1. Pete6's Avatar
    Having looked closely at the 9700's images here BlackBerry - 9700 Features - Discover BlackBerry Bold 9700 Features I cannot make out any contacts on the back for a char I did find these odd looking things on the left and right sides near the base.

    My question is to those who have actually played with a 9700.

    Are there cradle charging contacts on this phone, if so, where are the located?

    It would be a major retrograde step if the 9700 did not come with cradle charging contacts.
    10-26-09 10:00 AM
  2. UN4GTBL's Avatar
    its those things on the bottom corners, on the side.

    they are similar to the Bold 9000

    Last edited by UN4GTBL; 10-26-09 at 10:09 AM.
    10-26-09 10:07 AM
  3. Pete6's Avatar
    Yeah, that's what I hoped they'd befor. It is difficult to be sure from the photo.

    Thanks for the update.
    10-26-09 10:47 AM
  4. Navlelo's Avatar
    Yes they are cradle charging points, so hope fully RIM will get the accessories out quickly.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-26-09 12:49 PM
  5. zee921's Avatar
    hope fully RIM will get the accessories out quickly.
    hope so too - cradle is a must have for me
    10-26-09 01:18 PM
  6. Pete6's Avatar
    hope so too - cradle is a must have for me
    Agree completely. There should be one in every box, imo.
    10-26-09 01:34 PM
  7. greggebhardt's Avatar
    I got two 9700 charging cradles today and they work great! I have missed my cradle that I used on my Bold 1 and could not wait till I got my hands on these.

    They have a light on the back edge and my 9700 fits snugly!

    See the image of my cradle here: IMG00009-20091026-1210.jpg photo - Greg Gebhardt photos at pbase.com
    10-26-09 02:00 PM
  8. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    I had a cradle for my curve but sold it because I have an innocase and refuse to pay 30.00 for a compatible cradle...was thinking of buying a RIM one again and cutting it to putz around with creating a jig to get the device to fit.
    10-26-09 02:03 PM
  9. UN4GTBL's Avatar
    Agree completely. There should be one in every box, imo.
    that would save me buying one too!
    10-26-09 02:05 PM
  10. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    I got two 9700 charging cradles today and they work great! I have missed my cradle that I used on my Bold 1 and could not wait till I got my hands on these.

    They have a light on the back edge and my 9700 fits snugly!

    See the image of my cradle here: IMG00009-20091026-1210.jpg photo - Greg Gebhardt photos at pbase.com
    Where did you buy your charging cradles? I've never had one before, but I am interested in one for my Onyx.
    10-26-09 02:28 PM
  11. greggebhardt's Avatar
    Where did you buy your charging cradles? I've never had one before, but I am interested in one for my Onyx.
    Do a search under Blackberry 9700 on eBay. The cradle are being sold there.
    10-26-09 02:45 PM
  12. Navlelo's Avatar
    Do a search under Blackberry 9700 on eBay. The cradle are being sold there.
    Are these official 9700 cradles or third party, just I've not seen a hole in their base before.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-26-09 05:38 PM
  13. UN4GTBL's Avatar
    My 8310 charging base has a hole in it and its the real deal

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-26-09 06:18 PM
  14. sidmenda's Avatar
    10-27-09 01:40 AM
  15. Tavro's Avatar
    Is that an official RIM cradle? How are they in stock already
    10-27-09 02:41 AM
  16. Pete6's Avatar
    I had a cradle for my curve but sold it because I have an innocase and refuse to pay 30.00 for a compatible cradle...was thinking of buying a RIM one again and cutting it to putz around with creating a jig to get the device to fit.
    $30 may be the cheap option. If you need the USB port replaced it costs about $70 and imo the USB port is the weakest part of the BlackBerry phone.
    10-27-09 03:42 AM
  17. skyboxer's Avatar
    Yes they are cradle charging points, so hope fully RIM will get the accessories out quickly.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com

    Is that an official RIM cradle? How are they in stock already
    Putting these 2 quotes together is not only funny, but says something about the human condition.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-27-09 03:51 AM
  18. greggebhardt's Avatar
    Are these official 9700 cradles or third party, just I've not seen a hole in their base before.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    The real deal OEM cradle has a hole in it.
    10-27-09 06:34 AM
  19. greggebhardt's Avatar
    Is that an official RIM cradle? How are they in stock already
    Someone has to be first
    10-27-09 06:35 AM
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