RIM announces BlackBerry Bold 9780

RIM Blackberry 9780 BoldResearch In Motion today announced the BlackBerry Bold 9780, the successor to the Bold 9700. The main changes over its predecessor are a number hardware upgrades and BlackBerry 6.

“We are very excited to introduce the BlackBerry Bold 9780 featuring the new BlackBerry 6 operating system,” said Carlo Chiarello, Vice President, Product Management at Research In Motion. “This new model builds on the highly refined mobile experience that BlackBerry Bold users already know and love and delivers a wide range of enhancements including a rich new user interface, a fast and powerful WebKit-based browser, broadly improved communications and multimedia capabilities, an incredibly useful Universal Search feature and a high quality 5MP camera.”

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 specifications:

  • Operating system: BlackBerry 6
  • Connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band HSDPA/UMTS
  • Other connectivity: GPS, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1
  • Input: QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad
  • Display: 2.44-inch 480 x 360
  • Memory: 512MB Flash memory
  • Storage: microSD cards up to 32GB (2G card included)
  • Camera: 5MP with auto-focus, flash and video recording
  • Battery: 1500mAh
  • Connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack,
  • Dimensions: 109 x 60 x 14 millimeters (4.29 x 2.36 x 0.56 inches) / 122 grams (4.3 ounces)

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 will be available from various carriers around the world starting in November. In Canada, Rogers has confirmed it will carry it (Thanks, Miranda!). In the US, it will be carried by T-Mobile starting on November 17th.

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