Cell Phone Plus Plus: the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000

I am a proud owner of a BlackBerry Bold 9000, one of Research In Motion's (RIM) finest products to date.<!--more-->

Featuring everything a modern cell phone is expected to have, such as quad-band 3G, a multi-megapixel camera, and Bluetooth, the 9000 does not stop there. It boasts Wi-Fi and a real, unassisted GPS receiver. Of course, being a descendant of RIM, its push email notification and data capabilities are far ahead of otherwise comparable phones.

This phone is not ultimate, though, and one might perhaps point out that the Bold 9000's rolling trackball feels rather last-generation, and detracts from its aesthetics. Granted, the frictionless sensor now found in the Bold 9700 and the Curve 8500, for example, avoids the possibility of grit causing problems.

For full lists of features and specifications, I recommend the official BlackBerry Bold 9000 webpage.