RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 Review


The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 comes with the latest BlackBerry OS and is a genuine messaging smartphone.


This phone is shipped with the BlackBerry OS 6, updating the bold series of the BlackBerry and bringing improved browsers, boosted multimedia capabilities and a reinvigorated interface. One disappointment learnt from this set is that it has a lack of upgraded hardware. The cost of the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 is $129.99 with a two year contract, after a mail-in refund of $50 and it is available in black and white colors.


The design of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is pretty much similar to Bold 9700 with height of 4.29 inches, width of 2.36 inches, thickness of 0.56 inches and a weight of 4.3 ounces. It is a perfect apt of a phone and a messaging device, and has lax touch finish around its sides and a surfaced battery cover.

The display of the phone is shrill and vibrant and the measure of the screen is 2.44 inches obliquely and has a resolution of a half- VGA of 480×320 pixels. Although it was easy to read emails and view media but reading the web pages required a bit of zooming as the small screen made the text appear small.

The Talk, End, Back and Menu keys are positioned below the display traditionally and a volume rocker, a user defined convenience keys are placed on the right side whereas the Micro USB port, a customizable shortcut and a 3.5 mm headphone jack are placed on the left side of the phone. On the top of the set are the lock and mute buttons, the flash and the camera on the back and the Micro SD extension slot behind the battery access. The keyboard is similar to that of Bold 9700, with rectangular keys of a good size, a slight crest which prevents and mis-pressing of keys. An Ac adapter, a strap holster, a USB cable, a wired stereo headset and a 2 GB micro SD card along with reference material come in the package from T-Mobile.

Features and Performance

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 is shipped with BlackBerry OS 6 which not only gives us an improved operating system but also an enhanced user interface, an ameliorated Web browser, improved multimedia capability and extensive universal search. Talking about the phone capabilities, the Bold 9780 comes with a speakerphone, smart dialing, speed dial, multimedia messaging, text messaging, quad-band world roaming, voice activated dialing, conference calling, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 and 3G support.

This smartphone has the capability of synchronizing with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), IBM Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange or Novell Group Wise to convey business e-mail in existent time. Another thing that makes BlackBerry so popular is its boosted security feature including remote wipe, device and SD card and transport encryption.

Other than that, RIM offers BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express for small businesses and sole proprietors, to enable them of a free service with the provision of business e-mail access along with other advanced BlackBerry features. Other instant features for communication include AIM, Google Talk, Yahoo and the famous BlackBerry Messenger.

Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are also present in this device for socially interactive people along with an RSS feed aggregator that allows you to view and manage stories from your subscribed RSS feeds. The BlackBerry offers a good call quality with the sound being a little hollow, good playing of clips, a little prolonged playing of videos, a 1,500 mAh lithium ion battery with a talk time of 6 hours and up to 17 days of stand-in time.

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