The Blackberry Bold range has proven to be very popular, with the styling and features becoming something of an icon. One of the more popular handsets in the range has been the Blackberry Bold 9780. In this article I will look at some of its key features, and see if these explain the handset’s popularity.
The handset is relatively slim at 14mm, but the rest of the dimensions could be described as chunky. This is usually a plus for users of handsets such as this, as it seems that the attitude of “the smaller the better” is long gone. It is nicely proportioned and has very sturdy build quality. The dimensions couldn’t really be avoided anyway as the front of the screen is dominated by a full QWERTY keyboard along with the 2.44 inch TFT screen. The keyboard is likely to be ideal for those who send a lot of text messages or emails, as it allows for efficient text entry.
A 5 megapixel camera is on hand, meaning the Blackberry Bold 9780 is an accomplished camera phone. Operating at 2592x 1944 pixels, it provides very good quality still images and comes with an autofocus feature and a handy LED flash. As an alternative to taking still images, the handset can also shoot video footage.
Browsing the internet is an important part of smartphone use for most people, and the Blackberry Bold 9780 is equipped to handle this task with ease. When 3G coverage is available, an HSDPA connection allows users to browse the web with a relatively fast connection; however Wi-Fi connectivity means that users can enjoy a faster connection. Another bonus of Wi-Fi is that it is free of charge, so if you are on a limited data plan, you can use the Blackberry Bold 9780 to browse the web without worrying about reaching your data limits.
In order to store your data (music, videos, photos and downloaded apps etc) the handset comes with a 2GB microSD card already installed, however this can be replaced with a higher capacity card (up to 32 GB) should users require further storage.
The operating system of choice is Blackberry 6.0 OS, which is very easy to use, but has many powerful features, aimed at making everyday use efficient and enjoyable. In conjunction with a very capable 624 MHz processor, a great user experience is achieved.
This article has only highlighted a few of the key features of the Blackberry Bold 9780, but as you can see it is a very versatile handset. the fact that it is so versatile means that is has appeal to many different types of user, no doubt contributing massively to its popularity.