Nokia E6 vs Blackberry Bold 9900 Comparison

The trend for touchscreen smartphones with QWERTY keyboards is on a high in Indian mobile market. The latest mobile brand to join this league is Blackberry with the launch of their latest touchscreen QWERTY mobile; Blackberry Bold 9900 aka Bold 4. Nokia also recently launched a similar mobile phone; Nokia E6 in India. This post is to compare these two mobile phones.

Size and Design:
As already mentioned this is the battle between the QWERTY keyboard giants. Both the smart phones have full QWERTY keyboard design. Blackberry Bold 9900 has probably got the best one on it seen so far on Blackberry phones. Nokia’s keyboard is not far behind too. Both the smart phones have very much the same dimensions length and depth wise being 115mm long and thickness of 10.5mm. Bold however is much wider with 65mm of width compared to 59mm of E6.

Both smart phones have TFT capacitive touchscreen. Blackberry Bold 9900 has the edge though with its larger display, 2.8 inch compared to 2.46 inch of E6.however the resolution of both the phones is same at 640 x 480 pixels.

E6 has the clear advantage on this front with its 8MP camera having a maximum image resolution of 3264×2448 pixels with fixed focus and dual-LED flash. It records HD 720p video at 25fps. Blackberry Bold comes with a 5MP camera with maximum resolution of 2592×1944 pixels and LED flash. It is also capable of recording 720p HD video. It also features geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilization. Nokia E6 features geo tagging and face detection and also has a secondary VGA camera.

Processor and OS:
Blackberry 9900 features the new Blackberry 7 OS with impressive new features. E6 also comes with the Nokia’s latest Anna OS. Both the OS are relatively new but works well for each of these devices. The processing power of Blackberry is double that of E6 having a 1.2 GHz processor compared to 680 MHz processor of E6. 

Storage Capacity:
Both phones have same 8GB of internal storage capacity and memory extension supported up to 32GB. Blackberry Bold however has 768MB of RAM compared to 256MB in E6.

Apart from the camera battle Blackberry Bold has a clear edge over Nokia E6 on all other fronts. Blackberry therefore is also priced on the higher side. I know you would be thinking, why did I actually even compare these two phones which are poles apart, well the only reason is their touch and type form factor. Nokia E6 is available in India at Rs.15,600 and Blackberry Bold 9900 is available at Rs.32,000
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