Smartphone Madness 2012 Game 11: Samsung Galaxy S II vs. BlackBerry Bold 9900

Smartphone Madness 2012 Game 11Half of the games for the final four smartphones have been decided. Today, we determine who the third team will be, the Samsung Galaxy S II or the BlackBerry Bold 9900. 

Let’s meet the challengers.

The Samsung Galaxy S II, which defeated the ASUS Padfone in the first round,  is available on AT&T (known as the Skyrocket with 4G LTE speeds), Sprint (known as the Epic 4G Touch) and T-Mobile. This 4G smartphone is Samsung’s flagship, and it features a fast 1.5-GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 CPU, a brilliant 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display–plus a powerful 8-megapixel camera. For each carrier, this phone earned itself an Editors’ Choice award from our Editors, but that same fact didn’t save the iPhone 4S from being beaten in Game 1.

BlackBerry Bold 9900 Smartphone MadnessLike a pesky mid-major, the BlackBerry 9900 is still hanging around in this tournament, having defeated the HTC One X in the first round. The Bold 9900 is well-designed, with a solid build, a great keyboard and fast performance.  It has a 2.8-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, and runs BlackBerry OS 7.0. The phone’s chief failings, though, are its lack of 4G speeds and limited app selection.

Which one should advance to the semifinals? Vote below!

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  1. cieramichele Says:

    Innovation, durability, efficient productivity, functionality, and style? Samsung all the way!

  2. Cindy Says:

    Galaxy S II!

  3. guywithapen Says:

    How on earth did a windows phone beat out the Note? hahahaha Ive owned 15 phones in the past year and that includes 3 windows phones. They are childish and limiting (hence why I got rid of the iphone)

  4. john Says:

    I refuse to vote. Any website that gets enough votes for a windows phone to beat out Samsung’s REAL flagship… the Note, is being visited by a bunch of porn stars. Samsung has spent more money advertising the NOTE than any other phone they’ve ever had and everybody LOVES them.

  5. wafflelaffle? Says:

    funny how people above are bashing the Windows Phone 7, and probably never even tried it before. Do some research and innovative testing before making an assumption of HOW IN THE WORLD DID A WINDOWS PHONE? The new Windows Mobile OS is a buttery, fast, smooth, lag free, not batter needs to be pulled operating system.

  6. Myutt Says:

    Samsung Galaxy S II !!

  7. Muhammad Sazali Shamsudin Says:

    Since there is no Nokia presence in this game, I would feel uncertain of which to vote! Moreover, I did not assume quite well among the two devices, its specification, features, and etc.

    Therefore, I just do the random vote which is the Blackberry 9900.
    Sorry to those who are a fan of Samsung! I ought you to be patience that is virtue..

    Without me telling you this(the reason why I voted randomly), you all know right, that the answer to this is just referring back to paragraph one which I had written above!!

  8. vagekarot Says:

    I agree. The note should never have lost. Especially in the first . Samsung rules the cell phone industry hands down.

  9. anti-john Says:

    lol @john
    Nokia has spent more money advertising the Lumia series than any other phones they’ve ever had and everybody LOVES them.
    See what I did there? The note was outvoted, get over it.

  10. kim Says:


    well nokia and MS has spent over 250 mio advertising WP on nokia devices so far…

  11. marty Says:

    I just went from HTC HD2 to the Samsung Galaxy S II….wow!
    I loved my HTC but now crazy about my Samsung Galaxy S II.
    I am still finding out all the things it can do!!!! :)

  12. Yogesh S Rajguru Says:

    SII all d way

  13. Gusinjanin Says:

    Hello everyone,

    I have owned a iPhone 4s, blackberry 9900 and galaxy sii(skyrocket). I cannot believe the iphone lost in the first round. Im not a Apple fanboy, but you cannot deny the genius behind the iOS platform and the best camera of the bunch. Also the iPhone is the best looking phone out of all of em. I personally prefer the Galaxy sii skyrocket to any phone on this list, but u gotta give the iPhone more love, the iphone should have been in the finals easily…

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