If you're used to phones with larger screens, such as the Palm Pre or the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G, you may find 2.4 inches for watching video too small for your liking. Still, the video playback was smooth, and I saw no pixelation or distortion.
Customers who bought the Bold 9000 probably don't need to upgrade to the BlackBerry Bold 9700 just yet. Unless you really don't like how large the 9000 is, you won't find enough significant updates in the new handset to justify replacing the older one. If you're rocking an aging BlackBerry Curve, however, you should definitely consider the Bold 9700. Its keyboard, display, software, and specs make it the best BlackBerry to date--by far.