RIM Launches BlackBerry Bold 9780 Smartphone

Research in Motion has launched a new smartphone in its BlackBerry Bold line, the BlackBerry Bold 9780.
BlackBerry Bold 9780

The smartphone has the following features/specifications:

624 MHz Processor
512 MB RAM
2.44 inches TFT screen @ 480 x 360 pixels w/ 65 536 colors
2GB microSD supports up to 32GB
Bluetooth v2.1
Wi-Fi: 802.11b, 802.11g
MicroUSB, USB 2.0
Tri-band 3G HSDPA networks: 2100MHz/1900MHz/850MHz
Tri-band UMTS networks: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz and 2100/1700/900 MHz
Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Standby time: GSM-up to 22 days/528 hours, UMTS-up to 17 days/408 hours
Talk time: GSM-up to 6 hours, UMTS-up to 6 hours
Music playback time: up to 36 hours
3.5mm audio jack
Full QWERT keypad w/ Trackball
Video format support: MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.263, WMV
Audio format support: MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA
5 MP camera (BlackBerry Bold 9780)
2X digital zoom
Video recording
Email support w/ Integrated Instant Messaging
Web-kit based browser
BlackBerry 6 OS

RIM is also hyped about the new BlackBerry 6 OS which sports a WebKit-based browser that allows for a more beautiful rendering of web pages and fluid navigation using the trackpad enabling tabbed and multi-site browsing.

RIM said that the 9780 will be available this November with T-Mobile offering it for $129.99 for a two-year contract. No word yet on when it would be available here in the Asia-Pacific region as neither for the price.

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