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Blackberry BOLF 9780

alaTest has collected and analysed 1671 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and screen. The camera and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative comments about the features.

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

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Blackberry BOLF 9780

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 151 user reviews of Blackberry BOLF 9780 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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83% 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 OEM TRACKBALL IN WHITE WITH CHROME FRAME - FITS Bold 9000, Curve 8900, 8300, 8310, 8320, Pearl 8100, 8110, 8120 & 8800 - TECHGEARBlackBerry Bold 9780 Sim Free Smartphone - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Blackberry BOLF 9780

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 923 user reviews of Blackberry BOLF 9780 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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61% 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 9700 Bold Unlocked Quad-Band 3G Smartphone with 3.2 MP Camera, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth--International Version with Warranty (Black)BlackBerry 9780 Bold locked Smartphone with 5 MP Camera, Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi, and MicroSd Slot --T-Mobile Version with no Warranty (white)

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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.

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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

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 is a worthy upgrade to RIM's flagship range. The new operating system is a significant improvement, making the phone more relevant to the wider market than anything that's come before.

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 review

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 takes RIM's flagship QWERTY device - the Bold 9700 - gives it a fresh new operating system with BlackBerry 6 and spits out a practically identical handset. It isn't a new move from BlackBerry, we've seen them release multiple...

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

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 and email services are as excellent as ever, but some might see the Bold 9780 as less...

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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

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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.

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 review

 

With enhanced RAM and the BlackBerry 6 OS, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is an improvement on its predecessor, but it's certainly not going to recapture market share lost to iOS and Android handsets.

Fantastic Qwerty keyboard ; Solid build quality ; Universal search is powerful

BlackBerry 6 OS needs a touchscreen ; Feels outdated ; Video recording is poor

While there was nothing particularly wrong with the Bold 9700's design, to make its direct successor almost identical does strike us as a little lazy. The internal improvements made by RIM make the BlackBerry Bold 9780 a pretty enticing proposition,...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 Review

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 is a fairly minor update to the incredibly popular BlackBerry Bold 9700.

Using the BlackBerry Bold 9780 isn't a very different experience to using the Bold 9700, so 9700 owners should stick with their current handset and consider something new when it comes to upgrade o'clock.

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 + Bold 9780 comparison (photo gallery)

 

Ahead of our full review of the BlackBerry Bold 9900, here are some hands-on photos with comparison shots featuring the Bold 9780.

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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

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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...

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: 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

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

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

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:BlackBerry OS / RIM
Operating System Version:BB 7 AND BELOW
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

Messaging

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