Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Blackberry Bold 9700 Review + DiGi Smart Plan

Posted on/at 8:15:00 PM by SBdude

DiGi Blackberry Bold 9700 Review + DiGi Smart Plan

DiGi had finally launched Blackberry Bold 9700 last week and its a good time to fight with the likes of the Blackberry services offered by Maxis and Celcom. With the new scheme and data plan, you can purchase the Bold 9700 from as low as RM1,299 from the retail price of RM1,999.


RIM Blackberry Bold 9700 aka Bold 2


The Blackberry Bold 9700 (known as Bold 2) is very much resemble its predecessor. You get full 3G Internet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, and GPS. It also uses a brilliant half-VGA (480 x 360 pixel) display and 3.2-megapixel camera which is an upgrade from the 2.0-megapixel model on the original Bold.


Blackberry Bold 9700 places the screen and QWERTY keyboard front and center, with a strip of the most commonly used controls (talk, end call, back, etc.) dividing the two, easily accessible with a thumb. On the right-hand side, a bubbled-out volume rocker and camera shutter button make it easy to access those dedicated functions.
Camera Shutter and Volume Button on the right side of Bold 2

On the left, it offers a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB charging and data connection, and programmable shortcut key.

Byebye Trackballs, Hello Trackpad on the Blackberry Bold 9700


RIM's Blackberry is known for their trackballs but by switching to an optical trackpad, it enables you to swipe your finger over the gem-shaped button center button and it acts just like the trackpad on a laptop computer.


Out of the box, the Bold 2 comes stacked with 256MB of internal memory, but RIM includes a 2GB microSD card in the built-in expansion slot. The slot, which is behind the battery door, can smartly be accessed without removing the actual battery, and accommodates cards up to a whopping 32GB.


DiGi Smart Plan for Smartphones, Unlimited Internet access only RM68


Plan wise, DiGi had also launched their latest data scheme,DiGi Smart Plan. For only RM68, you will get unlimited Internet access inclusive of Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) !! How cool is that !! Plus, pay as you use SMS and calls at a very low rate.


DiGi iPhone or DiGi Blackberry ? How about getting BOTH ? Surf here for more details @ http://www.digi.com.my/internet/smartplan/smartplan.html

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