BlackBerry Style 9670 Review
BlackBerry Style 9670 Review: First Look
BlackBerry is a brand which has always been associated with serious, no nonsense phones for executives and professionals. RIM has been trying to break out of that image by launching phones like the BlackBerry Storm and the BlackBerry Pearl which are aimed at a much wider audience.
The BlackBerry Style 9670 continues on the same path. It is a stylish flip phone with a full QWERTY keyboard – a very unconventional form factor. It has nice hardware specifications and runs the new BlackBerry OS 6.0. It is a CDMA smartphone which will be available on Sprint for $99 by the end of 2010.
The BlackBerry Style 9670 has a nice flip design with a very stylish look. Research in Motion is targeting the Style 9670 at the fashion conscious, and not at the business executives it normally goes after. It comes with two displays. The first is the primary display with a resolution of 360 x 400 pixels while the other display is the external display with a QVGA resolution.
It also has a nice QWERTY keyboard with the standard keys – Call, End, Menu, Back and the navigation pad.
The BlackBerry Style sports the newer BlackBerry 6.0 OS. It offers a lot of visual and performance improvements over the older versions. It has some great hardware specs too. It comes with a 624 MHz processor and 512 MB RAM, same as the BlackBerry Torch.
It offers 512 MB internal memory and supports up to 16 GB microSD cards.
The BlackBerry Style 9670 offers a 5 MP camera, which is the new minimum for smartphones. It has an image capture resolution of 2592 х 1944 pixels and offers autofocus and LED flash. It also has features like geo tagging and image stabilization. It also shoots video but only at the low VGA resolution.
It supports all the standard multimedia formats. It can play MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+ audio files and MP4, 3GP, WMV and H.264 video files.
The BlackBerry Style 9670 also offers all the basic connectivity options which you can find in any smartphone. Being a CDMA phone, it offers 3G EVDO Rev. A connectivity and features like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP. It also has microUSB 2.0 support and comes with a GPS transceiver with A-GPS support and BlackBerry Maps. It comes with the new Webkit based browser which comes quite close to the iPhone browser and the Android browser in terms of performance.
The BlackBerry Style 9670 is a nice option for those who want a stylish phone with nice specifications but are addicted to BlackBerry. It will be available on Sprint for $99 by the end of 2010. I would rather go with the BlackBerry Torch though, or the Motorola Spice if I wanted Android. I personally prefer their slider design to the flip design of the Style.