The Good Solid build quality; Combined view for email, instant messaging and SMS texts.
The Bad Small touchscreen; Dated, fiddly OS; Fewer apps than iPhone, Android or Windows Phone.
The Bottom Line The touch-Qwerty hybrid Bold 9790 won't win many new fans but if you're bonkers about BlackBerry you might fancy its svelte lines and speedy menus. For everyone else, your money's better spent on an iPhone or Android handset, where you can get apps galore.
BlackBerry Bold 9790
The BlackBerry Bold 9790 looks like almost all the smart phones RIM has released in recent years. It has that familiar corporate styling and the classic BlackBerry full Qwerty keyboard wrapped around the bottom of the phone's face like an alphabetic beard.
But the 9790 is relatively unusual for a BlackBerry because it's a hybrid, thanks to a small capacitive touchscreen up top. It's not the first touch-cum-Qwerty BlackBerry -- last year'salso packed both in -- but RIM has crammed everything into a smaller package this time around.
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