- 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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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).
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).
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:
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.
BlackBerry 7 OS
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
As I said above, in my opinion, this is the best smartphone in the market.
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.)
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The keys on the phone seem to stick and I believe the phone will not last very long.Published 2 months ago by Never again
Hating the phone I was talked into buying and looking to go back to something like the one I had ( A PALM CENTRO ) that died, I bought this hopping for that end. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Steve
Worst product ever. The phone keeps turning off in me even though its fully charged. Also there is a problem that i must put in a password every 30 min. Read morePublished 5 months ago by asher p
Great lil phone seller is well trusted and you should at least try it. Dat price doe!!Published 6 months ago by kathy
Liked having a dependable battery for long periods of time, as well as the feel of a real QWERTY keyboard. Was using it as a back up when I broke my iPhone. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dominick