Blackberry 9000 in the wild

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Shockingly enough apparently all you need is $850.00 and a serious sense of faith and you too can buy a Blackberry 9000 some 4 months before it is launched. How is this possible? No one really knows especially considering that it came off Ebay and was shipped from Europe. The guys over at Crackberry had the guts to go for it and they were rewarded with Blackberry’s newest flag ship model.

Some of the first impressions seem to indicate what everyone was hoping for, a totally new UI and a screen that finally matches or surpasses many smart phones on the market today.

Specs as follows:

  • Radio – GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA
  • Bands – Quad-band GPRS/EDGE: 800/850/1800/1900MHz
  • HSDPA: 850/1900/2100MHz
  • Display – HVGA Color LCD (480à—320) *definitely*
  • Camera – 2MP *max resolution 1600 by 1200, file size around 500kb*
    • NO additional front facing camera on this unit
  • Wi-Fi – a,b,g
  • A-GPS
  • Processor — Intel XScale PXA270 @ 624MHz *based on previous rumors*
  • Externally Accessible expandable memory – microSD
  • Battery – 1500mAh
  • Weight – ~140grams or 5 oz
  • Operating System Software – version 4.6.0.22 (67)
  • On Board Memory (File Total) — 73.4 MB (probably an even 96MB to begin with like the 8330 Curve)
  • On Board Memory (File Free as received) — 19.8 MB

Crackberry’s hands on review