BlackBerry Bold 9930: An Enterprise Evaluation

Earlier this month, Research In Motion (RIM) began shipping a new generation of BlackBerry smartphones running the brand new BlackBerry 7 mobile OS. The most anticipated of these new BlackBerry smartphones, the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, is currently available in the United States through Verizon Wireless (9930), Sprint (9930) and T-Mobile (9900). And AT&T said it too will release the Bold 9900, though it hasn't specified exactly when.

I'll come right out and say it: I love the new BlackBerry Bold. I've used many smartphones in my day--in fact, I have access to just about any device I could want. But when it comes right down to it, I'd pick the new Bold over 99 percent of them without even a second thought. (Yeah, I'm talkin' about you, iPhone.)

I know that's a "bold" statement--poor pun shamelessly intended. But it's true. Chances are, you've already read a few Bold 9900/9930 reviews, since the device was officially released a couple of weeks ago. For this review, however, I spent a great deal of time with the device putting it through some rigorous/heavy testing. And my evaluation is aimed strictly at the tech-savvy, business user, or the BlackBerry "power user," if you will.

Here are the details on why I feel so strongly about this device, as well as a few reasons the BlackBerry Bold still isn't as functional as it could be.

First up, the good stuff.