Blackberry Bold

A Bold upgrade

January 29 2010

Extremely grateful to my friends at RIM for upgrading me to the new Blackberry Bold 9700. I was one of the first Bold 9000 users, and I abused the heck out of that thing. It was finally a Blackberry that became a Crackberry for me...the whole reason I never wanted a Blackberry in the first place....

Bold battery

January 20 2009

Yesterday was easily the most punishing day I've put my Blackberry Bold through in the last three months. At the end of the day, I still had two blocks of battery life left. I was very surprised. Now part of this may be that there's not much 3G coverage around here, and my data access wasn't chew...

My first month with the Bold is approaching, and I thought it a good time to reflect on whether I still feel the same about this new device. In short, it just keeps getting better. The Bold continues to inspire device-lust, which surprised me -- a whole cluster of people checking it out on a fli...

As with any technology life-cycle, it's almost a given that my upgrade from Blackberry Pearl to BlackBerry Bold would be a significant improvement. The Bold is now the 11th "cell phone" I've owned in the last 16 years (if I am counting right), so it's a long long way from the bag phone or that firs...

Making a Bold move

October 30 2008

As I've traveled the last few weeks, my Blackberry Pearl has been the subject of a bit of mockery. True, the trackball barely works, and the back cover is duct-taped on, but I've been very happy with the Pearl as a business-class device... so I've held on. I knew that in time, RIM would come up wi...