BlackBerry Bold 9780 price سعر مواصفات صور مميزات وعيوب موبايل بلاك بيري
BlackBerry Bold 9780 price سعر مواصفات صور مميزات وعيوب موبايل بلاك بيري
It’s no surprise that the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is the next logical evolutionary step, rather than a complete makeover that will propel it into the same league as the iPhone and Android. RIM has a loyal core of customers whose bond with the brand goes beyond the obvious business benefits. And devices like the Bold 9780 are certainly part of that bond.
From a geek’s perspective, a new generation of gadgets should emerge to a new generation of users. Radical, rebellious, with no sense of history and no respect for authorities. In the world of business, every new generation of gadgets has to make generations of users feel at home.
There’s no moral dilemma for BlackBerry in this. They know trying to introduce new features and UI tweaks with each new generation involves substantial risk for some of the changes to backfire. But they haven’t given up on the Torch and the Storm, have they? Though it’s obviously much easier to stick to a tested recipe and only add stuff that’s been proved to work.
- Enhanced email and data security via BlackBerry services
- 2.44″ 65K-color TFT landscape display with a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels
- Hardware four-row full QWERTY keyboard
- Quad-band GSM support and tri-band 3G with HSDPA
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- GPS receiver and BlackBerry maps preloaded
- 5 megapixel autofocus camera, LED flash
- 624 MHz CPU, 512 MB RAM
- BlackBerry OS v6
- Touch-sensitive trackpad navigation
- Hot-swappable microSD card slot (up to 16GB)
- DivX and XviD video support
- Decent web browser
- Office document editor
- 3.5 mm audio jack
- Smart dialing
- Compact body and solid build quality
- BlackBerry Internet Service account is a must to enjoy all phone features
- Outdated and unintuitive camera interface
- No FM radio
- No video-call camera
- No built-in accelerometer
The BlackBerry Bold 9780 upgrades the Bold 9700 by a 5 megapixel shooter and the new 6th version of the BlackBerry OS. It doesn’t sound much and when you consider that the 9700 was already updated to BlackBerrry OS 6 there is even less to choose between the two phones.
BlackBerry OS 6
Unlike the BlackBerry Bold 9780, the 9700 came to our office running the latest 6th version of the BlackBerry OS. We have only met the touch-implementation of this version so far, when reviewing the BlackBerry Torch 9800, so it will be interesting how it fares on a non-touch device.
Well the improvement here is less pronounced as the refreshed UI feels better suited for touch-operation, but BB OS 6 is still definitely a step in the right direction, the user-friendliness and UI looks have definitely been improved. But we still feel Symbian 3rd edition has the upper hand.
Phonebook got a facelift
The BlackBerry Bold 9780 phonebook got an overdue improvement in looks, which considering the already great functionality is all we could have wished for. Well actually it’s still not the nicest thing to look at, but at least it’s no longer the eye sore that it was previously.
Smart dial is the telephony highlight
The BlackBerry Bold 9780 in-call performance was as good as we’ve come to expect from the Canadians. No voice drops or reception issues were experienced.
What gives the Bold 9780 some extra points however is the Smart dial feature. Indeed that was our preferred way of locating contacts on the handset – you just press a few keys straight from the homescreen and a list of names that contain them appears on the screen. There’s no unpleasant delay or anything like that.
Messaging is all fine, but email needs BIS subscription
The BlackBerry Bold 9780 handles has all kinds of messages, though its nicely organized apps. You get SMS, MMS and email support out of the box and there are also a few IM apps preinstalled.
Music player stays the same
But for the mild UI refresh the BlackBerry Bold 9780 music player hardly brings any news. It’s still pretty conservatively styled, but most of the functionality has been there since BlackBerry OS 5.
Still there’s quick searching of tracks and automatic sorting by artist, album and genre. Creating custom playlists is also supported.
Uninspiring audio quality
The BlackBerry Bold 9780 didn’t manage to impress us during our traditional audio quality test. The handset does decently when used with an active external equalizer, but still falls notably short of the best we have seen. And things get even worse when a pair of headphones is plugged it.
With no resistance applied (i.e. the active external amplifier case) the Bold 9780 has decent signal-to-noise ratio, dynamic range and stereo crosstalk. The distortion levels are also kept well under control. However the frequency reponse is far from optimal with the extreme bass frequencies completely cut-off.
When headphones are connected, the Bold 9780 stereo crosstalk increases quite significantly, while the intermodulation distortion rises (though that still remains nothing to worry about). Frequency response worsens even further so you can see why we are not able to give the Bold 9780 full points in this test.
A solid video player
With so many better options out there, the Bold 9780 is hardly a device you will consider if watching videos is your priority. Still if you can live without a huge AMOLED screen or a battery that lasts for ages, you can do worse than this smartphone
Gallery does the job
A couple of cosmetic changes and a few new minor features is what sets the Bold 9780 gallery apart from the BlackBerry OS 5 version.
Images can be browsed in grid mode or viewed as a standard list. There’s searching by name here too, but we’re not the type that remembers the names of our cameta snaps, so we won’t count that as an extra.
A decent 5 megapixel camera
The BlackBerry Bold 9780 comes with a 5 megapixel camera with is the joint best achievement for a RIM smartphone. It probably packs the same sensor and LED flash as the Torch 9800, since the images those two produce are pretty similar.
Unfortunately the camera comes with the same old bad looking interface and relatively low number of customizable settings. What’s even worse is that the bar at the bottom covers a part of the frame, making proper framing a really hard task.
The camera key is also pretty uncomfortable, considering that you do most of your shooting with the Bold 9780 in portrait mode. It wouldn’t have mattered if the trackpad also supported autofocusing, but as thing stand now you have to pick one or the other.
If the trackpad worked in touch-to-focus, press-to-shoot mode, the Bold 9780 would have made for a more comfortable cameraphone. A workaround to this problem is setting the autofocus to continuous mode.
Geo-tagging, flash and scenes can be accessed straight from the viewfinder and those are just about the only options you get with the Bold 9780. The only other thing you can customize is image resolution, which is located in the advanced settings menu.
There are no settings for exposure compensation, white balance, ISO or anything like that. There is face detection, but that is a dedicated scene, rather than a separate setting.
The image quality of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is actually surprisingly nice considering the BlackBerry background of unimpressive snappers. It won’t blow your mind but there is a good amount of resolved detail and the noise levels are tolerable. Contrast is fine too. What put us off though was the dull colors and the fact that most test samples we shot had a strong tint – either greenish or reddish. We’ve actually picked the best samples of the crop to show you below so you just have to trust us on this color unreliability.
Photo quality comparison
We’ve also added the BlackBerry Bold 9780 to the database of our Photo Compare Tool. The Tool’s page has a quick how to guide and also what to look for.
Video recording taking baby steps forward
The Bold lineup is probably one of the worst performing in terms of video recording in the smartphone world. The Bold 9000 was a real disaster, while its 9700 successor didn’t do much better either.
Now the third attempt takes video recording up to VGA resolution, which is indeed some progress. However the rest of the world has been enjoying 720p videos for a while now, and some are even getting 1080p, so we are hardly impressed with the 9780.
The BlackBerry Bold 9780 is giving you a broad range of connectivity options, as you would expect from a modern day smartphone.
The quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support secures global roaming and the 3G with HSDPA gives you the extra speed. The Wi-Fi is also present with a nice and easily customizable Wi-Fi manager taking care of all the connections. Bluetooth with A2DP support rounds off the list of wireless connectivity options.
The BlackBerry Bold 9780 is also equipped with a standard microUSB port that is enabled for both data connections and charging. Once connected, you can sync your data with the mobile phone including your iTunes collection, save for the files that have DRM.
You can even use the handset as a tethered modem.
Finally, you have the option to use your microSD memory card slot for file transfers.
With LTE radios and HDMI ports starting to creep in on high-end smartphones we wouldn’t dare call the Bold 9780 connectivity package perfect, but it’s certainly good enough.
The trackpad scores a point for the browser
The web browser on the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is certainly one of the best we have seen among non-touch phones. Good software, quick-QWERTY input and precise trackpad navigation add up to a combo that is hard to match.
Excellent organizing skills
True to its business objectives, the Bold 9780 has superb time-management capabilities. Its organizer includes a decent set of applications and although some of them are hardly lookers, their usability cannot be called into question.
The calendar has monthly, weekly and daily view modes and allows easily customized events to be set up. We have to admit that some event presets would have been useful but sadly the device fails to provide them. Calendar entries can be forwarded and conference call information can be merged into the Calendar.
BlackBerry App World kicks in
The BlackBerry App World is the RIM application distribution solution. Quite well organized, it accepts payment by credit card or Paypal.
Managing your apps can be done through your computer or directly from the device itself. There are enough categories and a search box to make searching easier.
GPS navi double
As one would expect nowadays, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is equipped with a built-in GPS receiver and comes with A-GPS support. For navigation you get BlackBerry Maps preinstalled. Unfortunately it is yet another application that only works with a BlackBerry internet plan activated. This means that voice-guided navigation is out of the question for the ones that buy it SIM free and then use it with their regular plan.
BlackBerry Maps provide basic map functionality plus voice-guided navigation. You can enter an address straight from your phonebook and you can also save your favorite spots so you don’t have to type them every time.
BlackBerry Maps also allows you to send your location to anyone via email or SMS, and that rounds off a decent but certainly not spectacular application.
Also, addresses that are included in messages are automatically detected and can be displayed on the map at the expense of a few clicks. The map data has also been updated, including more cities than ever. We can still think of at least several apps with more detailed maps, but let’s not get too picky here.