A Review: BlackBerry Bold 9900

For the longest time, I have been meaning to try using a BlackBerry phone. My hubby has one, but it gives me limited accessibility since it was issued by their company, and they apparently  blocked  (***sad face**) some Apps for work reasons. So you can imagine how ecstatic I was when a co-blogger asked me if I can test the BlackBerry Bold 9900 for two weeks and do a review after. Of course I said YES! So here it goes:


The most notable experience of using the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the keyboard. It gives me the ease and comfort of sending/receiving messages and emails fast. Even my husband who is a BlackBerry user for years can attest to this since they incorporated company email (Outlook) with the phone as the company’s form of communication every working hour, all week. Email and SMS exchanges is really a breeze!

The keyboard is designed with utmost functionality making it easy the maneuver across the keys. This is because the BB 9900 is the first BlackBerry ever which features a touchscreen and a full-sized keyboard while having the famous candy bar design. The keys are a bit wider than the model before it, the Bold 9780, and it is more similar to the original Bold 9000. It is the phone that was popularly known for having the best keyboard ever when it was made available to the public.


Another feature I like about this phone is the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). Even before Facebook Chat, Viber or Line became popular, the BlackBerry Messenger was already here ahead of the pack. For me, it is a breakthrough BlackBerry application which allows you to interact with another BlackBerry user anywhere in the world by sending and receiving real-time text/voice messages and images with up to 2000 characters. You will also know when your messages are delivered and read.

Another exciting feature of the BlackBerry Messenger is the Group Barcode. It allows you join a person’s group by just scanning a QR code. How cool is that?

Although the apps available with the phone are not as extensive as the IOS and Android, I still find the phone elegant and functional perfect for the business-minded person on-the-go who uses it mainly for sending emails/messages. The sleek, slim design gives it value-added points as well!


15 Responses to “A Review: BlackBerry Bold 9900”

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  1. Ria C says:

    I use to own a Blackberry and it started conking out when it almost turned 2. Most of my friends who have the same phone as mine and bought almost the same time, had the same flaws and malfunctions. Sometimes, our phones just hang that we have to do a hard reset.

    I find the new BB more functional but I guess, I’m just too scared to buy another one. 🙂

  2. My niece in law love her blackberry phone . I have never owned one of those but it sounds like a great one to have.

  3. papaleng says:

    Nice review, but sorry dear, ban sa akin ang mga mobile phone.

  4. jane says:

    i am planning to get a BB as well this looks sleek and cool gadget for me. Its hard for me to sms in a bumpy taxi or while im in walking or something else using my iphone since its touchscreen

  5. Jean says:

    I want to have a Blackberry phone before because of getting curious with BBM. I think it’s the very effective feature of BB why it’s so popular in the market 🙂

  6. It looks chic and fancy gadget to have Sis 🙂 My cell phone is so simple but I wish I have a Blackberry like this someday.

  7. Marr says:

    My 9900 only lasted me 4mos. Its battery life was the deal breaker for me. It only lasted me 4hrs tops. yes, I am a heavy bb user. I just couldn’t stand having to plug it in my battery charger everytime.

  8. I have been a blackberry user way back. I love the BBM.. but since I only have few friends who are blackberry user.. I didn’t get to enjoy it much. but overall, my blackberry user experience was good. 🙂

  9. lencilicious says:

    I always find Blackberry so elegant and professional looking. I like the style of this one too.

  10. Rcel says:

    I currently have this phone and I am loving it! It works well with how I want my phone to be. 🙂

  11. Tingting R. says:

    When I bought my smartphone a few months ago, it was a toss between blackberry and a windows phone. Well, the windows phone won. I want to try blackberry though…after my 2-year subscription expires.

  12. jennyL says:

    I was torn between BB and iPhone when I’m contemplating on buying a new phone 2 years ago.. i end up buying an iPhone.. i wanna try BB in the future.

  13. I like the sleek design of BB. If I just have enough budget, I would buy one though my priority is now is my travel… 🙂

  14. Algene says:

    Gusto ko rin ang phone na to ate Anna! Mas gusto ko ang qwerty na BB kesa touch screen. LOL

  15. cheerful says:

    thanks for sharing your review about it. i never had bb phone but will keep these one in mind when time comes na i can afford to have one na, hehehe! 🙂