STAND­ING TALL AND BOLD

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - MOBILES -

It was com­mend­able for the Black­berry Bold 9900 to in­te­grate ca­pac­i­tive touch with a QWERTY key­pad in a bar de­sign. Walk­ing in its foot­prints is the Bold 9790, which is priced lower than that phone.

The 2.45-inch ca­pac­i­tive touch dis­play comes handy while launch­ing the app tray, ap­pli­ca­tions and scrolling through emails and mes­sages. The rest of the phone is eas­ily op­er­ated us­ing the key­pad and the reg­u­lars— call re­ceive/end, back, menu and mouse pad. What we found at­trac­tive about the de­sign was the curved shape of the cor­ner keys, al­most melt­ing into the metal bezel. At first you might miss the vol­ume con­trols and the cam- era key on the right edge as the keys are re­ally very sleek.the only colour in this black beauty comes from the liq­uid graph­ics of the BB OS7. The app launcher tray had var­i­ous cat­e­gories—all apps, favourites, me­dia, down­load and fre­quent. Emails, web brows­ing and Black­berry Mes­sen­ger worked smoothly over the smart­phone. The call clar­ity was good, the sound out­put of the me­dia player too was okay. The 5 MP cam­era sen­sor at the back is su­per­fast but good only in day­light. What dis­ap­pointed us was the VGA res­o­lu­tion video record­ing, wh­cih is good enough only for the phone’s dis­play. It also has a good bat­tery backup of 1.5 days.

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