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Blackberry BOLF 9780

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1645 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and value for money. The camera and responsiveness are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the features.

usability, responsiveness, camera, value for money, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Blackberry BOLF 9780 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 - Best BlackBerry Yet


What do you say about a smartphone that's not radically different from a great predecessor, but comes with cosmetic changes, 256 MB of extra memory and a camera that can shoot larger pictures? As one smart aleck pointed out on Twitter and in far less...

Weighing in at 122 grams, this BlackBerry smartphone also has a much improved, finer leather finish on the back cover that blends in well with the rest of the device, as compared to the back cover on the Bold 9700, which to put it mildly was a bit of...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 review: Business as usual


It's no surprise that the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is the next logical evolutionary step, rather than a complete makeover that will propel it into the same league as the iPhone and Android. RIM has a loyal core of customers...

Enhanced email and data security via BlackBerry services ; 2.44" 65K-color TFT landscape display with a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels ; Hardware four-row full QWERTY keyboard ; Quad-band GSM support and tri-band 3G with HSDPA ; Wi-Fi connectivity ;...

BlackBerry Internet Service account is a must to enjoy all phone features ; Outdated and unintuitive camera interface ; No FM radio ; No video-call camera ; No built-in accelerometer

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 is a pretty solid RIM device. Just like the Bold 9700 before it, the 9780 gives you excellent build quality, smooth performance and the corporate grade email and data security. If this is the kind of phone you are looking for,...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 (white, T-Mobile)


The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 updates the popular Bold series with BlackBerry OS 6, bringing with it such improvements as a more-capable browser, enhanced multimedia capabilities, and a refreshed interface. It's a good device to be sure, but we'd be...

The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 ships with BlackBerry OS 6. The smartphone offers double the flash memory and a higher-megapixel camera than the Bold 9700. There's also support for Wi-Fi calling

Hardware isn't much different from the Bold 9700

The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 is a solid messaging smartphone and ships with the latest BlackBerry OS, but it's not necessarily worth the upgrade.


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BlackBerry Bold 9780 (T-Mobile)


The 9780 features Wi-Fi calling, and the implementation on T-Mobile's BlackBerries is higher quality, but less flexible than on Android phones. I've found calls made over Wi-Fi on BlackBerries to be clearer than calls on Android phones, and...

Solid voice quality. Sharp screen. Wi-Fi calling. Syncs locally with PCs

Few apps. Poor Exchange support for consumers

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 is a solid, portable messaging smartphone, but it's behind the times in a few key ways.

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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 Review


Following up after the impressive Bold 9700, which was released around this time last year, its successor in the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 surely has its work cut out for itself. Now that BlackBerry OS 6 is starting to become more prevalent amongst...

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Blackberry Bold 9780 is not a bold update


Reviewers agree that the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is a solid phone, but most also say that it's not worth the upgrade for users of the Bold 9700 (*Est. $110 with contract). Sascha Segan at says T-Mobile subscribers who want a no-nonsense...

Comes with BlackBerry OS 6, excellent battery life, better browser than older BlackBerrys, can make calls over Wi-Fi network

Design is almost identical to BlackBerry Bold 9700, oS 6 works better on touch-screen display, small screen, can't play high-definition videos

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BlackBerry Bold 9780


BlackBerry's Bold is still a great business smartphone but there's very little to differentiate it from its predecessor

If you own the previous version of the Bold pass this by. If not and you're in need of a business phone with push e-mail and solid web functionality, the 9780 is worth your money.

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BlackBerry Bold 9780


BlackBerry Bold 9780 (Onyx II) feature 2.44 inch TFT display on top and a physical QWERTY keyboard on portrait orientation below. The slight curves and 4 row lay-out, run on new BlackBerry OS 6, which is supposed to be geared towards multimedia...

5-megapixel camera

Average battery life

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Review: BlackBerry Bold 9780


RIM gave BlackBerry aficionados a treat when the BlackBerry 9800 Torch was released on our local shores a couple of months back. Heck, even our very own Reviews Editor Vic fell madly in love with the Torch. With a full touch screen interface and...

Ever dependable, ever reliable ; Best hardware QWERTY keys in the market ; Battery life

Outdated hardware ; Would be better if it had a touch screen

Also, the implementation of BlackBerry 6 feels somewhat … lacking. I’ve been using a BlackBerry Torch for months now and, I admit, it may have affected my judgment a bit, but I feel that BlackBerry 6 is an OS that is just more useful and optimized on a...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 - An Incremental Update


RIM's BlackBerry Bold series have enjoyed immense popularity over the years. To figure out if the same can be said for its newest BlackBerry Bold 9780, we brought it along for a test drive and report our findings within this review.

Preloaded with intuitive BlackBerry 6 OSNew 5-megapixel camera

Processor speed remains at 624MHzSensitive optical trackpad

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:QWERTZ/QWERTY Keyboard
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:BlackBerry OS / RIM
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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