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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-31-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: T-Mobile

Bold 9900 - The #1 BUSINESS phone can't take photos of BUSINESS cards?

I bought a new Bold 9900 but can't take photos of business cards because the camera will not focus on text that small.

 

After reading through this forum it seems to be a flaw in the 9900 design. 

 

I think it's completely incomprensible verging on moronic that the #1 BUSINESS phone is incapable of taking photos of BUSINESS cards.

 

Really? If you can mentally picture a pirate that just smelled something really bad and is wondering who did it -Well that's the face I'm making right now.

 

Did I miss something in the forums where this issue has been fixed?

 

If not, is my next best bet to return this 9900 and go to the 9780? 

 

 

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Posts: 8,978
Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z30
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Bold 9900 - The #1 BUSINESS phone can't take photos of BUSINESS cards?

Sadly, the 9900's camera does not have auto-focus.  The phone was well conceived to be used as a business phone because it includes standard BlackBerry fare such as BBM, push email, Docs To Go, etc.  I guess these days, scanning someone's BBM barcode (which it can do) is becoming more popular than the ol' snapping of a business card.

 

 

Keep in mind that no phone is perfect.  The 9900 does a fine job doing the job for which it was designed.  Smiley Happy


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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-28-2013
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: Vergin

Re: Bold 9900 - The #1 BUSINESS phone can't take photos of BUSINESS cards?

I agree 100 percent.  Business cards are an integral part of doing business and exchanging them is a long standing tradition.  I sold mu android type phone, resisted buying the Apple product for a BB product.  Everyday I keep facing the reality the the amount of apps for the BB are limited but yet I wanted to persevere with using the BB product.  Now not only am I limited with software that I find out that hardware is also an issue with no solution in sight.
BB says that this is a state-of-the-art business phone but, frankly, the camera is not that great in the first place and secondly, taking pictures/scanning business cards is a very important.
I've only had the phone for about four months now and frankly these issues are becoming a deal breaker and I find myself having to look for a new phone.  What a drag.