BlackBerry Bold In CaseResearch in Motion, in marketing the BlackBerry Bold 9000, states the PDA "embodies elegant design-without sacrificing the features or functionality you expect from a premium smartphone." While IT consultant Erik Eckel, using the Bold in the field, found the device intuitive and well built, he believed too many sacrifices were made in the handset's design.
RIM includes a convenient belt-clip case with the BlackBerry Bold. No such case is included with the iPhone.
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Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president of Eckel Media Corp., a communications company specializing in public relations and technical authoring projects.