8700g PDA Phone

by BlackBerry

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BlackBerry Style

by Research In Motion

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BlackBerry Torch

by RIM

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Bold 9700

by BlackBerry

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Price Best Price: $350.00
Best Price: $118.00
Best Price: $110.00
Best Price: $250.00
Pros
  • Excellent e-mail and messaging device
  • Adds support for consumer IM networks
  • Excellent keyboard/touchscreen design
  • BlackBerry 6 OS adds much-needed features
  • Attractive, slimmed-down design
  • Excellent, ergonomic keyboard
Cons
  • Lacks a camera
  • Performance can be sluggish
  • Display has lower resolution than rival phones
  • Browser can't compete with other top phones
  • Camera is just average
At A Glance

The 8700g is more consumer-friendly than other BlackBerry devices, but it still lacks a camera.

The compact BlackBerry Style is ideal for heavy messagers who don’t want a light handset, but photo junkies may be disappointed with the mediocre camera.

The Torch smartphone successfully delivers a design that is both innovative and familiar to BlackBerry users, but its performance and features aren’t quite up to par.

The best BlackBerry available, the Bold 9700 packs a multitude of features into a sophisticated, slimmed-down design.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number 8700G   ATTTORCH9800BLK 9700
Inventory Number 25220      

Processor

Processor type Intel      
Processor speed 0.312  MHz      

Display

Backlight Yes     Yes
Display size 2.25  inches 2.7  inches 3.2  inches 2.5  inches
Display type Color Non-Touch Screen Multitouch Color
Touchscreen No     No
Resolution 320 x 240  pixels 360 x 400  pixels 480 x 360  pixels 480 x 360  pixels

Storage

Other storage No Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD
Internal Memory     512.0  MB 256.0  MB

Battery

Battery Type Lithium ion   Lithium ion  
Vendor Rated Talk Time 4.0  hours 4.5  hours   6.0  hours
Vendor Rated Standby Time 384.0  hours     504.0  hours

Ports and Connections

Microphone input Yes      
Wireless connection No      
Bluetooth Bluetooth Headset     A2DP|Stereo Yes
USB 1.1 Yes      
Proprietary Cable No      
Headphone Jack       3.5 mm adaptor
USB 2.0       Yes

Dimensions

Width 4.3  inches 3.8  inches   4.3  inches
Depth 2.7  inches 2.4  inches   2.4  inches
Height 2.7  inches 2.4  inches   2.4  inches
Weight 0.29375  pounds 0.2875  pounds   0.26875  pounds

Carrier

MTS No      
TDMA No      
HSDPA 0.0     1.0
WCDMA 0.0      
GSM 850 1.0     1.0
GSM 900 1.0     1.0
GSM 1800 1.0     1.0
CDMA 1900 0.0 1.0    
CDMA 850 1.0      
GPRS 1.0      
GSM 1900 1.0     1.0
Cell Carrier T-Mobile Sprint   ATT|T-Mobile
CDMA 800   1.0    
UMTS       1.0

Supported Video Formats

MPEG4 Yes     Yes
wmv No     Yes
Real Media No      
Streaming Video No     Yes
Video Calling No      
Other Video Support       H.263

Supported Audio Formats

MP3 Yes     Yes
Other Audio Support Polyphonic     AMR|MIDI
AAC   AAC|AAC Plus   AAC|AAC Plus|eAAC Plus
WMA   Yes   Yes

Included Software

Operating System BlackBerry OS BlackBerry OS BlackBerry OS BlackBerry OS

Sync

Sync Options Supported USB Bluetooth|USB|Wi-Fi   Bluetooth|USB

Camera

camera_shutter 0.0      

Form Factor

Number of Displays One   One One
Form Factor Candy bar Clamshell Slide Candy bar
Keyboard Yes Hardware   Yes
Volume Controls       Yes

Messaging

MMS Yes      
SMS Yes      
Other Messaging Support SMS|MMS|IM|E-Mail|PIN     E-Mail|Exchange|Facebook|IM|MMS|Twitter|push e-mail

Location

GPS 0.0 1.0   1.0

Memory

Memory size   0.512  MB 0.512  MB  

Image Processor

Megapixels   5.0 5.0 3.2
Digital Zoom     2.0 2.0

Storage Media

SD card   Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD

Operating System

OS Version   6    
Multitasking Support   With native and third-party apps    
Web Browser   WebKit    
Adobe Flash Support   None    

Exposure Controls

Flash     Built-in Flash Built-in Flash