Apple iPhone 3G Vs. BlackBerry Bold 9000: the ultimate specs comparison

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Apple’s launch of the iPhone 3G yesterday heralded a new change in direction for the company, towards a more business-friendly approach. BlackBerry smartphones are predominantly the business user’s handsets of choice, with their first 3G model, the Bold 9000, squaring up nicely to the iPhone. Take a look at the below comparison of specs between the two models, and let us know in the comments field below which you’d prefer.

Dimensions
BlackBerry Bold 9000: 127mm in length, 66mm wide and 12.7mm thick, it weighs 133g.
iPhone 3G: 115.5mm high, 62.1mm wide and 12.3mm thick, weighs 133g.

Display
BlackBerry Bold 9000: 480 x 320 resolution, touch display.
iPhone 3G: 480 x 320 multi-touch display.

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Operating System
BlackBerry Bold 9000: A new OS for the BlackBerry family, version 4.6 is reported as having a few new software changes in addition to the new 3D, translucent aesthetics, including DocumentsToGo, for easy reading and editing of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint documents; iTunes integration; full html email support and rich media is supported in the browser.
iPhone 3G: The iPhone runs on OS X, which is Apple’s very own operating system.

Storage Capacity
BlackBerry Bold 9000: iPhone 3G: 8GB and 16GB, with the latter available in both black and white.
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Camera
BlackBerry Bold 9000: With a 2.0-megapixel camera, inbuilt flash and 5x digital zoom, it records video at 480 x 320 resolution, and can geotag your photos as well. New software for managing photos and video include the Roxio Media Manager plus Roxio Photosuite, for editing.
iPhone 3G: 2.0-megapixel camera, with geo-tagging and third-party application integration.

Media Player
BlackBerry Bold 9000: Videos can be played in a full screen mode at 30fps, and you can listen to music with the inbuilt dual speakers or headphones via the 3.5mm jack, which offers an equalizer with 11 preset filters. iTunes compatibility included also.
iPhone 3G: The iPhone’s main thrill is indeed the iPod functionality, and with 8GB or 16GB options, that’s a lot of AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.

Video formats supported are H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 768 Kbps, 320 by 240 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.

Connectivity
BlackBerry Bold 9000: 3G HSDPA, plus integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
iPhone 3G: 3G HSDPA, plus integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

GPS
BlackBerry Bold 9000: Inbuilt GPS, BlackBerry Maps
iPhone 3G: Assisted GPS
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Battery Life
BlackBerry Bold 9000: Due to the HSDPA modem and applications’ processor located on one chip, the battery life has been extended to 13 days’ standby, and five hours of talk time.
iPhone 3G: Up to five hours of talk time using 3G, or 10 hours using 2G, standby is 300 hours, five hours of 3G internet use and six hours of Wi-Fi internet use, seven hours of video playback and up to 24 hours of audio playback.

Availability And Pricing
BlackBerry Bold 9000: Out in the Summer – not even Research In Motion knows the exact date – the pricing is as yet unconfirmed.
iPhone 3G: Out on July 11th, you can get it for free on £45 and £75 per month tariffs, or £99 on the £30 and £35 per month plans.

iPhone 3G

BlackBerry Bold 9000

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Katherine Hannaford

11 comments

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  • We sell Brand New/Unlocked 3G Apple iPhone 16GB and 32GB and here are some Brands/Pricelists of some products we have in stock for sales:  3G Apple iPhone 16GB Cost US$4003G Apple iPhone 32GB Cost US$450And all kinds of Blackberry Phones for saleNOTE: Buy 5 and get 1 free…hurry offer last while stock last…         If the product you are interested in buying is not listed on our list,please feel free to indicate,so we can sort them out for you..  Best RegardsSales/Advert ManagerPhone #: 44 704 576 5447 Email: mobileworldinc@live.com

  • The quality of my photos and video on my BB Bold is ugly. No idea on how the iPhone compares in this regard, but I can not imagine it this bad.

  • The iphone is definitely the better phone. There is no competition at all. The technology is way better. Orlando Managed services

  • o excited that I have found your post because I have been searching for some information on this for almost three hours! You’ve helped me a lot indeed and by reading this article I have found many new and useful information about this subject!

  • The quality of my the pics and video on my BB Bold are lousy. No idea how the iPhone compares in this respect, but I can’t imagine its this bad.

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  • I am buying the Blackberry Bold this week.
    I must say, thanks for the comparisson! Really usefull and keep the good work up!

    As I red this article, and not only because I’m buying it, I think the Blackberry is much better.
    Apple OS on the IPhone SUCKS! And as told in the article; Blackberry is THE buisiness phone of this moment.

    I think Apple will need much more time before they have a phone wich can be comparred with a Blackberry!

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