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

Written By Sam on 30 October 2010

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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