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Part brilliant messaging device and part cutting-edge smartphone, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is all brilliant. With its handy QWERTY keypad, it's brilliant for entering text fast and efficiently. And it's got a great five megapixel camera too.
BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) makes some of the best-rated smartphones on the market. And the stellar Bold 9780 could be a strong contender for its best yet. But as with all BlackBerrys, its standout, core selling point is just how great it is for emailing. We really don't think you'll find better.
Thanks to the Bold 9780's support for push email, whereby messages are sent directly to your phone, you'll be able to respond to important ones quicker than ever - no matter how far you stray from your office. Plus, there's an attachment viewer installed too, so you can work on important documents while you're on the go as well.
Also onboard is a great five megapixel camera with flash, autofocus, image stabilisation and 2x digital zoom to help you get the very best image possible. Plus, it's capable of video recording too to capture life's spontaneous moments on film.
Other features of the Bold 9780 include a WebKit internet browser, a choice of hundreds of fantastic apps from the App Word, a full range of connectivity options, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G, GPS support for satellite navigation functionality, 512MB of internal memory and the scope to boost this by up to 32GB by adding a microSD card.
Bold by name and by nature, this terrific handset marries practicality with good looks to devastating effect. That's in no small part because it runs the latest, greatest version of phone maker Research in Motion's BlackBerry operating system OS6.
This simple but deceptively sophisticated interface makes the Bold 9780 much easier to use than earlier handsets in the BlackBerry line. And it has brought advanced social networking functions to the range, with live updates smoothly integrated into a single area to make it easy to keep up to date with friends and family. You can also update your own profiles directly from your phone too.
And adding to the 9780's appeal is the presence of the BlackBerry Messenger app, which comes pre-installed when you buy the handset. This excellent, free to use app is rated as the best instant messaging tool around and packs in everything you'd normally expect from a desktop chat equivalent.