Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
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A great smartphone to stay in touch with others
Blackberry Bold 9780
Member Name: kreutz
Blackberry Bold 9780
Advantages: Great for social networking, great battery life, nice camera
Disadvantages: The screen is too small for browsing
Hello, I'm a BB user for almost 5 years. I have been using the BlackBerry Bold 9780 (onyx 2) as my main smartphone for the past 6 months, replacing my old broken Blackberry Bold 9000. My blackberry color is black. I chose a Blackberry because I wanted to jump on the online business and have a phone which had easy tool to stay connected with my family, such as Blackberry Messenger. I think the most important thing for Blackberry is Blackberry Messenger.
First of all, I bought the smartphone because almost all of my family members own it. They use blackberry messenger as their instant messaging tool. Not like others social networking tools (such as Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Whatsapp Messenger), Blackberry Messenger (BBM) is very easy to use. We don't have to register, we just invite others with blackberry pin, we can input a personal message / update status like Facebook easily, we can create groups for our communities, even we can broadcast the message to any members in BBM's contact. All you have to do just in the Blackberry smartphone.
The phone is black and shiny. The exterior is very smooth, elegant, and good looking. The keyboard is a Qwerty style which makes it easy and simple to text. It has the Blackberry logo on the top front and back in silver. The phone dimensions is 109 x 60 x 14 mm and has 122g in weight.
The default OS for Blackberry 9780 is BlackBerry OS 6.0. I have already updated it into 126.96.36.1996. You can upgrade it very easy through BlackBerry Desktop Software. The CPU process is 624 MHz, I think it is quite fast for smartphone. The RAM has been doubled to 512MB from the 9700's 256MB. The Browser is using HTML code. This smartphone also has GPS using Blackberry Maps, so you will never lose your way. Blackberry 9780 comes out with 2 colors (black and white). The others important features are document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), media player (MP3/WMA/AAC+), Video player (DivX/WMV/XviD/3gp), organizer, voice memo/dial, predictive text input, and so many more.
Blackberry Bold 9780 has a great back camera, it has 5-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash. You can also use HD video recording with the camera. The quality of the pictures taken from it is very awesome, like shooting from the real camera. The others Blackberry I knew only have around 2-megapixel camera.
Using the GeoTagging option, the phone already knows where you are when you take the picture and will tag your location onto it.
Texting is just very simple and the messages come through in a chain, so you can reread the entire conversation with scroll it from bottom to top. When you have a text or any notifications from others, a red light flashes will appear at the right top of the phone.
There are Facebook, Twitter, WLM, YM, and others logo that link you straight to the pages. So, you can always keep in touch with others and you will never be lonely.
The sound quality is very good. When on the phone, you can hear people talk clearly, they also hear well.
I'm very glad because I can use my Blackberry Bold 9780 in a full day. The battery life is very great. You won't need to carry around a spare with you.
The smartphone costs about £227 to buy. There may be better deals around but I wanted the smartphone as soon as possible so I didn't really shop around.
I am very glad with my blackberry 9780 smartphone. I enjoy how it allows me to get in touch with my family and friends. It is also help me to organize my schedules and works. Overall the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is a fantastic smartphone.
Thank you for reading.
Summary: It is a fantastic smartphone, works well for a long time