BlackBerry Charging Pod for the BlackBerry Bold 9930 / 9900 Hands-On Video

By Kevin Michaluk on 9 Sep 2011 05:46 pm EDT

Contest: Win a Free Charging Pod for your BlackBerry Bold 9930 / 9900. Leave a single comment to this post for your chance to win! Ends this Sunday @ Midnight.

The BlackBerry Charging Pod historically is one of the best-selling BlackBerry accessories, and that's proving to be true yet again for the new BlackBerry Bold 9930 /9900. Our ecommerce team has had a heck of a time getting enough inventory to meet demand. [ Store Note - We got a bunch more in stock today so backorders have shipped and there are units available for immediate purchase. Thanks for the patience to everybody who was waiting for their charging pod to ship. These sell fast so if you want one, don't wait! ]

There's a good reason for the demand - the BlackBerry Bold 9930/9900 Charging Pod really is a must-have accessory. We find a lot of BlackBerry owners, myself included, typically own two charging pods - one for their desk at work and one for their night stand at home so they can use their BlackBerry as their alarm clock.

With BlackBerry 7 Smartphones RIM has introduced some style and design changes to the charging pod. Going back to the Curve 8300, all charging pods have been fairly similar, with a chromed deep-dish style design. The new charging pod features a blacked-out look (with green light indicating the pod has charging power) and features an ultra-slim, minimalistic design. Compared to the old design, you need to be a little more accurate in dropping the phone into the pod, and it's not quite as secure (see the end of my video for the simulated earthquake shake test), but overall it's a super nice design. I really like the direction RIM took in updating the look of the pod and it compliments the overall rich aestethics of the Bold 9930/9900.

The BlackBerry Charging Pod retails for $49.99, but you can get it for less at Be sure to watch the video above to get a good look at it, and stay tuned for our more in-depth review, complete with lots of pretty pictures, next week!

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BlackBerry Charging Pod for the BlackBerry Bold 9930 / 9900 Hands-On Video



I would just adore to win this for my bold 9900... I had one for my bold 9780, it is a great piece of accessory and I love the design of this one

Cool, the gunmetal finish on the original docking pod was awesome, this new one looks just as amazing. So if I win this bad boy I'll just have to remember to NOT smack my hands on my desk repetedly :)

this thing looks indeed nice :). would like one for sure! the price is also decent, specially on cb store.

I would like to win this because this would be perfect for my office and also its quick to pull up from the charge when you have a phone call. Then you can put it right back on the dock and charge.

Nice I need that.

I can't wait until I get my hands on the new Bold 9900!! This charging pod would be awesome for it, hope I win. :-)

I always have a couple of this chargers, one at my desk at office and other home.
I want the new one for my new booold !!!!

Can I please have one. I'm in south africa and we don't get these stuff just over the counter to buy:( sad. As yourll know we just received 9900:). So in like a month I'm going to have one, that pod would make things so much better

I'm going to love using the charging pod that CrackBerry might give me! Funny the engadget review of the 9900/9930 said that they didnt like the bottom with the little rivets, i guess they need to pay more attention to CrackBerry!

I love the charging pods so much I have 3 on there way for the wife and I. A fourth would be great to have.

Charging pod for my BOLD 9930 is a must-have!! Pick me, pick me please!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ive been trying to get one for weeks but none of my local stores have them. so winning one would be awesome.

I have had a charging pod for the 8310, 9000, 9700, 9800........and will have one for the 9900!! Hopefully, I can win one here since I have yet to win anything from Crackberry. haha, thanks.

I've been missing my charging since I got my 9900... I've had one for my 9700/9780 and my torch, seems no-one in town has gotten stock for the 9900 yet!! Would love to win it!!

I have owned several berries. But have never used a charging pod. I would love to have one for the 9930. I hope I win!

I promise not to abuse my Bold like Kevin did in the video - LOL!

8330 - 8530 - 9630 - 9650 - PlayBook - 9930!
Once you go Bold, you never go back...

I have the playbook charging pod and I really love it. It would be great to have one for my bold 9900!

I'd love one for my 9930, the one I have for my old Tour doesn't work,
Thanks for the opportunity, Kevin

I just ordered by Bold baby and it should be home next week. It would love to have a nice place to rest after that long trip in that nasty old and hot delivery truck! Make my Bold a happy Bold!

Charging pods are so awesome. Lessens the wear and tear on the usb connector too!
PICK ME PICK ME lol I'd love to win this

I would love a free charger. Of course since AT&T is being a bunch of a$$ hats and won't release the Bold I don't have a phone to put on it, but I would still love charger.

So I'm thinking of getting the new Bold from T-mobile, and switching from my Curve 8320. Any advice for me?

I'm hoping that percentage of calls which go through to my peers will go up. Would this be the case? Otherwise I might have to wait until that huge price goes down.

So they didn't make it too clear in the video, but will we be able to use the old charging station on new blackberry bolds? After seeing it fall out of it's hole, I might just get the old one whenever that is.

Regarding the use of Blackberries as an alarm clock, I thought I'd mention that you can turn off your Blackberry during the night - after you set your alarm - and it will turn back on when the time is right. Hopefully they have not gotten rid of this feature for new phones.

Don't know what's up with the slaps, but I find the new one much more stable than the old. It's shallower, but it's also heavier and has a better grip on the desk surface. And I also have an easier time sliding the phone into it. Definitely an improvement.

I kep dropping the phone out of the old one, especially with a headset plugged in, really poor design.

I think there's a compromise here for portability. The old Palm docks were super stable and very easy and precise to slide the device into, but they were bulky to pack along for travel. Maybe we need two types of docks, one stationary, the other more suitable for travel.

Man this would be sweet. I bought a pod from crackberry for my 9630 and bought a Droid X charging pod from the guys at Android Central.

Now that I'm back to blackberries, this pod would continue the trend =D

I've had a charging pod for my 9650 and use it several times everyday. My 9930 has been ordered and is in transit, but I'll need to get a charging pod, too. It would be great to win one!

It is a real pain in the a#@ to try to remember to charge my phone after a 12 hour day, especially when I need it to wake me up every morning. A charging pod for my 9900 would do wonders for me ( and my employer ).

Love my 9930, tried to get a pod charger at the BlackBerry store at Minneapolis airport, they don't have them in yet So will buy one on Crackberry for my night stand and hopefully win one for the office,

Pick me pick me!.. I've jump ship from a 8330 (a preschool berry) to a 9930 (a graduate with top honors!) Now i just gotta look cute and in CHARGE to handle this berry with style....

It's definitely different than the old pods, but I'm going to need one for my new Bold. I think I'm even going to need the extra battery with charger.

Can you imagine the bb envy my co workers would have if they saw my sexy phone in that sleek charger on my desk. They wouldn't even know it was charging-just looking awesome!

Have one for 9650 and use it every night. It even goes on vacation with me. I could really use this with my 9930.

this accessory sells for like $70 at the best buy near my house so I defeinitely would love to enter this contest!!!!!!!!!!

I would Love to win one for my BlackBerry Bold 9900 thanks Crackberry
______ and BlackBerry Rocks

I am on my 3rd blackberry. Pearl, Curve and now the new BOLD. I never had a charging pod for any of the others. Would love to have one for this phone. Thanks

I would love to win one please CrackBerry pick me pick me

Thanks guys

______ and BlackBerry Rocks

Well, I guess since I'm in for a penny, I'm in for a pound... I'll take the free one for home and I'll buy two for my two offices...

Thnxs Kev...

I'd love one of these to avoid having to plugging into the usb charging port all the time for convenience as well as to avoid breaking the charging port which I understand is fairly common.

im gonna buy one and hope i win another . looks very groovy ive never owned a charging pod. im gonna order a pb pod too!

Need one of these things to get me out of bed in the morning. At the moment my Berry sleeps in a McDonalds cup holder...

Hi Kévin ( sorry for my English 's level because I'm french ) , I have an answer please. What's the name of the application for the clock in his video please ? Thanks for your answer and good continuation.