Ladies and gents, there is a new 'Berry in town. Sporting that tried and tested BlackBerry form factor, which is praised by many throughout the world, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 is here to win the hearts of business users and heavy texters alike. And at a glance, this shiny handset sure looks promising. On one hand we have the comfort of a physical QWERTY keyboard, and on the other – the convenience of a capacitive touchscreen.
But we cannot judge a smartphone solely by the list of its specs and features, which is why we took it around the block for a spin. Care to learn how the BlackBerry Bold 9790 performs in real life? Read along to find out.
Think of the BlackBerry Bold 9790 as the Bold 9900's little brother. Albeit slightly thicker, it is both smaller and lighter than its high-end sibling. Remarkably, it has a nearly identical premium feel thanks to its solid construction and the high quality materials that it is made out of. The device fits nicely in the hand, and your thumb can reach all of its sides – from the touchscreen's furthest edge to the keyboard's bottom row of keys, without much effort. We are also pleased with the excellently executed volume rocker and convenience key, which are located on the device's right side, as well as with the cleverly disguised lock button found on the unit's top side.