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BlackBerry Bold 9780

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1888 reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9780. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and design. The portability and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the apps and reliability. Comments about the sound and screen are mixed.

usability, performance, portability, design, camera

battery, size, reliability, apps

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

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9780

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9780 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reception and camera. The design and performance also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the screen. Many are negative about the reliability and portability.

usability, performance, design, camera, reception

portability, reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Bold 9780 Sim Free Smartphone - WhiteBlackBerry Bold 9780 Sim Free Smartphone - White

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9780

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 836 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9780 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the size. There are some mixed views about the GPS navigation.

portability, performance, usability, price, durability

size

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Bold 9780 Unlocked Cell Phone with Full QWERTY Keyboard, 5 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, Music/Video Playback, Bluetooth v2.1, and GPS (Black)BlackBerry Bold 9780 Unlocked Cell Phone with Full QWERTY Keyboard, 5 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, Music/Video Playback, Bluetooth v2.1, and GPS (Black)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9780

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9780 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the portability.

portability

40% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Bold 9780 Unlocked Phone with Full Qwerty Keyboard, 5MP Camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and GPS-International Version-No Warranty (Black) (DisBlackBerry Bold 9780 Unlocked Phone with Full Qwerty Keyboard, 5MP Camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and GPS-International Version-No Warranty (Black) (Dis

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (t3.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9780 review

 

The Blackberry 9780 is the first Bold handset to use Blackberry 6. The latest update to RIM's operating system is move away from the rigid and static OS of old, towards something more fluid in a market where Apple iOS and Android 2.2 are winning fans.

Excellent keyboard ; Better browser ; More customisation

Not a fantastic leap forward ; Low-res screen

With its full QWERTY keyboard and strong email support, the Bold 9780 is very much a phone for messaging - for sending texts and emails. To his end it’s still probably the best handsets on the market.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9780 in white hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Chances are there's probably a lot of white in your life at the moment, you just have to look out of the window to see all that snow, but what if you want

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Matthew Bolton (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9780 review

 

Will the addition of BlackBerry 6 operating system breathe new life into RIM's flagship phone?

Powerful messaging ; Improved media section ; Excellent new Home screen ; Great new web browser ; Better social networking functions

OS would be best on touchscreen ; Keyboard was a little small for us ; Signal strength wasn't too good ; Some interface areas still a bit plain

With the arrival of the BlackBerry Bold 9780, fans of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 will no doubt be jumping at the chance to see how good RIM's latest flagship phone is.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9780 - Pocket-lint

 

If messaging is what you do, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is a better device than the 9700 thanks to the RAM boost and general tweaking the BB 6 brings. The

Keyboard, email service, camera is improved, screen good despite size, battery life

Poor video offering, some of BB 6 seems better suited to touch control, app offering isn't all BB 6 compatible

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 is an improvement over the 9700, which was an excellent device in itself. The inclusion of more RAM and a new operating system brings a device that runs faster and smoother than previously, but feels as though it is already...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9780

 

Another solid messaging oriented smartphone from the masters. Is that enough in this day and age, though?

Great qwerty keyboard, Sharp, colourful screen, Excellent call quality and battery life, Class leading messaging interface, Web browser much improved

Small screen, Feels like it needs a touchscreen, Keyboard still favours small fingers, App store is limited

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: PC Advisor (pcadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Bold 9780 review

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 looks identical to its Bold 9700 predecessor, but features more memory and the new BlackBerry 6 OS. A refreshed home screen, various software enhancements and a better web browser are improvements.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (recombu.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9780 Review

 

Ahh, the BlackBerry Bold 9700. It ranks highly among this reviewer's favourite ever mobile phones. There's something wonderful about the handset's Qwerty keyboard and the satisfying design. So when the…

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9780 review -

 

As with all of RIM?s devices, the emailing credentials are top notch with push email and multiple account setup

While an improvement on previous operating systems, BlackBerry OS 6.0 just didn?t fit as well on a non-touch-screen device

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (mobile-review.com)

Blackberry 9780

 

Blackberry 9780 is a continuation of a popular 9700 model. Moreover, it is one of the most successful QWERTY smartphones on the market. It was logical to take the same body, upgrade the hardware and come up with a new model. You can read the review of...

To make a long story short the main difference of OS6 from its predecessor lies in customizable desktops (you cannot change them much though), alerts line and the redesigned screen on standby. Changes are not numerous, but the user experience is...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Сергей Кузьмин Артем Лутфуллин (mobile-review.com)

Обзор смартфона Blackberry 9780

 

Обзор смартфона Blackberry 9780

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:36 / 38
Standby time (2G):504 / 528
Standby time (3G):408
Talk time (2G):6
Talk time (3G):6

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Digital Zoom:2
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: No
Video recording: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Charcoal / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:6.2
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:480 x 360
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Touchscreen: No

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Navigation key: Yes

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, MIDI, MP3 / Yes
FM radio: No
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF
Video formats supported:H.263, MPEG4, WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 800,850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, DUN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: No

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB port: Yes

Processor

Processor frequency:0.624
Processor Model:U8420

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Included memory card size:2
Internal Memory:512
Internal storage capacity:0.5
Maximum memory card size:32

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.4
Height :10.9
Weight:112 / 122
Width:6