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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Smartphone launched in India at a Price of 31990

on January 28, 2010 – 11:20 am8 Comments

RIM Just released the much awaited Blackberry Bold 9700 or the Bold2 in India today.It would available on Airtel, Aircel, BSNL, Idea Cellular, Loop Mobile, MTNL, Reliance, Tata and Vodafone starting from January 28, 2010.The price of the phone is Rs.31990. It comes with an improved QWERTY keypad and touch sensitive trackpad. The battery life on the 9700 is the best we have seen in a Blackberry recently. In addition to GSM it features 3G and Wi-Fi . It is powered by a 624 MHz CPU and runs on BB 5.0 OS.  Dive in for the full specs ..

Blackberry Bold 9700 Review

Press Release

Mumbai, India, January 28, 2010 – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the stylish and powerful BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700 smartphone. The new BlackBerry Bold 9700 offers a wide range of high-end communications and multimedia features in a sleek and stylish design that will appeal to users for both professional and personal use.

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone is expected to be available nationally from leading large format retail stores and multi brand outlets serviced by Redington India as well as from operators including Airtel, Aircel, BSNL, Idea Cellular, Loop Mobile, MTNL, Reliance, Tata and Vodafone beginning January 28, 2010.

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 offers top-of-the-line performance, functionality and features. With its robust connectivity options this global 3G smartphone enables users to stay easily connected, whether it is through phone, email, IM or social networking sites. In addition, the full-QWERTY keyboard on the BlackBerry Bold 9700 allows for comfortable and accurate typing and the touch-sensitive trackpad helps users navigate effortlessly.

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone supports 3G HSDPA networks around the world and is equipped with a next-generation, high-performance (624 MHz) processor and 256 MB on-board Flash memory. The exciting new BlackBerry Bold 9700 also features a dazzling high-resolution display and 3.2MP camera with support for video recording. Its dark chrome frame and leatherette back add to the new smartphone’s sleek and elegant look, while the narrow profile, balanced weight and soft-touch sides allow it to feel incredibly comfortable in one hand.

“Building on the success of the original BlackBerry Bold, we are now pleased to  introduce the new BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone to customers in India. The new 3G BlackBerry Bold 9700 offers top-of-the-line features and performance in a sleek and elegant design that will appeal to both business professionals and consumers,” said Frenny Bawa, Vice President, India, Research In Motion.

BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone features:

  • Sleek design measuring 4.29″ x 2.36″ x 0.56″ (109 mm x 60 mm x 14.1 mm) and weighing only 4.3 oz (122 grams)
  • Sharp and dazzling 2.44” light-sensing display (480 x 360 resolution at 245 ppi)
  • Highly tactile full-QWERTY keyboard – with finely sculpted keys and chrome frets – for fast, accurate typing
  • Innovative touch-sensitive trackpad that allows intuitive and responsive navigation
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g) for faster web browsing and extended data coverage, as well as support for Wi-Fi calling via UMA where available
  • 3.2 MP camera with variable zoom, autofocus, flash and video recording
  • BlackBerry OS 5.0, offering users email management and calendar enhancements* as well as a better browsing experience with faster JavaScript and CSS processing
  • Built-in GPS for maps and other location-based applications, as well as photo geotagging
  • Media player for videos, pictures and music (music plays up to 38 hours), and BlackBerry® Media Sync for easily syncing photos as well as iTunes® and Windows Media® Player music with the smartphone**
  • BlackBerry® Desktop Manager for both PCs and Macs to enable synching data such as contacts and calendar appointments between a computer and the smartphone
  • 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, dedicated volume controls, Lock and Mute keys seamlessly integrated across the top of the handset
  • microSD/SDHD memory card slot that supports up to 16 GB cards today and is expected to support 32 GB cards when available; a 2GB card is included
  • 256 MB of Flash memory
  • Access to BlackBerry App World™, featuring a broad and growing catalog of mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones. Categories include games, entertainment, IM and social networking, news, weather, productivity and more.
  • Premium and easy-to-access phone features, background noise suppression technology and high quality speakerphone
  • Bluetooth® (2.1) with support for Secure Simple Pairing, hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals
  • Support for BlackBerry® Internet Service and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • Support for 3G networks around the world
  • Removable, rechargeable 1500 mAhr battery that provides approximately 6 hours of talk time and 17 days of standby time in 3G mode

Blackberry Bold 9700 Review

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Varun Krish is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast and has been blogging about mobile phones since 2005. His current phones include the Nokia Lumia 1020 , Apple iPhone 5S & Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition. You can follow him on Twitter @varunkrish and on Google+ You can also mail Varun Krish

  • Sridhar

    hey varun,

    any news about the Storm2.. ? it was supposed to release simultaneously with the Bold2..

    • http://www.fonearena.com Varun Krish

      Even I was curious about Storm2 .. But no word on that . All they say is soon .

  • http://notavailable Manogharan

    I require a Blackberry Bold 9700 mobile phone. Please give me the full address of the authorised dealer in Chennai, with the name of the contact person, mobile number to getr in touch with them.

  • kamran

    Hi All. My name is Kamran and i stay in Sydney,Australia. I have bought Blackberry 9700 white in colour just a week back. I have tried to get that phone here in Australia, but not in stock so i bought it online. They have sent it from States, it was locked to AT&T. I have paid $180 to unlock it here. Now its official unlock. I have send it to India with my Cousin, If anyone of u interested to buy my Phone then contact me via email. Its kamran_taj@yahoo.com

  • Anil

    I have this mobile. i want to sell this model. so anybody intrested pls mail me at anilpatel1085@rediffmail.com

  • Metalhead

    Hey Varun,
    Can you please tell me the current India price for this device?
    Currently am in the US and planning to buy it fro my GF ;-). please reply…

    • http://www.fonearena.com Varun Krish

      Rs.24-25K here in india

  • Ravi Singh

    Hi, I want around 100 blackberry phones. Can you please tell me? How can i get?

    Thanks.