Summary: While this is a new phone, the focus is largely on the software side. The Blackberry Bold 9780 carries forward the performance standard set by the Bold 9700. A better camera, better interface, better battery life, and more memory - the Bold 9780 is just about better in every way, at roughly the same price. Definitely a must have for Blackberry users looking for a new handset, and anyone wanting a feature-rich QWERTY phone.
Pros: Blackberry OS6 interface is a lot more fun to use, Excellent battery life, A decent camera adds more value, Comfortable QWERTY keypad, Display works well even in bright sunlight
Cons: Existing Blackberry Bold 9700 users may not be enticed to upgrade, APP World still falls short in app variety when compared to Apple and Android platforms, Blackberry data tariff plans are an additional monthly expense
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.
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
23 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. However, it offers little incentive for others to switch to the BlackBerry platform.
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
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.