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
4 May 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
Excerpt: The BlackBerry Bold 9780 smartphone has an almost identical design to its BlackBerry Bold 9700 predecessor. A glossy black bezel surrounds the edges (rather than a chrome one) and the keyboard curves slightly upwards at the ends. The BlackBerry Bold 9780 is a very comfortable size to hold and feels well built; the battery cover is study and doesn't rattle or wiggle when pressed.