Blackberry Bold 9780

Blackberry Bold 9780

The 5 megapixal camera on the Blackberry Bold 9780 runs with the best. It has excellent image quality with great performance in low light situations

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Our Rating: 88%

Best Value for Money Plan

Price Plan The One Plan
83.0%
Texts 5000
Minutes 2000 anytime/any network
Internet 1GB
Handset Cost FREE
Monthly Cost £32
Contract 24 months

The One Plan

Currently, Three's most extensive price plan. The only One you are likely to need, this '3' price plan gives you 2,000 (yes 2,000!) anytime, any network minutes, 5,000 Texts, 1GB internet usage and 5,000 minutes of calls to other 3 mobiles each month.

Value for Money
The One Plan
 
Blackberry Bold 9790 BLACK No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 2000anytimeany network 1GB FREE £32a month
 

Ultimate Internet

The ideal Three priceplan if you want to use the internet on your smartphone as much as you like, without worrying about how many megabytes you’re using. With no data limits and built-in usage alerts for calls and texts, you can relax and enjoy using your phone.

Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 100
 
Blackberry Bold 9790 BLACK No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network Unlimited £129 £23a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 300
 
Blackberry Bold 9790 BLACK No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network Unlimited £99 £26a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 500
 
Blackberry Bold 9790 BLACK No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £28a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 1000
 
Blackberry Bold 9790 BLACK No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 1000anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £30a month
 

Essential Internet

If you're not a heavy data user, the Essential Internet tariffs from Three are for you. With a fixed data allowance, Three guarantee you can’t accidentally spend more than you planned. When you reach your data limit, Three will send you a text alert. If you want more data, you can add 250MB data for £2 or all-you-can-eat data for £5 - both last for 30 days. Or just wait till your allowance refreshes next month – Three will block data usage until then so you can’t accidentally run up any extra data charges.

Value for Money
Essential Internet 100
 
Blackberry Bold 9790 BLACK No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network 250MB £129 £20a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 300
 
Blackberry Bold 9790 BLACK No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network 250MB £99 £23a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 500
 
Blackberry Bold 9790 BLACK No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network 250MB FREE £25a month
 

Pay As You Go

Pay As You Go
 
Blackberry Bold 9790 BLACK No Contract
Details Cost  
Blackberry Bold 9790 BLACK | ThreePay £319.99
 

Our Blackberry Bold 9780 Review

The new Blackberry Bold 9780 is set to be a sure winner in the smart phone wars. The Blackberry Bold 9780, like the Blackberry Style has Blackberry OS, the latest operating system, a 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash, QWERTY keyboard, and several improvements.

The Bold 9780 is what is commonly known as a ‘candy bar’ phone. It is shaped like a candy bar. On the front it has the full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.5 inch HVGA screen, and an optical track pad and button panel. On the back the Blackberry Bold comes with a 5 megapixal camera and LED flash. The width of the phone is comparable to the iPhone3G. We found that the Blackberry Bold 9780 was shorter than standard mobile phones/smart phones making it easier to carry in your pocket.

Blackberry 6

The power behind the Blackberry Bold is Blackberry 6 – the powerhouse operating system. The Blackberry Bold is equipped with 624 MHz processor with 512 MB of RAM. This is by no means the fastest of the smartphones on the market today, however Blackberry has somehow made it seem quicker than most. There is no slow load or slow navigation times as in previous versions of Blackberry operating systems.

The Universal Search lets you look for anything on the Blackberry Bold. On the home screen you can input contact names or numbers and the smartphone automatically searches for a match. A clear cut, easy to navigate Connections Menu includes the Mobile Network, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Alarm.

In the past, connecting to Wi-Fi via a Blackberry was not always a pleasant experience. With the Blackberry Bold 9780 you will have a seamless connection. This makes it easy for social networking with Facebook and Twitter. The screen includes a status bar and displays Facebook, Twitter< MySpace, Messenger, and other networks. Social feeds and RSS are also available for the first time on a Blackberry.

Image and Video

The 5 megapixal camera on the Blackberry Bold 9780 runs with the best. It has excellent image quality with great performance in low light situations. It comes with an LED flash which is an exciting addition to smartphones. Different scene modes are included for shooting: close up, sports, night, landscape. The video quality is also great.

Battery Life

Blackberry is famous for its great battery life. This phone is follows the pattern. Tested against other similar smartphones, the Blackberry Bold 9780 retained 80 percent battery power after one day of use while others averaged between 30 and 60 percent.

Sound

We can’t forget the main reason you buy a cell phone – the sound quality for phone calls. The Blackberry Bold 9780 does not disappoint with crisp and clear sound. It has easy to adjust volume buttons . Unfortunately, the mute button is located across from the power and lock button making it easy to accidently hit this button.

What We Liked

This smartphone shines with great size and an excellent camera and LED flash. The call quality is excellent and the quick browsing and navigation time on the Wi-Fi are real winners. The phone is super durable and easy to use. The battery life is most likely one of the best you will find in smart phones today.

What We Disliked

The location of the mute button across from the power/lock switch causes several problems. It is easy to accidently mute the phone. In addition, it is easy to hit mute, not lock, and dial numbers from your pocket. As with other Blackberry’s, the keys are small but you will adapt with use.

Our Final Verdict

Should you purchase the Blackberry Bold 9780? If you are in the market for a smartphone that takes great photos, is easy to use, and offers excellent social networking abilities this phone is for you. Beyond social networking the Bold has many other uses. It is a great as a work phone to keep in touch with contacts and as a message center. It is a powerhouse and does not disappoint.

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General

Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 109 x 60 x 14 (mm)
Talk Time 750 mins
Standby Time 400 hours
Weight 122 g
Quad Band Yes

Photo and Video

Integrated Camera Yes
Camera 5.00 megapixels
Video Player Yes

Phone

Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Integrated Keyboard Yes
Smart Phone Yes
Internal Memory 256 MB
Memory Card Type MicroSD (max 32GB)

Messaging

Instant Messaging (IM) Yes

Screen

Colour Screen Yes

Connectivity

3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Email Yes
HSDPA Yes
WAP Yes
Web Browser Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes

Blackberry Bold 9780 Full Specification

General

Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 109 x 60 x 14 (mm)
Talk Time 750 mins
Standby Time 400 hours
Weight 122 g
Quad Band Yes

Photo and Video

Integrated Camera Yes
Camera 5.00 megapixels
Video Player Yes

Phone

Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Integrated Keyboard Yes
Smart Phone Yes
Internal Memory 256 MB
Memory Card Type MicroSD (max 32GB)

Messaging

Instant Messaging (IM) Yes

Screen

Colour Screen Yes

Connectivity

3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Email Yes
HSDPA Yes
WAP Yes
Web Browser Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
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