Blackberry’s old flip phone was simply not a good product and many of our clients had this unit and it always broke in one way or another. The OS side of the unit worked fairly well with little problems, it was more on the hardware side. The button construction, as well as the flip hinge always seemed to break in one form or another. BVA would also get a lot of feedback that the signal was poor on the phone when other Blackberry’s got full signal. I had the opportunity to play with one last week which was a pleasant surprise and I am sold on it.
Interestingly enough it still was a popular phone for many executives due to the flip feature and the small physical footprint that it has. It does have a 5 Mexa-pixel camera which is pretty slick and has good resolution. The BlackBerry 9670 Flip Phone (Blackberry Style) is for Sprint, the second smartphone from RIM running the new Blackberry 6 OS. It is the first BlackBerry flip phone with a full, four-row QWERTY keyboard. This makes typing on the phone so much easier and the keys are the same size as a regular Blackberry keypad. The clamshell flip phone design is sturdy and polished, an attractive form factor seemingly fitting for a BlackBerry. Unfortunately, the Style does not support Sprint’s 4G WiMax network, instead offering 3G EVDO Rev A and 802.11n for connectivity. The Style comes with two low resolution screens—an external screen showing the clock, waiting message indicators, callerID information or media information when the Style is closed—and an internal screen for normal operation when open.