BlackBerry Bold 9780 review

Will the addition of BlackBerry 6 operating system breathe new life into RIM's flagship phone?

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BlackBerry bold 9780

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 features a five-megapixel camera, which is a handy improvement over the 3.2-megapixel snapper in the Bold 9700.

There's an LED flash, geotagging, and you can quickly access the mode options (including Face Detection, Sports, Text and Party, among others).

The Autofocus mode can be set to Continuous or Single Shot, and there's a 3x digital zoom.

There's no metering or white balance options, or any effects – but the camera functionality has definitely been improved from previous versions.

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WASHED OUT: On a rainy November day, the Bold 9780 actually manages to pick up plenty of light, but not much in the way of fine detail – the tree in particular is ill-defined

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COLOUR: The colour reproduction here is really very good, and there's enough detail to pick out individual petals in many of the flowers. Note, however, the crushed white on the white flowers to the right – all detail has disappeared

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CLOSE UP: Indoors, but with strong natural lighting, this picture is actually very good. The main subject is crisp and detailed, and you can see every crease on the Baby Ruth bars' packaging

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory512 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SAR Value1.15 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Product FamilyBold
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemBlackBerry
Brand NameBlackBerry
Battery Talk Time6 Hour
Product Model9780
Screen Size6.2 cm (2.4")
Weight (Approximate)122 g
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionBlackBerry OS 6.0
Messaging TypeEmail, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height109 mm
Width60 mm
Depth14 mm
Battery Standby Time528 Hour
Product NameBold 9780 Smartphone
Processor Speed624 MHz
Product LineBold
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part NumberPRD-33291-020
Manufacturer Website Address
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Business email integration

BlackBerry Bold smartphones integrate up to 10 email accounts into one easy-to-access place, along with your calendar, contacts and other important data - so you can conduct business almost anywhere.

Productivity and multitasking

Open apps are always connected on your BlackBerry Bold smartphone, so you can easily switch back and forth. And with BlackBerry 6 on the BlackBerry Bold 9780, there's a new application switcher that makes jumping between apps even faster.