Blackberry Bold 9650 - Specs, Photos - Officially Announced !

Meet the latest addition to RIM's high-end Blackberry Bold line, the recently unveiled Blackberry Bold 9650 --

"The new BlackBerry Bold 9650 is an extraordinary smartphone that we think customers will love. Whether at work or at play, the new BlackBerry Bold 9650 offers a truly impressive communications, multimedia and connectivity experience."
- Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion


BlackBerry Bold 9650 supports 3G EVDO networks in North America and HSPA/UMTS in other parts of the globe. It also features a 3.2 Megapixel Camera with flash, full-QWERTY keypad, optical trackpad and built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g. The smartphone likewise includes 512 MB Flash memory and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB microSDHC cards, with 2 GB card included.

Case and Design:

Looks-wise, BB Bold 9650 dons the exact same form factor as that of the wifi-less Blackberry Tour but has a trackpad instead of a trackball for navigation, making it look kind of similar to Blackberry Bold 9700. Like Tour, Bold 9650 has thick chrome highlights on the sides reminiscent of the highly-pronounced metal accents of the very popular Blackberry Bold 9000. BB Bold 9650 has dimensions of 4.4" x 2.4" x .56" and weights only 4.8 oz.

Overall, I think 9650 looks better than the Bold model it succeeded - only because I think Tour looks better than Bold 9700 - but hardly offers any update in specifications (save for being CDMA equipped) nor in user interface.

CDMA and GSM Capable:

Blackberry Bold 9650 is both CDMA and GSM equipped, which means that we can use it with any network that we have in the Philippines. It's actually a CDMA worldphone version of Blackberry Bold 9700 - which was GSM only - but it also has a SIM card slot that travelers can use abroad.

We've yet to hear word from RIM and/or its PR agency in the country if there are plans to bring this BB here.

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  1. great review. me and my parnter love our new unlocked blackberry phones. great for email, stocks, and surfing for our business and on our long flights the games apps and facebook is great to kill time. processor and screen is faster than my old phone too. got our last 2 at and they work great. 2 thumbs way up.

  2. If i have two pcs. anybody interested give me an offer brand new from the box......

  3. like we all say if you try Blackberry you will never go back....

  4. sir, why wasn't the bb9650 released in the Philippines.


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