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BlackBerry Bold 9780 T-Mobile

Announced
Oct 27, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
Nov 17, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

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Cons

  • No front-facing camera

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Description

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 for T-Mobile offers many of the same specs seen on the 9700 such as the 2.44 inch screen with resolution of 480x360 pixels, and a 624MHz processor. The changes include an upgrade to a 5MP camera and a doubling of RAM to 512MB, the new BlackBerry 6 OS and the companion WebKit browser, both delivering major multimedia improvements to Bold owners ready to move up to the new model.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry (6.0.x)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (109 x 60 x 14 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.30 oz (122 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 360 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 246 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Continuous autofocus

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • 624 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 6.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (732 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 22.0 days (528 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 6.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 17.0 days (408 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • BlackBerry Browser

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Other:
    • UMA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 27 Oct 2010

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 130

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