Gift Tip 76: BlackBerry Bold 2

Posted: Dec 8 2009, 9:00am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:08pm CDT , in Holiday Gift Guide


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The new Blackberry Bold 2 9700 improves on the original Bold 9000 with significant refinements.

The Blackberry Bold 2’s brand-new high-resolution screen delivers bright colors and images at 480x360 pixels, making video playback and multimedia interaction a pleasant and enjoyable experience. The new BlackBerry OS 5.0 responds quickly to your every command thanks to the 624mhz processor and 256MB of built-in memory. A full QWERTY keyboard ensures that you never have to struggle to quickly type text messages, emails, and web addresses on this fully Internet capable smartphone. Equipped with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the Blackberry Bold 2 can connect anywhere, anytime. Never again feel like you have made a compromise for features over size. The all-new Blackberry Bold 2 is ready to rock the market at 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.6 inches and 4.3 ounces.

The Blackberry Bold 2 comes with Dataviz documents enabling you view Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Docs. A full suite of IM apps is also included – there is a dedicated app of reach major instant messaging platforms: AIM, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and ICQ. The device also comes preloaded with 5 games including Soduku, and of course brick-breaker. Security is also included on the Blackberry Bold 2 with password protection, screen lock and sleep mode. Included are 32 Polyphonic Ringtones with ring support for MIDI, SP-MDI, MP3, WAV—all utilizing the LED indicator. The 1500 mAHr removable/rechargeable cryptographic Lithium cell battery is capable of providing up to 6 hours (GSM and UMTS) of talk time and up to 21 days/504 hours (GSM) of standby time.

The Blackberry Bold 2 has a better camera than the original Bold, an excellent display, an optical trackpad that makes operating the device much more enjoyable, and great call quality with the call enhancement feature. Snappy performance, great build quality and form-factor, solid multimedia capabilities, and visual voicemail are also nice touches.

Great Gift for
The Blackberry Bold 2 is a great gift for BlackBerry fans.

Price and Where to Buy
The AT&T Blackberry Bold 2 is free with new contract and T-Mobile Bold2 sells for $129.99 with new contract on Wirefly.

This gift tip is part of the I4U News Top 100 Holiday Gift Guide. Find many more tech gift recommendations across 10 categories and shopping tips here.

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