2008 has been a definitive year for the Canadian company, Research in Motion (RIM). RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9000 came out tops as one of the most-liked and user-friendly device amongst not only RIM's lineup, but also across its competition including Nokia, HTC and Samsung. And like most devices, a successor is always in the making. Introduced as the BlackBerry Bold 9700, the successor to the original Bold comes with some minute changes, in the hardware and software department.
So the question is - if you're currently a Bold 9000 user, is it time to upgrade? Else, if you're in the market for a smartphone with physical QWERTY keyboard capabilities, how does the Bold 9700 perform? We'll answer all these questions in the next few pages, right after giving you a quick peek at the Bold 9700 and its full specifications.