Monday, August 25, 2008

BlackBerry Bold has 3G reception issue too

This doesn't sounds so good, especially for AT&T, who is the exclusive wireless carrier to release the troublesome BlackBerry Bold in the U.S. and in some other parts of the world.

After the hard hit on AT&T's star: the iPhone 3G with its reception issue, then comes the news on BB Bold is having the same reception issue like iPhone 3G. The breaking news is coming from Citigroup analyst Jim Suva, who wrote a note after he tested BB Bold and then published by

We had a few occasional 3G signal dropping troubles at some locations especially on high-rises building streets & on our 34th floor (EDGE picked up immediately but slower internet speeds)." He also thinks that RIM have delayed introducing the Bold because they want to iron out the 3G kinks with a software patch. He also lists “smudges on the screen from our extended testing” and a puny 2-megapixel camera. Nothing about battery life in the report.

Unlike iPhone 3G that uses Infineon processor, the BB Bold is using a 624Mhz Marvell Tavor PXA930 processor which incorporates the HSDPA modem and applications processor on one chip says Michael Santo from
RealTechNews. Can this be the processors are the culprit behind 3G reception issues? I can't wait to know the truth behind these most coveted mobile phones right now.

Sources are from
Barrons, via RealTechNews, via BGR.

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