The Blackberry Bold UK Release with Pictures – Raj Lovesoul’s VERY EARLY preview
Here’s the write up on the Blackberry Bold (I been sat on this story for a month too, just been way busy). First thing is first, those in the know want to know when it’s coming out… according to this Pocket-Lint story:
“3 has told Pocket-lint that it will not be the first operator to offer the new handset in the UK. That pleasure, according to a 3 spokesman, will go to Vodafone. According to the spokesman, “Vodafone will be launching the handset it the next two weeks”. Vodafone however would never confirm or deny the rumour, however suggested to Pocket-lint that: “We are hoping to launch the Bold before 1st November”… ”
Now, my favourite bit (DJ’s, MC’s, check the date stamp of this blog for future reference) – I have already messed with the Blackberry Bold, and have one on pre-order, so as the saying goes…FIRST!!! …don’t hate… OK do…
….keep hating, I’m not done. I got the hook-up direct from Blackberry in the UK, though it’s not my style to mention names and get that person into trouble. Firstly, the half-VGA screen is awesome, way better than anything we’ve seen in conventional phones and especially on PDA’s. The operating system is fast and slick, although the bottom of the screen horizontal hot icons (normally over to the left and vertical) almost look like a permanent fixture when you first see them because of the unnecessary black border. The movie imagery is brilliant, and the sound seems to be heading that way too, although I was outside for the testing. You get to keep the 35mm headphone jack, and side hot keys from the Curve also.
Note: As you can see, the one that I used was on 02, branded, badged and working…
The qwerty key’s are easy to access, more in line with the 8800 series, but the finishing on the back of the phone, which is like a leathery cover over the battery, rocks. It isn’t leather of course, otherwise every cow from here to China would need to be slain to meet the demand this phone is already creating.
So, like lovesoul, this Blackberry is pretty awesome. If Microsoft stuck to making PDA’s, and not ass-clown Vista, they would go bankrupt this year because the Blackberry Bold will set the standard. Yes the iPhone 3G is a big deal too, as much as it’s a powerful club bouncer. The Bold is the medium sized guy who is deadly at Kung-Fu. Keep an eye out for this killer new Blackberry, namely cupped in my hand the next time you see me.
Remember where you saw it first… This is a lovesoul.TV exclusive.
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