We have been waiting patiently for RIM to make the BlackBerry Bold 9780 refresh official. There have been hundreds of leaks from videos to spec sheets and even carriers posting the device on their websites. Today RIM finally decided to make an honest device out of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 and saying that it “will be available from various carriers around the world beginning in November.”
The main differences between the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and 9780 is that the 9780 ships with BlackBerry 6 along with 512MB of RAM and a 5MP camera.
RIM actually put up a great comparison site at this link that highlights the differences of the Bold device family.
Other than that the highlights from RIM are:
- Premium design and finish
- Brilliant, high resolution color display (480 x 360 pixels, 2.44” diagonal measurement) with support for over 65,000 colors
- HSDPA support (3.6 Mbps)
- Built-in GPS and Wi-Fi with UMA support (802.11 b/g)
- 5 MP camera (JPEG Encoding, CMOS) with Auto focus, Image stabilization, Flash and 2X Digital Zoom.
- 512 MB Flash, microSDHC memory card slot (up to 32 GB)
- 624 MHz processor
- BlackBerry 6, the new operating system for BlackBerry smartphones which includes:
- Crisp, more immersive visuals, including new icons, graphics and animations
- New WebKit browser; it’s high-fidelity and very efficient, with tabbed browsing
- Graphical, context-sensitive pop-up menus
- Redesigned core apps, plus a new multimedia UI and new apps for downloading podcasts, watching YouTube videos, and integrating RSS and social networking feeds