Blackberry is bringing its BlackBerry 6 operating system to the Bold line. Typing on the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is a joy, but, like a square peg hammered into a round hole, the OS can’t really shine on a device with no touchscreen. The Bold 9780 is available on unlocked from Amazon and can be shipped to over 200 countries around the world.
The blackberry bold 9780 is therefore the first ‘traditional’ RIM phone to get the BlackBerry 6 OS, but by sticking to convention, the company has missed out on the opportunity to keep up with its cell phone rivals.
From a physical standpoint, the 9780 is almost identical to its predecessor. There are subtle differences — including a slightly different faux-leather pattern on the back — but for all intents and purposes, this is last year’s fashion masquerading as today’s trend. Not that there’s anything especially wrong with that, of course. The 9700 was quite a looker, and this updated version retains the sleek lines, robust build quality and that gorgeous Qwerty keyboard.