Welcome to the Blackberry 9780 Bold review! The Bold range has been extremely popular for Blackberry since the original launched a few years ago as has Blackberry’s overall popularity. The Bold has often been dubbed as Blackberry’s premium smartphone in the range with phones like the Blackberry 8520 Curve and the Blackberry 9300 3G forming the mid to low range when considering budget. So let’s see what this one has to offer…
The 9780 Bold takes a similar look and feel of that of past models, measuring 109 x 60 x 14 mm and weighing 122g. The front has the same look and feel with a full QWERTY keypad, 480 x 360 pixels screen measuring 2.4 inches and the new style track pad. The track pad is much more user friendly and less prone to damage when compared to the old style track ball. On the back there is a nice leather style slot that will reveal the battery etc. Overall it just has a nice quality feel about it that we come to expect from Blackberry’s top smartphones.
The camera on the Blackberry 9780 Bold is good for a Blackberry it is a 5.0 megapixel with autofocus and LED flash. This is much better than the last Blackberry Bold which came with only a 3.2 megapixel camera. There is a music player and video recorder/player, so all in all for media it is pretty good. Where it falls down is on the memory front, with only 512mb of internal memory you will definitely need to buy an additional card should you wish to stock up!
The Blackberry 9780 has a whole host of features that make it a worthwhile purchase. Take for example the Blackberry instant messaging service where you can instant message other Blackberry users you know for free over a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. This is so quick and easy to use, it’s private and saves on you using up all of your text message allowance. In addition to this you can edit Microsoft office documents on the move which means you are still in the office when you need to be out of it!
Other than this the 9780 comes with a very easy and intuitive navigation system, a good internet browser and it looks great. Blackberry are taking a lot of the market at the moment, I would still say HTC are dominating smartphones but there is definitely a place for Blackberry if it is smart you need.
When people think Blackberry, a lot think of email as it was one of the first manufacturers to really push the facility, yet they are about so much more now. They are style conscious, they have a great suite of features be it work or play and they have lots of apps available for you to download. This new Bold has all of this wrapped up in a really nice casing so all in all it’s a 9/10 from me.