigator Capable: With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps.

5-megapixel camera with HD 720p video capture.

Mobile Broadband Connect: Use your smartphone as a modem for your notebook when you connect the two using a USB cable--or open a Bluetooth connection--enabling you to access the Internet or your company intranet. The Mobile Broadband Connect tethered modem capability is ideal when you're traveling and need to use your notebook to check e-mail, access corporate networks, or download large files like presentations and reports. And with Mobile Broadband Connect, you won't have to buy an extra PC Card or other devices.

Global Roaming Capabilities: With this mobile phone, you can connect to wireless networks from Europe to South America to Asia thanks to its quad-band GSM/EDGE/GPRS connectivity as well as high-speed 3G HSPA compatibility (900/2100 MHz networks). It comes pre-installed with a SIM card, so customers who plan to travel abroad can activate global service at the time of purchase or by calling Verizon Wireless prior to leaving the U.S. For those who travel abroad frequently, the Verizon Wireless Global Value Plan offers discounted roaming capabilities with data access in more than 200 destinations.

Visual Voice Mail: This innovative service enables you to delete, reply, and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions. Visual Voice Mail is the ideal tool for the busy mobile professional who may need to prioritize which messages he or she listens to first. Features include on-screen access to voice mail message status, save up to 40 messages for 40 days (or archive permanently), create up to 10 different caller ID-based greetings, and reply via call back, text or even voice mail.

VZW Backup Assistant: Automatically back up your mobile contacts to your online address book. If your phone is lost, stolen, or damaged, or you decide to upgrade, easily restore your saved address book to your new phone. You can also add, delete, edit, and print your contacts online and send the changes to your mobile phone.

Field Force Manager: Combining a powerful Web-based application with a handset application, the Field Force Manager service provides visibility and control for all of your mobile workers. It's a turnkey wireless-solutions package that breaks new ground in resource tracking and management. It is composed of three solution modules:

  • Location and Tracking uses rich, detailed mapping to show the location and location history of field workers; provides location information when users clock in and out; shows where they are when they accept and complete jobs; creates an audit trail to validate job information for customers; and generates turn-by-turn driving directions.
  • Electronic Timecard gives employees an automated way to capture their time, and gives employers the ability to export this information into many current payroll systems for processing.
  • Job Dispatch provides an automated way to manage customer service requests, dispatch field personnel, and track job progress through completion.

Coming Soon: Push To Talk

Push To Talk is not currently available, but it will be enabled in a future BlackBerry Bold software upgrade. When ready, a new icon with a red asterisk will appear on the home screen to inform you that a software update is available. Once the software is made available and you have installed the update, you will then be able to download and install the Push To Talk application.


  • Fast 3G connectivity thanks to Sprint's EV-DO, Rev A network with average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps and peak rates up to 2 Mbps.
  • Global roaming capabilities with data access in more than 200 destinations (pre-installed SIM card; compatible with 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM and 900/2100 MHz 3G UMTS networks)
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and A2DP audio streaming.
  • Onboard GPS for navigation (using pre-loaded BlackBerry Maps or optional VZ Navigator) and location services

BlackBerry 7 OS

  • BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 6 allows you to send and receive messages in seconds as well as see when your contacts are typing. Swap pictures, videos, voice notes, and more (files up to 6 MB in size). You can even text non-BBM friends from the BBM screen.
  • BlackBerry App World features a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones. Categories include travel, productivity, entertainment, games, social networking and sharing, news and weather, and more.
  • BlackBerry Balance separates personal content from corporate content, giving the freedom and flexibility to use the smartphone for personal e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, multimedia, games and other apps, while satisfying the need for corporate data to be highly secure and manageable.
  • BlackBerry Maps lets you view maps and receive directions on your BlackBerry smartphone. Zoom or pan through interactive maps when looking for locations or directions, get easy-to-follow turn-by-turn directions, and send maps via e-mail or text messages.

Communications & Internet

  • Personal and corporate e-mail access
  • Compatible with BlackBerry Enterprise Server for advanced security and IT administration features within IBM Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise environments.
  • HTML web browser (HTML5)
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging


  • 1.2 GHz processor speeds up everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work.
  • 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen (640 x 480 pixels, 287 ppi, 16 million color depth)
  • Physical QWERTY keyboard
  • Optical trackpad
  • MicroUSB port
  • Sensors: accelerometer, magnetometer .


  • 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with 4x digital zoom, flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging, zero shutter lag, and multiple scene modes.
  • HD 720p video capture


  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, OGG, and WAV
  • Video player compatible with MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, and 3GP.


  • 8 GB internal memory
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 768 MB of RAM

Pre-installed Apps

  • Documents to Go Premium mobile document suite lets you create and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint docs as well as view PDF files. Premium edition supports password protected files, charting pictures, and spell checking for Word docs.

More Features

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Hands-free speakerphone

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
72 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best phone ever February 19, 2012
It was contract renewal time, so visions of new phones for myself and my family danced through my head. I'd been pouring over every detail of the droid phones and the iPhone. My 14 year old son asked..."Aren't they running out of things for phones to do?" I laughed, but then I thought about his question.

It's a loaded question and I knew what he was getting at. The silliness of the phone 'pissing contest' with all the youtube videos comparing one to another. The giant screens. Useless gimmicks like `Siri'

I decided to stop, take a breath, and decide what I truly needed in a PHONE. I had 160 apps on my Droid and I literally used about 10-15 of those. The rest were part of the 'pissing contest' ("Hey, do you see what my phone can do!? Bro-stache! Voice warping software! 3D games!")

I needed 100% accuracy in texts and emails. Clear phone calls. At least a workdays worth of battery life (10 hours of heavy usage). Contacts and calendar sync with gmail. `To do' list. The ability to handle multiple email accounts, including Exchange. A simple, decent camera. Medical apps like Epocrates. Music apps like Pandora, Shazaam, Slacker radio. Utilities like Evernote, Dropbox. You get the idea. Mostly as a functioning phone, a real phone with organizing tools, but with a few entertainment things.

First let me say that it is truly a beautiful phone. Slim, sleek, stunning design. One of the best LOOKING phones ever. The touch screen is vivid, crisp, and clear.

Now, about my `needs' from my PHONE.

Accuracy. I am a physican at a busy hospital and we communicate with each other EXTENSIVELY via text throughout the day. The main problem I'd had with my Droid Incredible was the virtual keyboard.
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69 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want a phone that actually works! October 13, 2011
By jRo
There is no better phone than the Bold 9930. Best antenna ever -- fewer dropped calls. Longer battery life. And best of all, the best keyboard ever offered on a phone. This is without a doubt the best phone I've ever used. That is, if you really need a phone that works as a communication tool, as opposed to an app-running toy.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Smartphone in the Market October 14, 2011
By Andrew
This is the best smartphone on the market hands down, in particular, for someone who is not in love with typing emails on a touch screen only phone. This device provides the best of both worlds - (1) a QWERTY keyboard that no one can dispute is the best keyboard on the market (its smoothness and ease of typing is incredible and even vastly better than earlier blackberries) and (2) a crystal clear touch screen. It is also razor thin and incredibly sleek looking. While the outages this past week may turn some people off, RIM will surely do whatever they can to make sure that never happens again (and that is was a rare occurrence), and despite the outage, RIM's email service is still the best in the game. Instant push emails allows users to respond quickly and not get behind when emails pile up. The new operating system and browser is a vast improvement as well.

As I said above, in my opinion, this is the best smartphone in the market.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not an iPhone, but close enough for now December 29, 2011
I happen to be part of a family that loves the iPhone. BUT, I work at a corporation that committed early to the Blackberry, and has not yet developed the infrastructure to support the iPhone. So when my 2-year-old BB finally croaked a couple of months back, I was stuck getting another Blackberry. I asked around and was told that of the available replacement choices, the BB 9930 was the most iPhone-like.

And it is.

Which is not to say that its workings and apps are equivalent to the iPhone's! But they are sufficiently close that I finally feel I have mostly caught up. I now have OK camera functions, music, internet, and the ability to synch with my laptop's Outlook mail, calendar, contacts and phone. But the deficiencies, slight though they night be, are obvious. My recent phone list sometimes, but not always, shows my latest calls. The camera's ability to post pix to Facebook comes and goes. The GUI that lets me set an alarm is backwards to what my intuition would dictate. And without built-in iPod and iTunes, managing my music is just not what I want. In nearly all ways, the slickness, workmanship and love that makes the iPhone such a delight to use is lacking.

But on the positive side, I can swipe my fingers across the touch-sensitive screen and view new content. Typing on the physical keyboard might even be preferable to the iPhone's virtual keyboard. And Blackberry's cursor control, in which a wheel or pad allows a fingertip to move the cursor, actually allows more text editing flexibility than the iPhone's clunky-by-comparison I-bar placement. I am pleased with the sound quality of the phone and the ease of switching to speakerphone mode.

For what it's worth, I still think the iPhone is a superior machine. But in the interim - until my company decides to support Apple products - the 9930 will do nicely.

(FYI: the 5-star ratuing is really 4.5 stars.)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Phone of All December 17, 2011
Dream phone. This is it. For anyone who first and foremost needs a communications device, there is none better. The iPhone and Android toy phones are ok too, of course, for those who first want a toy and the bigger the better. But, hey, there are so many better toys for that, why even bother to us a phone for that.
This Blackberry is a reliable and easy to use communicator first. Everything else is a bonus, from beautiful styling, display, thousands of decent apps and incredible functionality. Sure there are some should haves and would haves but they're quickly forgotten once you start using this beauty. The incredible feel of cool-to-the-touch stainless steel and classy look of the 9930 make most the latest plastic brick-sized smart?phones feel cheap and tacky, never mind what's inside.
Yes, they have slicker browsers and media. But the Bold is no slouch. The native browser is a vast improvement and others, such as Opera Mini also work extremely well. No complaints there at all. If you need physical keys, the keyboard makes you want keep on typing and typing. Nothing else like it out there. The battery will last way into the night even with heavy usage and a good deal of browsing news and information. Heavy video streaming is another story, but again, this is supposed to be a communications device first.
After trying all the latest smartphones over the years, including iPhone, it's hard to imagine a connected life without this BB. It seems like the perfect balance between productivity and entertainment. In meetings, it makes you wish for urgent calls and messages, just to pull it out and be noticed and envied by the toy owners.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Phone
I picked this phone up recently and like it enough to where I'm taking some time to give an opinion on it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Pugster
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
No complaints. Fast delivery. Will update.
Thank you.
Published 6 months ago by Diiza72
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
the cellphone is in good and excelent condiction. thank you
Published 9 months ago by ROBERTO CARLOS LUIS R
1.0 out of 5 stars Best Used when combined with a Hammer
As of about two months ago, my employer has saddled me with this particular model of Frustration Generating device. Read more
Published 21 months ago by K. Reeves
2.0 out of 5 stars Crooked trackpad is indicative of QC problems
The trackpads on both of the 9930's I bought from Amazon third party sellers featured slightly crooked trackpads in the counter-clockwise direction. Read more
Published on September 22, 2012 by S. Weaver
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Business Phone
Had the Curve 9930. Tried a Droid. Back to Blackberry. This is a great phone, not a toy... If you want to watch Netflix, get a 60" TV. Read more
Published on July 30, 2012 by GVan1964
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of both Worlds (Keyboard and Touch Screen)
Reasons I chose to upgrade from my BlackBerry Tour to this phone, over an iPhone:

1. OS 7 is fast.
2. Sleek design.
3. Physical Keyboard is awesome. Read more
Published on June 3, 2012 by Kermit the Frog
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Blackberry EVER!
I have been a Blackberry users for YEARS. I had the Torch 9800 for about a year, hating it every day .... Read more
Published on February 29, 2012 by nan_c77
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Hardware, Flawed Software and Service
The IPhone software and apps are the most elegant in the world. Pair that with the hardware on this phone, it's gorgeously tactile keyboard and slim shape, and the Bold 9930 would... Read more
Published on January 20, 2012 by Angelique
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