BlackBerry Bold 9780 review

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

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The BlackBerry Bold 9780 isn't a video recording powerhouse, but it takes 640x480 (VGA) videos at 24fps in 3GP format.

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And, you know, the quality isn't bad. It takes a few seconds for the Autofocus to kick into gear, but once it does, the tray in the video has visible texture and you can even just about make out some of the dog toy's fur (no small accomplishment for VGA video).

There are one or two random jerky moments, but the dog's sudden flip is actually recorded quite smoothly. There also aren't as many compression artefacts as we've seen on competing phones.

You might also notice that the microphone does a very competent job of picking up sound.

Overall, we were fairly impressed with the video abilities of the Bold 9780, considering its spec sheet.

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
Marketing Information

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.