RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780

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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 (black, T-Mobile)

The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 updates the accepted Bold alternation with BlackBerry OS 6, bringing with it such improvements as a more-capable browser, added multimedia capabilities, and a active interface. It's a acceptable accessory to be sure, but we'd be lying if we said we weren't aghast by the abridgement of accouterments upgrades. You do get a higher-megapixel camera and bifold the beam memory, but contrarily the Bold 9780 is abundantly like the Bold 9700 in architecture and specs. As such, if you're advancing from the Bold 9700, we don't see a absolute acute acumen to advancement aback you'll be accepting a BlackBerry OS 6 amend in the future. However, if you're advancing from the Curve or attractive to get your aboriginal BlackBerry, the Bold 9780 would absolutely be a solid choice. The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 is accessible in either atramentous or white and costs $129.99 with a two-year arrangement and afterwards a $50 mail-in rebate.

Design
The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780's architecture will be instantly accustomed to BlackBerry owners, decidedly Bold 9700 users aback the two smartphones are appealing abundant identical. They're the above admeasurement at 4.29 inches alpine by 2.36 inches advanced by 0.56 inch blubbery and 4.3 ounces. It's a adequate fit as both a buzz and messaging device, with a nice soft-touch accomplishment forth the abandon and textured array cover.


The awning measures 2.44 inches aslant and has a half-VGA (480x320 pixels) resolution. Admitting it's not an advancement from the antecedent Bold, the affectation charcoal aciculate and clear, as we were able to calmly apprehend e-mails and appearance media. That said, we did accept to zoom in on Web pages to apprehend argument because of the display's abate size.

As we acclaimed in our analysis of the BlackBerry Style, BlackBerry OS 6 works able-bodied with non-touch-screen devices, alike admitting the interface was advised with blow screens in mind. With the optical blow pad, it's accessible to move through the assorted airheaded and baddest items.

Below the display, you get the acceptable allocution and end keys, aback button, BlackBerry agenda shortcut, and above blow pad. Forth the abandon are a few added controls, including a aggregate rocker and a user-defined accessibility key on the appropriate and accession customizable shortcut, a Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the left. Admitting they're adamantine to see, there are aphasiac and lock buttons on top of the device. You can acquisition the camera and beam on back, and the microSD amplification aperture abaft the array door.

Again, there isn't any notable aberration amid the keyboard on the Bold 9700 and the Bold 9780, which is accomplished by us aback we like it absolutely a bit. The ellipsoidal buttons are a acceptable size, but users with beyond thumbs ability accept some problems. However, the keys affection a slight ridge, authoritative the buttons easier to columnist and helps abate mispresses.

T-Mobile bales the BlackBerry Bold 9780 with an AC adapter, a USB cable, a belt holster, a 2GB microSD card, a active stereo headset, and advertence material.

Features
The capital draw of the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 is that it ships active BlackBerry OS 6, RIM's above adapt of its adaptable operating system. This agency that in accession to the user interface changes, you're additionally accepting an bigger Web browser, added multimedia features, and accepted search, amid added things. We'll highlight some of these appearance here, but for a added all-embracing attending at the software, please analysis out our hands-on attending at BlackBerry OS 6.


As a phone, the Bold 9780 offers quad-band apple roaming, a speakerphone, voice-activated dialing, acute dialing, appointment calling, acceleration dial, and argument and multimedia messaging with threaded babble view. Bluetooth 2.1, 3G support, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), and GPS are all onboard. In addition, the Bold can accomplish calls over a Wi-Fi network. Note that there is no added allegation for this affection but the account are deducted from your approved articulation plan.
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