March Smart Phone Madness Game 11: BlackBerry Bold 9700 vs. Palm Pre Plus
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Things are beginning to heat up as we close in on the final four! In our last round, we saw the HTC HD2 destroy the Motorola Cliq with a score of 1054 – 175 — a pretty lopsided match-up there. While we’re still in awe of some of the upsets we’ve seen, like the BlackBerry Tour stomping the iPhone, we’re still moving forward as the other devices get under way. Today, we’re looking at the BlackBerry Bold 9700, which easily defeated the Palm Pixi, taking on the Palm Pre Plus. The Pre Plus stunned us a bit with a win over the Nexus One, so we’ll see just how well it fares against the Bold 9700!
The Bold 9700 for T-Mobile is still a hard-charging device with its great call quality, push e-mail, and support for a host of applications. It’s small and sleek and its battery life is probably the best we’ve experienced so far on a smart phone. The 9700′s keyboard is spacious and intuitive and, like all other BlackBerrys, is going to be tough to beat for any smart phone. Overall, for both consumers and Enterprise users, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 on T-Mobile is a solid choice.
On the other side of the court is the Palm Pre Plus. The hybrid touchscreen/QWERTY device runs Palm’s intuitive webOS, an operating system that few have called the best thing to happen to smart phones in 2009. The Pre Plus, which runs on Verizon’s reliable network, is a nice update to the Palm Pre available for Sprint. Some of the bigger changes we like is the additional memory and the improved keyboard. Perhaps the Pre’s only major downsides is its somewhat sluggish performance and the horrendous battery life.
Who will win today’s round? Will the Bold’s reliability, speed, and battery life topple the Pre’s vivid touchscreen, OS/UI, and its ability to work as a mobile hotspot? Cast your vote below!
Update: The Palm Pre Plus is victorious!