RIM has put a lots of hopes in this new upcoming Blackberry Bold Touch 9900 which is going to be released these months. Have you got your eyes on the handset? Interested to purchase it? Does it have a chance against the impressive iPhone 4? Let’s compare both handset and take into consideration their internal details in order to see which one is more performant. The popular iPhone 4 or the soon to be released Blackberry Bold Touch 9900?
We’ll start by taking a closer look at the design. RIM is known for manufacturing qualitative handsets and the Bold 9900 is not an exception. It is built from high quality materials, featuring RIM’s QWERTY keyboard for easy typing while texting an email or other important documents. Following the same factor as most of Blackberry devices, the Bold 9900 has the same classy and simple design. The fourth generation of iPhone is quite impressive. It comes with a new and stylish design with its single-sided steel plus a durable back with a scratch-resistant coating. In terms of dimensions, Blackberry Bold is wider and thicker than the iPhone 4. It weighs 130 grams, while iPhone 4 has 137 grams.
Speaking of display, the iPhone 4 offers clarity and high quality image with its regular 3.5-inch retina display. The screen operates at a good resolution set at 640 x 960 pixels, providing great shots. Don’t worry about eventual scratches or dirts, because the smartphone comes with a scratch-resistant oleophobic surface. On the other hand, the Bold 9900 includes a smaller 2.8-inch TFT touchscreen with a reasonable resolution of 640 x 480. For a larger and better screen, choose the iPhone 4, cause it wins this category.
Looking for a good camera to capture special moments while travelling? Blackberry Bold Touch 9900 comes with a regular 5 megapixel camera on the back with autofocus and LED flash with no front facing camera. Video capture is at 720p, which is a marked improvement over previous devices. iPhone 4 has made a big leap in terms of camera. The previous generation has had a lower camera, while the new iPhone generation prouds itself with an impressive 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash, touch focus and geo-tagging. Another plus point is the presence of the front facing camera for video calling via FaceTime.
In terms of processor, Blackberry Bold Touch 9900 is equipped with a 1.2GHz single-core CPU which is more than enough for the handset and the apps running on it. The CPU is backed-up with 768MB of RAM. Regarding the storage part, it comes with 8 GB built-in memory expandable up to 32GB via a microSD. iPhone 4 runs on Apple’s own A4 chipset with 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, still a single core one. There is also a good PowerVR GPU included, so you watch movies or playing games. Unlike the Bold Touch 9900, the iPhone 4 has a lower 512MB of RAM. Two models are available: 16GB or 32GB and you can choose only one version, with no chance to expand the memory.
Another important component is the software. iPhone 4 runs Apple’s amazing iOS mobile platform, iOS4 which is easy to use, intuitive and features thousands of top rated applications. On the other hand, the Bold Touch 9900 runs the latest version 7.0 of RIM’s BlackBerry OS. In case you are wondering about any QNX software update made for the Bold Touch 9900, you’ll not find any. Still, you can enjoy new features such as BlackBerry Balance or the new Liquid Graphics interface. On the top of these, there is support for HTML5 and Flash. Once again, the actual version of the iPhone 4 don’t have Adobe Flash included.
Both devices will be compatible with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR. Regarding the pricing, the iPhone 4 is available for quite a while for a regular $200 with a new two year contract. On the other, if you’re interested about the Bold 9900, you’ll have to wait a little bit more, cause it hasn’t been released yet.
It seems that RIM might have some chances with the new Bold Touch 9900 in the smartphone space. If you are amongst those Blackberry fans, this new handset combines perfectly a great touchscreen with an easy to use QWERTY keyboard. Let’s not forget about Apple’s only device, the current iPhone 4 which is yet a great success for the company. It’s an excellent choice, featuring a catchy and new design, decent specs and a simple and easy-to-use interface. If the QWERTY feature isn’t in your ”must-have” list, the iPhone 4 is a better option to consider.