Difference Between Blackberry Bold 9900 and Samsung Galaxy Pro

It is a known fact that when it comes to smartphones for executives, only Blackberry comes to mind. With its enhanced emailing facilities and business and productivity features, Blackberry from RIM has been a preferred choice of millions of executives across the world. However, it is not that other players are not closing in the gap, and the latest smartphone called Galaxy Pro from Samsung has got the features to give the latest launch from Blackberry, Bold 9900, a run for its money. Let us find out the differences between these two smartphones that are designed for business with pleasure.

Blackberry Bold 9900

If you felt content with earlier avatars of Blackberry because of their excellent business and security features, wait till you get this beauty in your hands, RIM have chosen to advertise it as the slimmest blackberry to date, and they are right. You certainly don’t feel you have a Blackberry in your hands as it is just 10.5mm in thickness, but there are more surprises in store for you, especially if you thought it to another business smartphone from Blackberry.

Bold measures 115x66x10.5mm and weighs just 130g. If you are an existing Blackberry user, you would acknowledge these dimensions as nothing less than a revolution for RIM. One look at the display and you will find it stunning to say the least, as its 2.8 inch TFT capacitive touch screen is extremely bright at 480×640 pixels and 16 M colors are true to life. The customary full QWERTY keypad is there in all its glory. The smartphone also has other standard features like accelerometer, proximity sensor, optical trackpad, touch sensitive controls, and multi touch input method.

Bold 9900 is a single camera smartphone as it boasts of a 5 MP camera at the back. It is auto focus and has LED flash. It also has features of geo tagging, face detection and image stabilization. It shoots pictures in 2592×1944 pixels and can record HD videos in 720p.

It runs on Blackberry 7.0 OS and has a powerful 1.2 GHz processor. It packs a solid 768 MB RAM and provides 8 GB of onboard storage that is expandable up to 32 GB using micro SD cards. The phone is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP with EDR, GPS with A-GPS, EDGE, GPRS, NFC and HTML browser for seamless surfing. Bold 9900 is equipped with a standard Li-ion battery (1200mAh) that provides a decent talk time.

Samsung Galaxy Pro

Samsung is known for its high end smartphones with its Galaxy series already being very popular among the users. For a change, the Korean giant has chosen to concentrate on emailing facilities and other business features to come up with Galaxy Pro that seems capable to rub shoulders with a Blackberry. Be ready for unlimited pleasure along with superb business features in this stunning smartphone.

Samsung is branding this smartphone as you business partner and your social secretary, and they are not off the mark as Galaxy Pro combines business with pleasure, easily.

To begin with, it measures 108.6×66.7×10.7mm and weighs a mere 103.4g despite a full QWERTY keypad and a large 2.8 inch screen. The screen is highly capacitive TFT LCD touch screen with 256K colors and a resolution of 320×240 pixels. The smartphone has standard features like accelerometer, proximity sensor, and dual input method.

Pro has a single camera which is at the back. It is 3.15 MP, shoots pictures in 2048×1536 pixels, and allows video capture in QVGA at 30 fps. The camera has auto focus feature.

Galaxy Pro runs on Android 2.2 Froyo, has a decent 800 MHz processor and provides 512 MB of internal memory. With 2GB of onboard storage, Galaxy Pro allows using micro SD cards to expand the memory up to 32 GB. The phone is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP+EDR, hotspot, EDGE, GPRS (class 12), GPS with A-GPS, stereo FM with RDS, HTML browser with full Adobe Flash 10.1 support.

Galaxy Pro is packed with standard Li-ion battery (1350mAh) that provides a talk time of up to 6 hr 10 min in 3G.

Blackberry Bold 9900 vs Samsung Galaxy Pro

• Galaxy Pro is lighter (103.4g) than Bold 9900 (130g)

• Galaxy Pro runs on Android 2.2 Froyo while Bold 9900 runs on Blackberry 7.0 OS

• Bold 9900 has a faster processor (1.2 GHz) than Galaxy Pro (800 MHz)

• Bold 9900 has a better screen resolution (480×640 pixels) than Galaxy Pro (240×320 pixels)

• Bold 9900 has a better camera (5 MP) than Galaxy Pro (3.15 MP)

• The camera of Bold 9900 shoots pictures in 2592×1944 pixels while the camera of Galaxy Pro shoots only in 2048×1536 pixels.

• Galaxy Pro supports latest version of Bluetooth (v3.0) while Bold 9900 supports v2.1