| | 04-11-2012, 06:27 AM Thread Author #1
Just got the Bold 9790!
I've just got my SIM free Bold 9790 yesterday. It has been a difficult choice between this and the 9900, but in the end I went for the auto-focus camera, longer battery life, and smaller size (and price tag). Besides, I have a PlayBook already so the smaller screen is not a big deal.
I'm happy with the device so far, it's sexy and fast (specially if you come from a Storm 9500) and my keyboard usage is improving as I use it. I'll come back with a report of how I feel after some time.
Call quality is very good, as well as audio quality, including music. The touch screen is nice to have, even if the trackpad works so well that I find myself alternating between the two.
I must say that sometimes reading the forums you get scared because of the negative reports... my device doesn't show any defect. The lady that sold me the device told me people are quite happy with it. I did know BB are quite popular here in Spain among younger people, because of the social networking capabilities and free BB messenger, but it's nice to have the opinion of someone who sells it (specially when the alternative was selling me a more expensive one, since I was asking also for the 9900).
Apart from any defective unit, I have the impression that some negative reviews come from people that buy the device for the wrong reasons, I don't intend to use this device for extensive web browsing, if I wanted that then I would go for something else. The 9790 seems to be very good at what it was designed for. In any case, I'll come back after some time, since I'm too excited now with my new gadget and only extended usage allows for an accurate impression.
Something to say: RIM announces BB Traffic for the device and it's not available for it, maybe someone just made a mistake in their website.
I'm posting this from the 9790 using the Crackberry app.
Kind regards from Madrid,
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