BlackBerry Bold evolution: Comparing the 9900 / 9930 to previous BlackBerry Bolds
Ok BlackBerry Bold 9900 chasers, here's a video you'll definitely want to watch. At the BlackBerry 7 Fan Night, with help from RIM's Jeff Gadway and CrackBerry member the brother manning the camera (thx again for the help!), we lined up four generations of GSM BlackBerry Bolds and walked through the evolution of the device line. We compare the keyboard of the original Bold 9000 to the Bold 9900 (did you know the 9900's keyboard is actually 6% bigger than the 9000s?!) and take a look at a lot of other stuff. And for the record, again, the 9900's keyboard is pure awesome.
Lining up the Bolds this way, it's sort of funny to see just how back to the Bold's roots the 9900 truly is. The 9700 and 9780 (and Tour 9630/Bold 9650 for that matter) were more akin to the Curve 8900 than to the Bold 9000. The 9900 / 9930 look and feel much more like true successor to the 9000. The 9900 really is super thin, and the front facing keyboard + touchscreen combo really go well together. Be sure to check out the video above. It's a fun one!