BlackBerry Bold 9900 Charcoal Black, 8 GB Best Price in India on 21-Jan-2022 + Expert Reviews

BlackBerry Bold 9900 Charcoal Black, 8 GB

Detailed Review


An approximate 2.8 inches of diagonal display is sported by BlackBerry Bold 9900. This smartphone has a resolution of 640x480 pixels to present. Operating the phone may become slightly difficult due to the small display size. This device is furnished with a TFT LCD display. The display of this phone features 16 colours. The TFT LCD display of BlackBerry Bold 9900 endows high resolution at lower power consumption. You will be delighted with the sharp picture quality offered by the TFT LCD display of this smartphone.


The battery of this smartphone that bids 6 hours of talk time on 2G network might be questionable area for heavy users. With the battery life of 5 hours of talk time, you might need to be a a little fastidious while multitasking with this device, especially on 3G network. The battery offers 307 hrs of standby time on 2G network. Under ideal settings, this phone manages to provide 307 hrs of standby time on 3G network. This device features the typical Li-Ion battery.


Megapixels are not the sole determiners of the quality of your images and videos. Based on the sensor quality and the smartphone's other applications; you have the flexibility to get surprisingly good photography results even with a Yes, 5 megapixels camera. As a bonus to that, the LED serves marvellous results even in faint light, so it does not matter even if the subject is far away. Equally savourable it might be to click pictures, video recording is equally particularly pleasing. Even if you are working with a low light setting, the built-in Flash of this device will ensure that you never have to compromise on the quality of your image.

General Features

With the box, you will get Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, Data Cable, User Manual, Carrying Case, Polishing Cloth in addition to the smartphone. Like most of the typical smartphones in the market, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 flaunts a touch screen. Comes in Charcoal Black body. If your smartphone is the saving grace of your business life, then Document Viewer, Pushmail of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 will definitely simplify and declutter your professional activities. With dimensions of 66x115x10.5, this smartphone comes pre-loaded with a number of is credited with. With a moderate weight of 130 g,it pronmises to not weigh down on your pockets.


This phone increases efficiency by provisioning like a dongle when on the tethering mode, which allows the data connection to be used by other remote systems such as laptops, tablets or other smartphone devices. The wireless connectivity of the built-in Bluetooth of this phone is is one that you'll be grateful for in a hectic lifestyle, as it lets for current syncing with compatible devices for file sharing and hands-free communication. This phone is furnished with a Single Sim, GSM. The 3.5 mm headphone jack ensures the smartphone fulfils your audio needs. On top of the mobile data, this device are able to additionally be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. Whether it is about at par possesses or advanced possesses like Conference Call, Speed Dialing, Hands Free, Loudspeaker, Call Timer, this BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone is created with all such possesses in it. If you mostly use your device for at par purposes such as emailing, chatting, calling and messaging, then the 2G connectivity offered should do the trick. If you want to avoid the pricey charges levied by the 3G and 4G networks, the at par 2G network connectivity of this smartphone makes it a device made just for you. A higher network type can result in increased power consumption, and you occasion to reflect on this while making a decision. No wire, no passcodes, simply place the compatible devices close enough with this smartphone to share files amongst them via NFC. The built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's current location allows the user to keep up with the route while traveling.


If you only plan to stick with the BlackBerry Bold 9900 for basic functions, then the internal storage of 8 GB shouldn't be a concern. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is absolutely compatible with the microSD, which can help you enhance the internal storage of the device. Multimedia FM is a refreshing change from the set loop of your playlists. Users who keep limited data on their phones would find the internal memory quite convenient. The expandable memory of 32 GB is all available for stick with as against the cramped internal storage which already has space allocated to default apps and other programs; now you are able to carry your entertainment in your pocket. Stay off graphic intensive games and applications and the lower internal RAM of this smartphone will satify.


With a 1.2 GHz processor frequency, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 offers supreme performance. A lower frequency would mean the device would sustain longer to respond, so for a smoother performance, a higher frequency would be ideal. The speed required by most popular apps are accommodated by the BlackBerry Bold 9900 without any hindrance. The Blackberry OS v7 operating system is the one delivering the awesome performance. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 flaunts a platform that operates at GSM - 900, 1800; UMTS - 2100 GHz.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

My smartphone, no doubt, has to efficiently performs professional functions such as Document Viewer, Pushmail, which BlackBerry Bold 9900 does well. A small device like this might neatly fit in my pockets, but that's all it can and nothing much with the cramped screen size of 2.8 inches. I more than often go for efficient devices like the as it present me with a robust call management; as I am hardly ever off my phone. Bluetooth in my smartphone is essential more for hands-free calling than file sharing. I am mostly traveling around and even if it is in known streets, I prefer having my GPS navigation guiding me along, in case of traffic or diversions.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

I hate typing messages on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 with its tiny keypad as I misspell a single word more than 3 times. Video recording is fun and lets me record all beautiful memories of birthday parties and the energy and excitement of a house party. A smartphone without a good camera is really not my choice, even if the BlackBerry Bold 9900 sports other excellent features and fairly makes up. If you have as many photographs and videos on your phone as me, then you might have to delete a few because within few weeks you will face storage issues. The expandable memory of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is a good option for me as against the high priced smartphones which come with high internal memory.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

The 2.8 inch display may be quite decent for a smartphone but I don't like it for my reading or gaming purpose. The 1.2 GHz is quite a decent frequency, but I would prefer something higher than that for gaming. An internal RAM this low isn't capable of handling any level of multitasking or gaming. A hardcore gamer true to his passion would never prefer a smartphone with such a low storage, even if it can accommodate most of the apps, music and ebooks. If you have gaming and ebook library as huge as mine, you can never say no to an extendable memory storage.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

The 2.8 inches display of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 was the first thing that grabbed my attention. I prefer texting over talking but this screen size is way too cramped to do that easily. It's not that amazing to own a smartphone with Yes, 5 MP camera resolution. There are cheaper options available that too with better camera resolution. I click hundreds of cool pics with my smartphone and don't think the pictures will be so cool with this phone. My smartphone should be doing more than messaging, browsing and emails and that too simultaneously. I feel 2G networks are not reliable when it comes to this. I like the GPS feature, especially for new locations and traffic updates. I don't worry charging when I can charge my phone with the laptop; I can even transfer files with this. I can't be choosing between which media files to keep and which ones to delete, due to internal storage as low as 8 GB. It's irritating to delete favourite files from my smartphone due to memory issues, so I always go with larger internal storage.

Technical Specification

General Features

Handset Color:Charcoal Black
Business Features:Document Viewer , Pushmail
Keypad:Yes , QWERTY
Call Features:Conference Call , Speed Dialing , Hands Free , Loudspeaker , Call Timer
Model Name:9900
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Single Sim , GSM
In the Box:Handset , Battery , Charger , Headset , Data Cable , User Manual , Carrying Case , Polishing Cloth


Video Player:Yes
Video Player:Supports MP4 , M4A , 3GP , M4V , AVI , ASF , WMV , HD
Ringtone:MP3 , MIDI , Polyphonic
Music Player:Yes , Supports MP3 , WAV , FLAC


Video Recording:Yes
Video Recording:1280 x 720
Other Camera Features:Face Detection , Image Stabilization , Geo-tagging , Zero Shutter Lag , Multi-shot Mode
Zoom:Digital Zoom - 4x
HD Recording:HD
Rear Camera:5 MP

Internet & Connectivity

Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Bluetooth:Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes
Navigation Technology:A-GPS , BlackBerry Maps
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 b/g/n
Internet Features:Email
Tethering:USB , Wi-fi Hotspot
USB Connectivity:Yes , micro USB , v2
3G:Yes , 14.4 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA

Other Features

Sensors:Proximity Sensor
Sensors:Digital Compass
Phone Book Memory:Practically Unlimited
SMS Memory:Yes
Call Memory:Yes
Important Apps:Vlingo , Wikitude , BlackBerry Travel , ScoreMobile , Facebook
Additional Features:Liquid Graphic , Backlit Keypad , Optical Trackpad , BlackBerry Messenger , NFC Support , Organizer , LED Indicator , Sleep Mode , Password Protection with Screen Lock , AES or Triple DES Encryption with BlackBerry Enterprise Server , Dedicated Keys , Calendar , Clock , Calculator , Voice Input


Warranty Summary:1.5 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories


Weight:130 g
Size:66x115x10.5 mm


Display Resolution:640x480 Pixels
Display Type:TFT LCD
Display Color:16 M
Display Size:2.8 inches


Talk Time (2G):6 hrs
Talk Time (3G):5 hrs
Standby Time (2G):307 hrs
Standby Time (3G):307 hrs
Battery Type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1230 mAh

Memory And Storage

Expandable Memory Card Type:microSD GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:32 GB
RAM:0.768 GB
Internal:8 GB


Operating Freq:GSM - 900
Operating Freq:1800; UMTS - 2100
OS:Blackberry OS v7
Processor Frequency:1.2 GHz