Research in Motion(RIM) finally made the official announcement of its latest Blackberry Bold 9780 on Thursday. Research in Motion’s newest smartphone will be available on a number of carriers this November 2010. The Bold 9780 is similar to the Blackberry Bold 9700 but it runs on RIM’s latest BlackBerry OS 6.
The BlackBerry 9780 is an incremental upgrade on the 9700, and increasing the RAM from 256 MB to 512 MB. It also comes with OS 6, which makes the BlackBerry experience a little more swooshy, and tacks on universal search and an upgraded WebKit browser. Of course, 9700 owners shouldn’t feel too left out since they’re getting a software upgrade sooner or later. Otherwise, the 9780 is pretty much just like the 9700: 2.4 HVGA display, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G, 624 MHz processor, and even has the same chassis. The device also features a 5-megapixel camera with flash, 2x, digital zoom, auto focus, image stabilization and video recording capability.
On the new BlackBerry 6 platform, RIM said there are integrated feeds to social-networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace, as well as BlackBerry Messenger. A separate YouTube app and redesigned music and picture applications are also included.
“The new model builds on the highly refined experience that BlackBerry Bold users already know and love and delivers a wide range of enhancements including a rich news 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 5 megapixel camera,” Carlo Chiarello, vice president of product management at RIM, said in a statement.
With regard to its date of throwing, the company informed that the new device will come from progressive form to the different markets from November. T-Mobile offers the new smartphone beginning November 17 for $129.99 with a 2-year service agreement.