The second flip phone to be distributed by Blackberry, the Blackberry Style 9670 is most known for veering away from the RIM QWERTY keyboard that is found on most blackberry devices. That said, it runs the exact same as the rest of the Blackberry phones before it.
The phone comes in both black and purple; however the purple phone has a lot of black in it. It looks more like a case that a change in color. Closed, the phone is 3.78 inches in length, 2.36 inches in width, and 0.73 inches thick. The phone is approximately the size of the average full wallet. It weighs approximately 131 grams. Closed there is an external screen that reveals the camera as well as received messages. On the inside of the phone is an internal screen where the user has access to the all the applications and software. There is also a QWERTY keyboard on the inside in addition to a call and send buttons. There is also an optical track as opposed to having a touch screen. On the left side of the phone there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a microUSB port for charging the phone as well as hooking it up to your computer. On the right side of the phone is a call-volume switch. The switch also goes through received messages on the outside screen if they are unread. There is also a programmable quick launch button on the right. The back of the phone is bare except for the camera and the Blackberry symbol. The camera is recessed in to the back of the device which helps protect the lens from scratches.
The Blackberry Style 9670’s internal display is a 2.7 inch TFT display with a resolution of 360 x 400 pixels. The external screen is a 2 inch QVGA display screen. It has a lower resolution at 240 x 320 pixels, but with what it displays it does not need a high definition screen.
The phone comes loaded with Blackberry’s most recent operating system, Blackberry 6.0x. As of right now, this device and the Blackberry torch are the only two Blackberry’s with this operating system. Furthermore, it has a 528MHz CPU, which is lower than that of the Torch, but the Torch would need a more powered CPU with its touch screen than this device.
The camera on the style is 5 megapixels and has an LED flash. It has the ability to take photos at a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. The device has image stabilization, geo-tagging, and auto-focus. Image stabilization is a great feature for those who have shaky hands and geo-tagging is a great way to keep your photos organized on your phone. The camera can also capture VGA quality videos.
The Blackberry Style comes installed with 1150 mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery. It can withstand 4 hours and thirty minutes of talk time and 14 hours of standby time. Both times are reasonable for 1150 mAh battery, but the use could probably get more with just general use.