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Engadget Nov 5, 2009

For us, however, the BlackBerry UI is showing its age, and ultimately, beautiful hardware aside, this device is essentially exactly the same as every other BlackBerry.

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CNET Dec 17, 2009

The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 brings T-Mobile its first 3G BlackBerry and improves on its predecessor with a sleeker design and more power. We only wish it had a better browser to complete the package.

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TechRadar Nov 13, 2009

While many will probably disagree with us, we're not sold on the more cramped keyboard that makes the new Bold 2 9700 look a lot like a hundred other BlackBerry designs out there today.

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CrackBerry Mar 30, 2012

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is simply the best of everything that Research in Motion currently offers in a smartphone, wrapped into a tight package.

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BGR Sep 21, 2009

Every single thing about the BlackBerry 9700 screams high-end to us, and for a device that’s a part of the Bold-series (the Bold won’t go anywhere, we’ve been told), it should. It’s the best of the best to come out of Research In Motion to date and we can’t wait until everyone’s able to...

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IntoMobile Dec 2, 2009

On the whole, the 9700 is a safe, expected, and generally well-executed iteration on RIM’s winning strategy, but doesn’t bring anything especially new to the table.

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Constantinb Constantinb

The blackberry is all round good phone, but do not expect more. With the 6.0 software on it it runs quite slow and has the occasional freeze when trying to perform a new action for this I do not recommend to install the newest possible software as the old one runs better on the phone. Choose the...

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jaydubya jaydubya

I've never had a device I've so desperately wanted to smash with a hammer. Unfortunately, this is the phone they have us carry at work so I don't have a choice.

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