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BlackBerry Style 9670 (Sprint) review - OS 6 meets the flip phone


Review by Todd Haselton on Thursday December 02, 2010.

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Score

3.5 stars
"Good"

(How we score)


Solid industrial design, good call quality, decent battery life
Low resolution display, awkward while taking pictures, so-so keyboard

Summary

The BlackBerry Style 9670 is Sprint's first BlackBerry, and the second in the United States (the Torch 9800 on AT&T was the first), to run Research In Motion's new BlackBerry 6 operating system. It also features a unique clamshell form factor that packs in a full QWERTY keyboard. On Sprint, it will compete directly with the BlackBerry Bold 9650, although that phone offers the older BlackBerry 5 operating system. The difference between the Torch 9800 and the Style 9670 is that the Torch offered a touchscreen, and so interactions with the new BlackBerry 6 operating system is a bit different on the Style.

The Style is a solid messaging device that BlackBerry fans will likely enjoy. Its stiff keyboard turned me off just a little bit, its camera functionality is a bit awkward, and I think it could have a stronger browser, but you can color me a fan overall.

You'll find a video of the BlackBerry Style 9670 in action after the Table of Contents, below.

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Todd Haselton
Todd is a senior editor at MobileBurn and works out of his home in New York City. He covers news for us and also writes reviews. You can follow him on Twitter at @RoboTodd

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