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Review: BlackBerry Bold 9780 - best BlackBerry yet

By: Ivor Soans


Last Updated: December 17, 2010, 11:13 IST

Review: BlackBerry Bold 9780 - best BlackBerry yet

The classy BlackBerry Bold 9780 smartphone has what it takes compared to other top-of-the-line competitors.

What do you say about a smartphone that's not radically different from a great predecessor, but comes with cosmetic changes, 256 MB of extra memory and a camera that can shoot larger pictures? As one smart aleck pointed out on Twitter and in far less than the 140 characters Twitter allows: "BlackBerry 9780=9700+OS 6+256 MB RAM+5 MP camera."

That would be one way of looking at it, and if you want the really short version, there you go - the BlackBerry Bold 9780 reviewed. But my take is that while on the surface things seem the same, you need to dig a bit deeper--I believe the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is the best BlackBerry out there and here's why, though I must warn you, it takes a bit more than 140 characters to tell the story.

Form Factor

Classic BlackBerry - I'm nuts about QWERTY smartphones and this is the best that RIM has produced in this form factor. A classy smartphone that seems guaranteed to generate envy both in the boardroom as well as at the nightclub.

While I had no issues with the looks of the Bold 9700, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is classier. And that's because the chrome rim has been blacked out. You may not like it if you're into shiny toys, but for someone like me who can't even wear a wedding band because I'm allergic to the yellow metal, this makes the BlackBerry Bold 9780 look divine.

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first published:December 17, 2010, 11:13 IST
last updated:December 17, 2010, 11:13 IST