RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 Nokia E72

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 vs Nokia E72

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650

Reasons to consider the BlackBerry Bold 9650

3.5G, RIM BlackBerry OS 5.0
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 249 PPI vs 166 PPI 50% crisper display of text, images and video
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen 360x480 vs 240x320 Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Bluetooth Slightly newer bluetooth support 2.1 vs 2.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Nokia E72

Reasons to consider the E72

3.5G, Nokia Symbian OS 9.3
Multitasking Runs multiple apps at once Yes vs No Switch between running apps, surf the web while talking on skype for example
Accelerometer Has an accelerometer Yes vs No Enables apps to detect when you're moving your phone for motion interactivity
Compass Integrated compass Yes vs No Map and navigation apps know which direction you're facing even when you're standing still
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
GPS Has an assisted GPS Assisted GPS vs GPS Assisted GPS can pinpoint your location much faster
Thickness Thinner 10 mm vs 14 mm Around 30% thinner
Size Smaller 58×114×10 mm vs 62×112×14 mm More than 30% smaller
Standby time More standby time 20 days vs 13 days More than 50% more standby time, less frequent charging
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 5 MP vs 3.2 MP Take photos with around 60% more detail for larger prints
Talk time More talk time 12.5 hours vs 5 hours 2.5x more talk time per battery charge
Processor Slightly faster processor Arm Arm11, 600 MHz vs Qualcomm MSM7600, 528 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 10% faster)
Weight Slightly lighter 128 g vs 136 g Around 10% lighter


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Keyboard Have full keyboards
QWERTY keyboard
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Touchscreen Neither have touchscreens
No touching, keys and/or pointer only
App store App store(s) have fewer apps than some
BlackBerry Bold 9650BlackBerry App World
E72Nokia Ovi Store
Wifi Slower wifi than average
802.11g (54 mbps)
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard
Processor Less powerful processors than average, less snapiness and responsiveness
BlackBerry Bold 9650Qualcomm MSM7600, 528 MHz
E72Arm Arm11, 600 MHz
Movie format Poor movies
BlackBerry Bold 9650480 x 320
E72480p @ 15fps
Screen size Very small screens


Nokia E72 RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 Nokia E72 RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650


Which phone do you like, and why?

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