1. metsfan89's Avatar
    whats the difference between the 9900 and 9790? my upgrade for tmobile comes december 9th and i want to leave this 9700. The 9790 is newer but which is the better phone it terms of specs and looks. Which phone wins?
    11-15-11 02:31 PM
  2. ignites's Avatar
    9900 is a bit speedier 1.2 ghz vs. 1.0 ghz on 9790 but it is more of a size preference

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    11-15-11 02:57 PM
  3. Xterra2's Avatar
    9900:
    1.2 ghz processor
    720p HD recording
    higher screen res
    Better keyboard

    9790
    Auto focus camera


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    I listed the advantages of each of them vs the other one
    11-15-11 03:02 PM
  4. ignites's Avatar
    are u sure on the auto focus camera?

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    11-15-11 03:04 PM
  5. JR A's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind having a 9790 as a secondary BB.

    I like the idea of a phone that has similar specs as my 9930 as long as it is lower cost.
    11-15-11 03:58 PM
  6. suot.doi's Avatar
    whats the difference between the 9900 and 9790? my upgrade for tmobile comes december 9th and i want to leave this 9700. The 9790 is newer but which is the better phone it terms of specs and looks. Which phone wins?
    mostly form factor , if you are used to the keyboard on the 9700 , keep on the 9790 . but if you like a bigger screen w/ wider keyboard go w/ the 9900 .

    BOTH include touch screens , but i have to say the 9900s styled w/ the real metallic sidings won me over from the 97xx series . its curved classically and the backing for the case is very well made , even if its not real carbon fibre - its represents blackberry quality at its finest .

    BUT auto focus it does miss on the 9900 , but its do-able . unless youre a photo junkie , get a real dslr. because pictures are just digital .

    9900: 720p recording in .3gp , 9790: vga recording >>> +1 9900
    9900: 5mp (no auto focus), 9790: 5mp auto focus >>> +1 9790
    9900: touch = 9790: touch screen
    9900: 66 mm keyboard width , 9790: 60 mm keyboard width >>> preference
    9900: NFC , 9790: na >>> +1 9900
    11-15-11 04:06 PM
  7. metsfan89's Avatar
    Thanks for the extensive explanations people. I think im going to go and get the 9900 with my upgrade and if the new bbx phones get good reviews ill buy that one outright and sell the 9900. i Dont take many pictures so auto focus doesn't really matter much to me. I feel like the 9790 and 9900 should have front facing cameras but i guess they dont because i cant find that in any description.
    11-15-11 05:13 PM
  8. shabbs's Avatar
    Also,

    The 9790's HSPA down connection is also lower than the 9900's.

    9790: HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
    9900: HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps

    The 9790 also has a lower pixel density due to a smaller, lower res screen.

    9790: 480 x 360 pixels, 2.45 inches (~245 ppi pixel density)
    9900: 640 x 480 pixels, 2.8 inches (~286 ppi pixel density)

    More details:
    9790: BlackBerry Bold 9790 - Full phone specifications
    9900: BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 - Full phone specifications
    11-15-11 06:27 PM
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