Bell to Launch BlackBerry 9780 on November 2nd


Bell is gearing up to  launch the BlackBerry 9780 with BBOS 6 on November 2nd just in time for the holidays. The is set at $499.95 official pricing is not yet available. You will be able to pick up your BlackBerry Bold 9780 in two colors black and white. We are told the Device will start shipping to retailers on the week of October 25th. Vendor materials will be coming the following week. 


  BlackBerry Bold 9700 BlackBerry Bold 9780
Operating system · OS 5.0 (upgradable in the future to BlackBerry 6) · BlackBerry 6 OS
Memory · 256MB on board memory · 2GB microSD card included in box · 512MB on board memory · 2GB microSD card included in box

· (Expandable up to 32GB MicroSD)

Camera · 3.2 MP with flash · 5 MP with flash, scene modes
Form factor · Silver ring around device · Black ring around device for black · Silver ring around device for white
Available colour · Black · Black and White

Specifications for the 9780

Specifications Description
Operating System BlackBerry 6
Network Tri-band: 850/1900/2100MHz UMTS Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900MHz GSM
Memory 512MB + 2GB microSD out of box, expandable up to 32GB
Camera 5MP with flash, 2x digital zoom
Display 2.44” HVGA 480×360
Form Factor Bar with full QWERTY keypad
Bluetooth 2.1
Wi-Fi b/g
Dimensions 109x60x14mm
Weight 122 grams with battery
Supported File Format Audio: 3gp, MP3, WMA9 (.wma/.asf), WMA9 Pro / WMA 10, MIDI, AMR-NB, Professional AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Video: DivX 4, DivX 5/6 partially supported, XviD partially supported, H.263, H.264, WMV3, MPEG4, Sorenson Spark & On2 VP6(Flash support)
Image: bmp, jpg, gif, png, tif, wbmp
Battery 1500mAh Talk Time: up to 6 hrs/ Standby Time: up to 17 days/

MP3 Playback: up to 36 hours

Desktop Manager BlackBerry® Desktop Software v6.0 available for download from or through the AutoUpdate feature of BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.7 and beyond. It is recommended for users to download the new desktop manager.

In box:

  • BlackBerry® Bold™ 9780 (black or white)
  • Micro USB cable (black or white)
  • Charger (black or white)
  • Stereo headset (3.5mm) (black or white)
  • Battery
  • Synthetic holster (black or white)
  • 2GB microSD card
  • Start Here guide
  • BlackBerry® User Tools CD
  • Safety Information booklet
  • SIM card

Available Bell services:

  • TV & Radio
  • Remote PVR (coming soon)
  • GPS Nav
  • Pocket Express
  • Tunes and Apps
  • Self Serve
  • Zoompass