RIM Launches BlackBerry Bold 9780 Smartphone With BlackBerry 6 OS; Supports 3G Networks and Wi-Fi

Written By Sam on 30 October 2010
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The BlackBerry Bold 9780 has arrived. It’s RIM’s newest addition to the BlackBerry Bold series of smartphones, and also the first in the series to come with the new BlackBerry 6 operating system. The BlackBerry 6 operating system retains the familiar features of the BlackBerry brand while integrating a new and rich WebKit-based browser that renders HTML web pages quickly for an improved browsing experience. It will initially be available via T-Mobile in the US.

The phone supports 3G networks around the world, includes Wi-Fi with support for carrier supported Wi-Fi calling (UMA where available) and GPS for location-based applications and geo-tagging. Other features include:

  • A 5 MP camera with auto focus, scene modes, image stabilization, flash and video recording
  • 512 MB Flash memory and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB of additional storage
  • BlackBerry 6 operating system. The WebKit-based browser offers fluid navigation using the handset’s optical trackpad, includes tabs for accessing multiple sites simultaneously and also provides a zoom feature that can auto-wrap text. Additional features of the BlackBerry 6 OS include:
    • Intuitive features to simplify the management of social networking and RSS feeds (Social Feeds)
    • Integrated access to BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and various instant messaging applications
    • A dedicated YouTube app
    • Redesigned Music and Pictures applications and a new universal search feature to search the internet or to discover applications on BlackBerry App World.

The smartphone will be available from various carriers around the world beginning in November.

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