So Globe Telecoms finally informed me that they got a stock of BlackBerry Bold 9700 for me. I wasted no time in claiming it and so after some paperworks since I got the unit under the Globe BlackBerry Plan 1599 (cash out is 4,500+ for first month MSF and unit cost).
My first impressions? The BlackBerry Bold, despite being a smarthphone is of course very different in all respect with both my iPhone 3GS and Nexus One. It’s feels totally different to be using a QWERTY keyboard and some navigation buttons for main controls.
But the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is definitely for keeps. Design-wise, it’s elegant, stylish and classic-looking. Now wonder it’s the chosen enterprise phone of many.
I haven’t tested all the features since I’m still waiting for my new postpaid account to be activated. Anyway, I’m very satisfied so far with the BlackBerry Bold 9700. It truly deserves to be at the level of the iPhone and Nexus One and other Android smartphones.
Watch out for a full review in a week. In the meantime, check out some more hi-res photos after the break.