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.
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...
BlackBerry Bold 9780 review: RIM's latest BlackBerry Bold may look the same as its predecessor, but more memory and the new BlackBerry 6 OS are welcome additions
Good Gear Guide.au
21 June 2011
Summary: For current BlackBerry users who aren't interested in a touchscreen device, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 comes highly recommended: it possesses a great keyboard, best-in-class e-mail capabilities and a refreshing new interface.
Pros: BlackBerry 6 OS, More RAM than predecessor, Best-in-class keyboard and e-mail
Cons: Browser much improved but still inferior to iPhone/Android, BlackBerry 6 OS better suited to touchscreen navigation, Less apps than competitors
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.