BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) is known principally for its business-focussed handsets which offer users e-mail functions well in advance of rival mobile phones. The BlackBerry Bold 9000 is equipped with similarly high-grade messaging capabilities but adds superb entertainment features in a bid to attract the mass market.
Consequently, the handset comes with a music player that offers excellent sound quality and a clear, crisp screen that makes viewing videos a real pleasure. And just as impressive is the range of games available, including EA’s peerless sports titles and the Sims series.
Prior to its release, the BlackBerry Bold 9000 was touted by many as RIM’s challenger to the iPhone. But while both handsets share a touchscreen and a range of entertainment options, the BlackBerry Bold 9000 was the mobile phone of choice for those who need a handset to perform business functions as well as keep them entertained.
This was due in part to the fact that, unlike the iPhone, the BlackBerry Bold 9000 houses a full Qwerty keyboard that makes entering large amounts of text much easier than on a touchscreen. Another factor was that although the iPhone lets you view documents, it does not offer you the chance to edit them.