First Look: BlackBerry Bold 9930
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First Look: BlackBerry Bold 9930

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The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is the thinnest BlackBerry yet, and is the first Bold to have a touch-screen display.

I'm Nicole Lee, senior associate editor for CNET.com and this is a first look at the BlackBerry Bold 9930 for Verizon Wireless. RIM claims the Bold 9930 to be the thinnest BlackBerry yet. Indeed, it's only 10.5 mm thin. The Bold 9930 also sees a return to the wider Bold form factor, and this gives it a nice 2.8-inch very colorful display, [unk] you would get a very roomy, very nice and tactile QWERTY keyboard. The Bold 9930 is also Verizon's first Bold with a touch screen display. So in addition to using the optical trackpad underneath here, you can use the touch screen to navigate the phone as well. On the back is a 5-megapixel camera that has an LED flash. The BlacBerry Bold 9930 is also one of the first phones to ship the BlackBerry OS 7. BlackBerry OS 7 looks the same as OS 6, but it has a few new technologies under the hood. The first is a new Liquid Graphics technology that promise better graphics, smoother performance and instant response times. Indeed, the Bold 9930 is one of the first BlackBerries to ship with NFC. This lets you use the Bold 9930 to make payments just by swiping the phone across a compatible payment system. The browser has also improved with the Just-In-Time JavaScript compiler, an HTML5 video support. The Bold 9930 is also a world phone. You can use Verizon when you're in the US and when you're abroad, you can pop in a SIM card to use the quad band GSM network. On the whole, we appreciate the improvements to the Bold 9930. The form factor is definitely more attractive, the keyboard is definitely more spacious, and we appreciate the slimness of the phone. However, we do think the display is a little bit too small to be used as a touch screen. Also, the Bold 9930 is quite expensive at around $250 with a new 2-year service agreement. I'm Nicole Lee. This has been the First Look at the BlackBerry Bold 9930 for Verizon Wireless.

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