BlackBerry Bold 9780 goes official

Research In Motion (RIM) has gone official with the BlackBerry Bold 9780, the first Bold smartphone to be released with BlackBerry OS 6.

The Bold 9780 is a revamped version of the Bold 9700 and looks similar to its predecessor. However, it boasts a five-megapixel camera, 512MB of RAM and BlackBerry OS 6.

BlackBerry Bold 9780 /RIMThe latter means it will have integrated social networking and an app that brings all your social feeds together, universal search and a better mobile web browser and media player.

Like the Bold 9700, the Bold 9780 has an easy to use QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad. It also supports 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity and boasts GPS for location-based applications and geo-tagging.

Carlo Chiarello, Vice President, Product Management at RIM, said: “We are very excited to introduce the BlackBerry Bold 9780 featuring the new BlackBerry 6 operating system.

“This new model builds on the highly refined mobile experience that BlackBerry Bold users already know and love and delivers a wide range of enhancements including a rich new user interface, a fast and powerful WebKit-based browser, broadly improved communications and multimedia capabilities, an incredibly useful Universal Search feature and a high quality 5MP camera.”

It’s not known when the phone will be released in the UK but it’s reported it will be released by the end of November

And the price is also to be confirmed, although T-Mobile are selling it for US$129.99 (£82) with a two-year contract in America.

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