In an effort to compete with Android phones and the iPhone, BlackBerry made a major shift in the design of their phones when they added a touch screen to their BlackBerry Bold 9930. The Bold 9930 still continues to feature the trademark BlackBerry keyboard on the face of the device. Despite this inclusion of the touch screen capabilities, many don’t believe this is enough to give iPhone and Android users much reason to defect to Camp BlackBerry. Experts say that the keyboard’s taking up more room than in these other devices is what goes a long way to enlarging the screen display. Many users want larger screens for gaming and watching movies.
OF BlackBerry’s current devices, the Bold 9930 is the thinnest, measuring .41 inches in thickness. Overall, the handset is 4.53 inches long and 2.6 inches wide. This is a nice size that fits well in the hand. The display measures 2.8 inches with 640 pixels by 480 pixels for the resolution. The display is sharp and the colours vivid.
Of all the BlackBerry lines, the Bold has always been the most fashionable. This trend seems to be continuing. With solid brushed metal edges, a glass face and a glossy patterned back, the BlackBerry Bold 9930 is quite aesthetically pleasing.
The keyboard of the Bold 9930 is quite pleasing and has been upgraded. The keys are sculpted for easy use. Dividers differentiate rows to make typing easier. Even people with larger hands find they can easily type on the keyboard of the BlackBerry Bold 9930. The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is unique in that it is the first BlackBerry device to use Near Field Communication.
The camera of the BlackBerry Bold 9930 features 5 megapixels. It also comes with a 4x digital zoom and a flash. Image stabilization is featured in the phone. One thing the phone seems to be lacking, however, is an autofocus option with the camera.