Bold 9000 and 9700
- The screen is gorgeous, second only to the iPhone 3G S.
- It runs on BlackBerry OS. Any phone, regardless of how smart you label it, is not smart enough if it runs on Windows Mobile. Maybe not as fluid as Mac OS X on iPhone and the many apps, but enough for normal use.
- The iPhone in Malaysia is ridiculously priced. Shame on Maxis to take that advantage as a sole distributor.
- It’s only better than the iPhones in terms of battery life, business apps (like Word/Excel PDF), and sync to IBM Lotus Notes. But iPhone is already linking up to Microsoft Exchange now.
- It now has BlackBerry Desktop Manager software to talk to Macs. More details here.
Even Volker Weber gave BlackBerry Bold a green light, except for the fact that the Mac support was terrible. But not anymore, with the BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac sync above.
Picture source: crackberry.com
I was in the office for a while. Returned home after Friday prayer. Tough days ahead.