This blueberry phone was released somewhere between 2009 December or in the early 2010 (depending on the country). And depending on the model you can even expect for Wi-Fi and 3G too. But as the name “shows” this is more likely a cheaper version of the Blackberry. Anyway, the i9000 consists of 2” (inch) display which looks nice. The pictures look sharp but the 262k color depth is not capable of delivering stunning graphics of a 16M depths. But when thinking about the price, you simple can’t ask for that higher quality display units from the i9000 either.
The length is 98.8 mm and the width is around 53mm. The depth is set at 13.3 mm. So it’s not that slim looking either. It weights around 96grams which is lightweight for a mobile phone. There is a micloSD slot for expanding the memory. Other popular applications such as a phone book, calculator, clock and battery status meter (+ signal strength) are also included. The operating system is called the MTK. This is actually is not a new OS but a customized version of another OS called the Nucleus.
Since there are no 3G or Wi-Fi don’t expect for super fast web experience either. The default browser supports HTML, WAP,JAVA-support, etc. The camera is not capable of making any staggering impressions either. It supports dual-SIM function which is another very popular feature in these types of blueberry phones, however the embedded TV is missing and the user is only left with the provided FM-radio. The multimedia support is OK but again in comparison very poor. The only supported audio codec is mp3 and for video 3GP (low resolutions). The manufacture says that the i9000 supports popular E-mail clients and includes the unavoidable Facebook also.
Since this is a Malaysian company this mobile phone has some built in support for some of the Islamic books such as Al-Quran but they are optional which means (in my opinion anyway) that you have to manually install them over the internet for instance. Anyway, the battery has a capacity of 5 hours and a standby time of 250 hours (over 10 days) but remember that depending on the occasion and the settings (volume, etc) the actual talk and the standby time may change. So as a final thought, even though this is a cheap device in comparison with other latest phones in the market but with the lack of great multimedia + poor quality camera this is certainly not for everyone.