Our week with the Blackberry Bold is nearing the end and we're working on our final review of the Bold but before we pass it on to TiPb's Rene, we'd like to ask you G1 users if you have any questions regarding this device? Ever wonder how a non-touch smartphone device works? Curious as to how much I really like the screen?  Want to know more about the Blackberry way? Ask away in the comments!

And if you didn't know, here at Android Central (and every other SPE site), anytime you comment on an official Round Robin post, you're qualified to win a T-Mobile G1 (or a Bold, or a iPhone, or a Fuze, or a Treo Pro)! Flippin' sweet right? Well, ask away my friends!


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There are 28 comments

jlai says:

What is the resolution of the screen?

Guillaume says:

This new BB is awesome!


Unkle Grouch says:

Bold is pretty hot, but I'd still like to win a G1.


Jake says:

is this any different from an ordinary blackberry?

ilikephones says:


How much do you like the screen? Do you think this is a phone you could actually switch to and be happy? Does the ability to use one handed have that much of an impact on you?

yoyobo says:

the screen looks awesome, better yet the new curve is suppose to be better.

Tim says:

does the bold's os have any problems like the storm's os?

Brian P. says:

Which would you pick. Storm or Bold?

Both have weaknesses. Bold doesn't have a touchscreen, Storm doesn't have a keyboard while using an OS seemingly built upon that notion.

How do you like the app offerings from blackberry vs. android vs. iphone?

Uppity Trini says:

How do u feel about the messaging compared to the g1?

Bla1ze says:


My review @ CrackBerry might interest you..


Bla1ze says:


The Bolds OS started out just like the Storms..buggy as hell. It has gotten MUCH better. However, I refuse to make excuses for RIM on this things, they never should have launched the device with the OS' they did...but I will say this...Storm was the first touchscreen from RIM..adapting to an older OS...the Bold was the first 3G (aside from CDMA devices and the European only 8707v) device, their was bound to be issues with them both as RIM is known for their EDGE only devices, is it excusable...no..were they quick to address the issues..definitely.

Devonair says:

Is it possible to install and run apps off of a memory card?

Unkle Grouch says:

I wanted a Storm, but just couldn't get over how bad the OS was. Hopefully it gets better soon. Thinking about getting the G1 or iPhone now.

matt says:

1) is this device as big as it looks? 2) what software did you miss from the g1? What software did you wish the g1 had?

Charlotte says:

with a new os, how is it an improvement?

inportb says:

Hm... it may not have a touchscreen, but it does have a super-awesome keypad and trackball. How does the trackball compare to the G1's?

Blueline says:

I have heard you can see some sort of mesh looking design on the screen. Have you noticed this and if so what do you think it is.

Tim says:

Thanks Bla1ze! I've never seen the Bold in action, but I've seen the storm at the verizon store and I was shocked that they would even put out a demo-phone with such a buggy os.

Bla1ze says:



Bla1ze says:


Sure, their is a "mesh" look on the screen but it's not the screen it's self it's the icons on the theme, change the theme to one with better icons the issue..becomes a non issue.

Bla1ze says:


The device is larger, but not as BIG as it looks in the pics, best I can say is go grab the demo somewhere and hold it.

Bla1ze says:


No, you cannot run apps off the memory card. But, the Bold does have 1GB of internal storage to hold applications.

Bla1ze says:


Ordinary BB?...not sure what you mean, aside from feature sets of individual devices, a BB is a BB.

example: 8310 has GPS, 8320 has WiFi, but no GPS..at the end of the day they both still BB's..

Bla1ze says:

And...to all those who had G1 comparison questions, sorry can't help ya out there I don't have a G1 to give details on...hehe, hence why I'm posting here, aside from helping Casey answer the questions of course?

I can haz G1? For my efforts...:P

Christopher says:

old palm fanboy hoping for this kind of hardware with Nova OS...without Blackberry's server fees!

which trackball is better ?

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