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T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9780 Refresh coming November 17th?

9780-release_t-mobile News of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 has been leaking out consistently for the last few months. Quite a few carriers are planning on rolling out this refresh of the original Bold 9700 leaving many users wondering when it will actually launch. Right now it seems like it will be the only way to officially get BlackBerry 6 in a classic BlackBerry candybar phone before 2011.

The team at TmoNews managed to snag a slide from T-Mobile showing that the BlackBerry Bold 9780 will be launching on November 17th. Once again it confirms the specs with BlackBerry 6, classic 624Mhz processor, etc… The main difference seems to be replacing the silver chrome of the original 9700 with a black style on the 9780.

My only real issue with the Bold 9780 refresh is that it disincentivizes carriers from releasing BlackBerry 6 for the original 9700. Once the 9700 gets BlackBerry 6 the only real reason for the 9780 is more RAM…

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  1. from what i read so far the difference from the 9700 is the all black bezel, double memory and 5.0mp camera and it will run OS6 off the back. there is no way i am paying $200 for an upgrade HELL NO.

  2. “Once the 9700 gets BlackBerry 6 the only real reason for the 9780 is more RAM…”

    Not necessarily.

    T-Mobile uses a different frequency for 3G.

  3. Yeah Drew but T-Mobile already has a 9700 with their 3G frequency…

  4. I dont think OS6 is gonna work on the 9700… hell my 9700 half works with OS5! Blackberries need a hardware over haul. I cant wait to ditch my 9700 for a white 9780.

  5. I want one but this is getting crazy all these “hardware overhauls”.
    And they have already said 6.0 should be released for the 9700 but they are going to squeeze us for some $ and make us get this 9780. While its a good update its essentially the same phone.

  6. Its an old phone if its stilll only got a 624Mhz CPU? I mean Androids have 1Ghz snapdragon chips and more apps available. Why don’t they pick up their game?

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