So many people asked me this, I thought I’d rather make a post out of it. BlackBerry just released five different handsets this week and Bold 9900 and Bold 9930 are two of them. While it is a valid question, the answer is very simple. BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry 9930 are exactly identical in features and hardware except only one difference. BlackBerry Bold 9900 is a GSM phone that operates on GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 networks while BlackBerry Bold 9930 also supports CDMA. Bold 9930 works on CDMA 800/1900 networks in addition to the GSM 850/900/1800/1900. In simple words for example in US, BlackBerry Bold 9930 will work on Verizon and Sprint Nextel while 9900 will work on rest of the networks.
Yes 9930 works on both GSM and CDMA, so if you want to switch back and forth from CDMA to GSM and back, it’s better to grab 9930.
I just got hold of these two devices. A BlackBerry Bold 9700 running OS 5 and a BlackBerry Torch running OS 6. Apparently both devices do not have a difference in processing power but the operating system boot up time looks drastically improved for OS version 6.
One of the thing that has always been irritating me has been the time a BlackBerry takes to boot. Any other phone does not take that long but things are eventually changing and the new OS has done some work to improve the boot up speed.
If you are carrying a BlackBerry Bold 9700, and want to upgrade to OS 6, the first leaked version is available now. WillyBoy6 on CrackBerry forums has posted the steps, download links and then the whole world starts talking about it.
If you end up upgrading to OS6 successfully, the only difference between your 9700 and 9780 will be the camera.
If you have recently stepped into the world of BlackBerry devices, you should definitely spend some time going through these beginners tutorials. If you have upgraded recently to OS 6, it is worth it exploring the new features with these tutorials. Tips and tricks for your BlackBerry phone will help you save time and will improve your BlackBerry experience.
How many times you use “space” key to type “@” in email addresses or “.” in the URL fields? Simple questions like how to turn on the num-lock or caps lock are answered in these simple tutorials.
These interactive demos are life savers for anyone who is looking for beginners help.
Select your device from the list below to open BlackBerry 101 page for your device: