1. Raikozy's Avatar
    so what do you guys think? sorry if this is not really the right place to ask this. I have bold 9900 and I have no intention of replacing this baby with 9790 cuz i just fell in love with this phone, but what do you think of the 9790
    There are tons of pics in this website
    Tons More Pictures of the BlackBerry Bold 9790 (Bellagio) - BerryReview
    11-01-11 04:21 PM
  2. kevinnugent's Avatar
    I hate the buttons. I have the 9900 and won't be changing.
    11-01-11 04:26 PM
  3. Phill_UK's Avatar
    I have one, and the buttons are a non-issue... but it's still not a patch on the 9900

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    11-01-11 04:33 PM
  4. diego.roscetti's Avatar
    I have always loved the form factor of the Bold 97XX, but I cannot stand the look of the buttons. I might change once I pick one up and use it, but IMO it look horrid.

    Makes the phone look cheap.

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    11-01-11 04:49 PM
  5. r.santa1's Avatar
    size is better than 9930 but those buttons are just plain wrong in 2011
    11-01-11 06:41 PM
  6. Raikozy's Avatar
    I wonder how would they make a sillicon for it, gonna be way difficult than the regular bold just because it has curving keys
    11-01-11 07:35 PM
  7. SackHarry's Avatar
    is it also touch screen?
    11-01-11 10:58 PM
  8. melander's Avatar
    Do 4 buttons really make the difference? I see the keyboard is similar to the 99xx.
    11-01-11 11:29 PM
  9. maxrdlf's Avatar
    RIM sucked all phones with that raissed buttons
    11-01-11 11:35 PM
  10. MikeFromCanada's Avatar
    The keyboard is similar, though smaller. And yes, to me personally, those 3D buttons make a big difference. They really look out of place.

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    11-01-11 11:35 PM
  11. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    The buttons detract from the look of the 9790 somewhat, but from a build standpoint, there will probably be less issues with those than with the button "strip" (like on the 9900 and 9800/9810) peeling up, letting dust in etc. Mind you, the probably could've kept the original button style on the 9700 and 9780.

    Although the Storm series wasn't a great success, one thing they should've carried over to the current touchscreen devices is the capacitive buttons under the display from the Storm 2.
    11-01-11 11:39 PM
  12. mc21's Avatar
    From what I glimpsed at, it is the exact same thing as the 9900/9930. If this is the case, I feel like RIM is wasting their time and money remaking the 9930 for no good reason. Go develop something new.
    11-02-11 12:31 AM
  13. azie's Avatar
    if the battery is better than the crapy 9900, then it's a deal !
    11-02-11 03:48 AM
  14. checkyoulater's Avatar
    whoever ok'd the placement of those buttons should be fired, lol. worst, whoever ok'd them after the initial test unit was demo'd should be never be allowed to work again....aside from that MAJOR hiccup the phone looks to be a solid successor, it's sad that such a bad design decision made it's way into production.

    imo, the only hope it to find a case that will effectively hide those fugly buttons.

    sadly, we are living in an age were battery innovation seems to be the biggest hurdle in designing gadgets. the 9900 would have been close to perfect if they could have at least found a way to stretch battery life to at least 2 days under heavy use.
    11-02-11 04:22 AM
  15. checkyoulater's Avatar
    The buttons detract from the look of the 9790 somewhat, but from a build standpoint, there will probably be less issues with those than with the button "strip" (like on the 9900 and 9800/9810) peeling up, letting dust in etc. Mind you, the probably could've kept the original button style on the 9700 and 9780.

    Although the Storm series wasn't a great success, one thing they should've carried over to the current touchscreen devices is the capacitive buttons under the display from the Storm 2.
    I was thinking about that too...stretching the glass over the strip leaving the a hole for the trackpad and having capacitive touch buttons to it's left and right sides would be the logical evolution i hope.

    it's not that i like the trackpad or anything but the 5 button placement has somewhat become a design signature for blackberry devices, and it would seem nice to keep it as such for some time...kind of a unifying design choice for all bb devices
    11-02-11 04:25 AM
  16. tarmpung's Avatar
    In my opinion, Bold 9790 has a very nice and sexy design. If Bold 9790 and 9900 were released at the same time, I would choose Bold 9790.
    11-02-11 06:21 AM
  17. JeffN4321's Avatar
    I would want to first test the keyboard on the 9790 and compare it to 9900.
    If the keyboard on 9790 is as good as 9900 and if it has all the good things in 9900, and if it has autofocus then why not.
    11-02-11 11:42 AM
  18. ignites's Avatar
    9790 seems good enough for me, if the 9790 came out first and i wanted a new phone id get that. but if i had both 9900 and 9790 side by side id pick up the 9900 (as i already have)
    11-02-11 11:51 AM
  19. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I'd need to see it in my hand, find out how it feels. But I like the design. I don't mind the buttons at all.
    11-02-11 02:12 PM
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