Amazing keyboard, excellent screen and smooth operations.
RIM wasn’t kidding when they said the Bold 9900 has the best keyboard they have built- it certainly is the best keyboard I have ever used on a Smartphone. Like the Bold 9900, the slightly wider size of the device allowed RIM to add a roomy keyboard and you’ll rarely ever hit the wrong key after you’ve played with the device for a few hours. The keyboard also has the right amount of depth so you never really have to try harder than you naturally would to press a key. Lastly, the keys are not clicky like the ones on Curve so typing on the Bold is not only extremely comfortable but also really silent.
The next best thing about the Bold 9900 is it’s 2.8″ capacitive touchscreen with a 640×480 resolution making everything on screen appears really really crisp. It has the same effect that the iPhone 4 had on previous iPhones- once you get used to it, screens on older BlackBerry devices will just feel so backward. With the Bold 9900 RIM also finally adds GPU acceleration to the interface and they call it liquid graphics. It allows the scrolling and swiping to appear a lot more zippy and responsive- unlike the Torch which always felt a bit laggy. The following video shows you how the touch screen on the Bold reacts.
There are many other subtle touches that make the Bold 9900 a device that you easily fall in love with. For example, the backlight goes off in steps with the keyboard going out first, followed by the four top keys and finally the trackpad. The speakers and volume levels on Bold are also loud and distortion-free, even at the loudest.