The elegant BlackBerry Bold 9900, like many BlackBerry phones, offers a full physical keyboard, as well as excellent dual-core performance, loud audio, and longer-than-average battery life. Although the phone suffers from a too-small display and slow Web surfing, its superb keyboard makes the phone stand out from the competition.
The large keys offer plenty of tactile feedback, and are slightly curved to give users a better grip. Unlike many Android phones, however, the 9900 lacks dedicated keys for @, .com, and other frequently used characters. Still, we found that typing on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 was much faster than on a touchscreen device.