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It was written by Azif (my darling dear..)

B Bold

Well after 7 months of usage, here it is my personal review of Blackberry Bold 9000, a simple one.

Overview
I’m too lazy to copy and paste. Please go here.

What I like?
Body is quite bulky but it fits my palm easily so no problem bout that. ☺ Buttons’ size is decent enough to use, luckily I have normal sized fingers. The best thing is the leather finish on the back, giving it luxury, stylish touch.

Audio
The audio is okay, although not at the same par as SE or Nokia. Someone did compare the sound quality between Bold and E71, and the latter is better.

Display
The Bold screen is absolutely the best display on smartphone yet. It is very vivid, bright and clear, even under bright sunlight. The display also dims automatically according to environment brightness.

Camera
Decent enough just to take picture but the quality is okay for daylight outdoor. Worse, noise is more visible in low light condition.

Internet
I haven’t installed any other browser other than the pre-installed Internet Browser. Currently that is the browser that I use, and I’m satisfied with it. Maybe I will try using Opera after this.
The only thing that bothers is the use of trackball for scrolling. Sometimes it requires a lot of scrolling through a large page. However u can use space bar as a secondary method to scroll up and down.

Applications
Phone is bundled with apps like Document To Go (WordToGo, SheetToGo, SlideshowToGo, PDFToGo) enabling you to open DOC, XLS, PPT and PDF files from emails etc.
There’s a lot of apps that can installed but I just installed Facebook 1.6, Google Talk, YM. No Fring for Berry.

GPS
GPS is built in preloaded with BB Maps. I prefer using Google Maps for GPS navigation, really helpful if you are lost or have no sense of direction (me sometimes lol). And as usual, using GPS drain the battery life fast.

Holster
The bundled holster is okay but quite hard to use, you have to use one hand to hold the holster and the other to pinch the phone out. Just imagine when you were eating (and not using the cutlery) and the phone rang, quite a pickle isn’t it?

Alert
There are 3 ways to personalize your alert (for calls, message, email etc); Tone, Vibrate or Vibrate+Tone. If you choose Vibrate+Tone, then the phone will vibrate first (you can choose up to 3 vibrates), then the ring tone will come in. Means that when the phone started ringing, you are already late for picking up the phone and somebody on the other line is thinking to put down the phone already. I miss the time when the phone vibrate and ring at the same time ☺

No video call.

To sum up
Despite all the flaws that I bitch about above, this is a great smartphone. From display, keyboard, UI, sound, etc; it’s all good. My best phone ever. I give it 8 over 10. ☺

That’s it. I did say simple rite? 😛

I found quite interesting comparison of Bold and IPhone 3G here and also here

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hye handsomes and pretties… 🙂

guys, i really need your opinion bout this blackberry bold….

In Malaysia, Blackberry is only offered by Maxis & Celcom.

The main point here is to identify, which one offer the best value for money between Maxis and Celcom.

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mantap gile kan fon nie? sape yg pakai blackberry bold? please share pros and cons…. 🙂

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Untuk Celcom
Line telefon: RM58
Line Blackberry Internet Services (just in case kalo wajib amek) : RM38
Blacberry Internet Packet Data : 1st 5MB FREE, then 10sen per 10KB data
TOTAL Celcom :RM58 + RM38

Untuk Maxis
Line Telefon: RM80 (darling dear pakai value 80)
Line Blackberry Internet Services: RM55
Blacberry Internet Packet Data (lebey kurang camni nama dier) : RM20 hanya untuk 5MB
so TOTAL Maxis: RM80 + RM55 + (RM20) 5MB je
or RM80 + unlimited package (rm120)

harga tak termasuk device. setakat yg diberitahu, harga device from celcom lagi murah.
any suggestion?

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Hi all, how’s the holiday? Me? Staying at home, surfing, watching tv and movies with honey. Just like that.

Okey, sebab ader request dari beberapa orang untuk review pasal macbook baru, so here it is… actually da dekat 3 minggu pakai macbook.. ni baru nak tulis review...

I’m not a professional for writing a review, esp gadget review, never done that before. So I’ll tell what I think.

Specification

MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

3GB DDR3 SDRAM PC3-8500

160GB SATA 5200rpm HDD

NVidia GeForce 9400M 256MB Memory (shared)

13.3-inch LED backlit glossy widescreen display, 1280×800 px native resolution

Body

The new precision aluminum unibody is very nice and elegant, and also provides a very sexy looks. Normally u find a conventional notebook consists of different parts and attached together into one full body but the word “unibody” speaks for itself. Carved from a piece of aluminum into one beautiful frame, the only one that holds the components together inside.

Flip the body upside down, the bottom is very clean and simple. Only one clip to unlock the battery and hard drive cover. and eight more screw, u get to access the memory.

Video pasal aluminum macbook kat sini.

Display

The new LED backlit display is very nice. Luv it. Sharp. Clear. Vibrant. Many people find the glossy display would be very troublesome. For me, if u are using inside the building, then it would be no problem. When you go out for a cup of coffee at Starbucks and looking into your own eyes while you surfing, that’s a problem. I find this minor issue though; just find a place that doesn’t reflect the surrounding behind you. And it is advised to not put the screen protector on the display, since the heat blows underneath the display, and eventually will affect the protector.

Sound

walaupun terletak bawah keyboard, tapi bunyi dier, perhhhh! i just love the sounds, crisp and clear. tengok citer sound set full speaker tak pecah pon.

Berat

tak berat sangat pun. b4 nie my laptop berat dekat 3kg. seriously nak patah bahu ni duk pikul kehulu kehilir. sekarang nie ringan gile. siap bole bawak g jalan2 kat alamanda. tade hal!

Keyboard

ya ampun, sangat bes giler!!!!! terasa macam ajaib pulak melihat tangan nie begitu laju menaip tanpa sebarang kesilapan. jari jemari sangat selesa. seriusly!!!! nak menangis terharu rasenyer. tapi awal2 nak biasakan diri jugak sebab keyboard apple lain ngn keyboard windows, tapi sehari dua pakai da pandai da, hihi. walaupun kekadang carik jugak button page-up page-down kat laptop ni. yang penting i got to say good bye to Ctrl+Alt+Del. 😛

Trackpad

apple eliminated the conventional trackpad like in previous macbooks, combined both button and the trackpad itself. sekarang tinggal one single touch sensitive trackpad and the whole trackpad is also the button. for me, it is very useful, using up to 4 fingers during navigation.

1 finger : to move the cursor, selection

2 fingers : same as right click button, to rotate pictures

3 fingers : navigate forward and backward in finder/iphoto

4 fingers : expose, show desktop, same as command+tab

Track Pad Preferences

Performance

So far, takde performance issue. all applications running smoothly. baru je tadi install Adobe Photoshop CS4 (2GB  space tuh!), loading pon kejap je, tak sampai 10 saat da abih load. tak tau la kalo itu lambat sebab selama ni dok pakai kat windows xp lambat sket nak load, itu photoshop yang version zaman paleolitik dulu tu. zaman tuh takde CS lagi tu.

tapi tadi try record action untuk resize, pastu try buat batch picture resize dalam 150-200 keping jpeg files, tiap2 keping tu 5MP nye size, kipas processor bunyik jugak, means that the CPU time was being use quite a lot. sebab kalo pakai biasa je tak dengar pon bunyi kipas tu bunyi.

try benchmark pakai XBench 1.3, dpt score 125.41. ok la tu.

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xbench results

Cover Flow

Apple introduces coverflow navigation in finder, just like in iTunes. ok jugak, leh tengok thumbnail each file tu dengan coverflow, tapi for me yang paling best sebab dapat preview any files, by pressing Spacebar and the file will be previewed, either documents, music, videos etc. press space bar skali lagi dia stop preview.

Battery

Apple claimed this new macbook will last 5 hours with wireless usage. try charge full and then pakai tanpa sambung power cable. sambil buat keje2 lain, wireless on, the notebook lasted about 4 jam 45 minit. lebey kurang la tu.

Keyboard yang sangat mantap

Niela keyboard yang sangat mantap tue..beserta trackpad.

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apple yang menjadi idaman kalbu suatu ketika dulu.. tapi kini ada di depan mata. yeay..

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charger..

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kesimpulannya, nikmat tak terkata 🙂

mmg WORTH IT la wa cakap sama lu!!!!


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MacBook Vs Vaio

guys need ur opinion and suggestion. which one do you prefer most? either new 13-inch MacBook or Vaio CS?

New Apple MacBook  Aluminium 13′

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Price : 2.0 Ghz, 160GB -RM4799
Display : 13.3 inch , LED backlit glossy widescreen, 1280x 800 pixels
Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo, 1066MHz frontside bus, 3MB shared L2 cache
Memory: 2GB (two 1GB) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive : 160GB Serial ATA, 5400rpm
Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256MB shared of DDR3 SDRAM
Weight : 2.04Kg
Size: 2.41x 32.5 x22.7cm

i need this MacBook! goshh! it’s superb! my wishlist!!

Here is how Apple describes the aluminum unibody enclosure of the latest MacBooks:
“Instead of assembling a notebook from many minor parts, the new MacBook was reinvented from just one: the new, solid-aluminum unibody enclosure. It gets full credit for making MacBook thinner, lighter, and even more stunning. But it’s not all beauty. Because of the unibody, this MacBook is also durable.”

Sony Vaio CS

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Pink is my feveret! always…..comelkan! tikus pon nnti warna pink..

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red color! aww…

-Up to 2.80GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Duo
-14.1″ widescreen display, 5.7 lbs.
-Up to 320GB hard drive and 4GB RAM
-Available Blu-ray Disc™ playback optical drive

vaio nie cantik kan design dia? menawan kalbu betul.geram pulak tengok..but my friend told me that the features is tak best! so yea, i hafto see first =)

so guys? mana satu pilihan anda? please vote….& please feel free to leave ur comment thanx!! mwahhhh…

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