Summary: Amidst the two important milestones known as the BlackBerry PlayBook and Torch for Research in Motion (RIM), it's easy to forget the device that gave the company the breakthrough into the mainstream market – the BlackBerry Bold 9000 . Back in 2008, we had nothing but praises for the first Bold. For RIM, it was the definitive device that won the hearts of consumers, making it one of the few and well-chosen devices for the year.
Pros: Preloaded with intuitive BlackBerry 6 OS, New 5-megapixel camera
Cons: Processor speed remains at 624MHz, Sensitive optical trackpad
Conclusion: When it's priced at $129.99 with a contract, you really can't go wrong with the BlackBerry Bold 9780 – even when it closely resembles its predecessor. Simply, it goes to show that this is RIM's bread and butter seeing that it excels in a wide variety of areas as it plays to the strengths of business-centric individuals.
Summary: The BlackBerry Bold 9780 looks identical to its Bold 9700 predecessor, but features more memory and the new BlackBerry 6 OS. A refreshed home screen, various software enhancements and a better web browser are improvements.
Excerpt: BlackBerry is a name to reckon with in the dynamic smart phone market, and with smart messaging and the ingenious push email service at the handsets kernel, BlackBerry smart phones remain amongst the top notch mobile email devices across the globe. BlackBerry Torch, BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Bold are a few of the nifty line-ups treated to a thumping success by smart phone aficionados.