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  1. Lucky736's Avatar
    I'm still using the same Bold 9000 I bought in 2010 and it works just as efficiently as the day I bought it. Granted, I have updated the OS (Hybrid) and routinely perform memory cleaning, but apart from that it continues to be a solid workhorse of a phone. The keyboard is outstanding, the OS is slick and responsive, the screen is highly vieweable and the sound quality still packs a punch. Not to mention the call quality which makes my HTC sound like a hollow tin can in comparison.

    I'm a great believer in using products that work efficiently and reliably. I don't care for glitz and glamour - I need something that is robust and reliable. The Bold 9000 meets those requirements despite its perceived "outdatedness".

    I'll still keep an eye out for BB10 which is due very soon even though I don't believe in launch hype and x.0 versions of any product.
    Still the best keyboard of any phone I have ever used. Wish BlackBerry would release an official "lite" version of the OS for some of these older models so many still use. Shelved mine a while back and thinking of hopping back in with a 99xx series but even those the keyboard is nowhere near as nice as on my 9000.
    austriker likes this.
    02-11-13 10:52 AM
  2. GolfCity's Avatar
    I use Tune-In radio succesfully on my 9000 OS 5.0.0.1079. Like others suffer from limited app space. Recently replaced the battery which re-juvenated the device. Prior to that was reluctantly considering upgrade. Waiting to see how the Playbook develops before rushing into changing out the trusted 9000.....
    02-13-13 05:07 PM
  3. jethrodood's Avatar
    I use one and love it. Bridge to playbook is amazing and even give me tethered internet via bluetooth. Strangely now 3g works downtown to? Keeping it until i get a Q10 even!
    02-14-13 06:34 AM
  4. jrocke0w0's Avatar
    I'm looking at a refurbished unlocked 9000 online for $169.00cad. Is it worth that much? I was wanting it to use as a backup to my 9900. I don't use that many apps or browse the web on my phone because I have a playbook for that. I'm leaning on this for the bigger battery mostly. I had a 9700 which I think used the same battery as the 9000. Does the 9000 get the same awesome battery life as the bold2? I'm also curious which os is better, the original 4.x or OS 5? Looking forward to trying this beast!

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    02-16-13 11:41 AM
  5. kevinnugent's Avatar
    Man, you can get them new on eBay for less than that!
    02-16-13 05:13 PM
  6. austriker's Avatar
    I'm looking at a refurbished unlocked 9000 online for $169.00cad. Is it worth that much? I was wanting it to use as a backup to my 9900. I don't use that many apps or browse the web on my phone because I have a playbook for that. I'm leaning on this for the bigger battery mostly. I had a 9700 which I think used the same battery as the 9000. Does the 9000 get the same awesome battery life as the bold2? I'm also curious which os is better, the original 4.x or OS 5? Looking forward to trying this beast!

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    Wow I bought mine for 60 although it's in used condition. Check ebay for better prices than that!
    02-18-13 01:11 AM
  7. shevita12's Avatar
    hi there....
    am using bold 9000 (my first berry) and curve 9220 (davis)as its so sleek and small.
    i need advices : i gave already my bold 9000 (yesterday) to my friend, but somehow, i was so afraid that he will find all my old emails (company email and personal) and all my "dark secret" including all my naughty texts& bbm with my boyfriend....He is so smart in IT and uses android and berry as well...

    My question is : can he retreive all my old emails and bbm, tweeter mssgs, etc...even i already take out my memory card? is the device automatically saved all ? what does it mean by "remote encryption" ?

    Please guys, I need some helps here..
    Thanks so much.
    She
    Last edited by shevita12; 02-22-13 at 06:20 AM. Reason: ......
    02-22-13 06:18 AM
  8. curve8520themes's Avatar
    I'm using bold 9000
    02-23-13 03:57 AM
  9. Procterboy's Avatar
    Still using mine! got it for $20 and never looked back ahaha. However it would be nice to have a working headphone jack!
    03-01-13 07:46 AM
  10. thecurryman's Avatar
    I just got mine today! only $40 on ebay! Although this is not my first blackberry (had curve, 9930, tour, and play book)... I need to get a new housing because mine is torn up! is there anything i should be aware of for about this phone? Hope to keep using the 9000 till z10 gets launched on AT&T!
    03-01-13 08:50 PM
  11. austriker's Avatar
    I just got mine today! only $40 on ebay! Although this is not my first blackberry (had curve, 9930, tour, and play book)... I need to get a new housing because mine is torn up! is there anything i should be aware of for about this phone? Hope to keep using the 9000 till z10 gets launched on AT&T!
    Beware the keyboard is just way too good. I just moved on to a z10 this week and already wish I had the 9000 keyboard (q10?)

    Oh and you can really install like 3 or 4 apps. I used advance led and os to clean the memory each day. Also I installed a leaked os 5 to shrink for more space.
    03-02-13 07:13 PM
  12. thecurryman's Avatar
    Beware the keyboard is just way too good. I just moved on to a z10 this week and already wish I had the 9000 keyboard (q10?)

    Oh and you can really install like 3 or 4 apps. I used advance led and os to clean the memory each day. Also I installed a leaked os 5 to shrink for more space.
    oh yeah the keyboard is great but the battery life is awful! I dont know what im doing wrong but it does not last me more than a few hours
    03-05-13 04:50 PM
  13. austriker's Avatar
    oh yeah the keyboard is great but the battery life is awful! I dont know what im doing wrong but it does not last me more than a few hours
    Weird. Mine usually lasted a day. Maybe try a new battery it can be hit or miss with an ancient phone that

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    03-05-13 06:34 PM
  14. kasshern's Avatar
    Yes. I bought mine when it first came out. After what 5 years and it is still tanking and the call reception is superb. I use it at work to tether everyday and for the most part (surfing) it does a good job.

    I replaced the housing and battery and the phone looks and still feeling like the day I bought it. The lack of memory (what most people mentioned) is a downside to keeping it in this day of age where many useful apps are so beneficial. I will hold on to it until it completely dies on me or see if any improvements in the Z10 in respect of apps.

    Still holding back on purchasing the Z10 because of lack of app support (learned my lesson from buying a Playbook early).
    austriker likes this.
    03-11-13 02:57 PM
  15. Procterboy's Avatar
    yep this bold 9000 keeps trucking on and on and on and on aha. its been over 5 years and i still trust this phone enough to take it from one side of north america to the other and back . its a VERY well built phone and was built to last. im not changing phones until this one dies aha. and who knows maybe this phone will outlive us all jks. it already outlived my Mercedes lol. had a few other bbs but none compare to a truly remarkable bold 9000 keyboard

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9000 using Tapatalk
    03-14-13 04:07 PM
  16. bunky1971's Avatar
    I just picked up two 9000s on a trade here on the MarketPlace from Lucky736 - Im on T-Mobile and have 3G speed on the refarmed network in my area. Wooo -hoooo!!!!
    03-15-13 12:05 PM
  17. xamdam's Avatar
    Yeah I got my 9000 back from my son as h said he not going to need it a try backup, so I keeping it forever I posted here about it already, gotta say it is the best phone blackberry (RIM) at the time and even by today's standards it still fast and better then many phones out today.

    I love my z10 and playbook can't wait until bridge is available fully though for playbook a BB10.
    03-15-13 12:34 PM
  18. Vurhan's Avatar
    This 9000 might be the best device of its time. Put my sim in my iphone 2G, its UI's a turtle, no more whatsapp support, only EDGE, it basically feels ancient.

    Same goes for the Moto Razr. Totally ancient.

    Then I simmed my 9000, installed opera mini, and wow. So solid OS.
    bunky1971 likes this.
    03-25-13 10:35 PM
  19. rayporsche's Avatar
    'Til Death do us Apart'..................I've tried everything else and then some and always end up with my trusty old Berry, the Bold 9000 ! call me old fashion but it is my main phone and will be until........................granted there are a couple of apps that I might not be able to use because of the memory space or lack of updates but for that I have my MacPro !
    I drive a 30 year old car and there is nothing wrong with that, hahahaha
    07-04-13 02:41 PM
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