BlackBerry Bold 9780 is BB 9700 on OS 6.0
When local reps of RIM sent out this release yesterday regarding the introduction of the BlackBerry Bold 9780, I immediately looked at the specs and see what’s been upgraded from the old BB 9700.
They’re identical even with the dimensions and the weight (up to the last gram). Basically, the Bold 9780 is just a minor update to the 1-year old Bold 9700.
BlackBerry Bold 9780
2.44″ display @ 480 x 360 pixels
256MB storage, 512MB RAM
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
5MP camera with LED flash
Li-Po 1500mAh battery
BlackBerry OS 6.0
Compared to the Bold 9700, the minor differences include the 5MP camera (from 3.2MP) and the pre-installed BB OS 6.0. However, the Bold 9700 will also support OS 6.0 once it becomes available so I don’t see difference once that arrives.
In hindsight though, this will push the retail price of the Bold 9700 lower so potential buyers will definitely get a better deal on the old model.