BlackBerry Bold 9780 - user opinions and reviews

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-02-23 14:08 from KIfn - click to readbuy 9780! its worth it!

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  • 2011-03-04 11:12
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the BB9780 is an awesome fone. The specs and quality of the pics are amazing. The speed of data transfer is phenomenal...

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  • 2011-03-03 20:47
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who is the best black berry bold 9780 or bb 9700

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  • 2011-03-02 20:22
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> In reply to Ilse @ 2011-02-26 11:29 from n%nF - click to readThank you for replying.

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  • 2011-03-01 19:06
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Almost all the problems with the 9780 have to do with the chronic instability of OS 6, and the erratic functioning of the BB App World (for avid users of third party apps). RIM has yet to use a single software update to version 6.0 six months after its release on BB Torch. And there is no sign of it coming in the near future.

Those who are content using the phone's very basic native apps should have no problems. But the moment you step into the App World, you do so at your own risk.

I've spent a packet buying some of the best business apps in various categories. The installation process is a minefield. The much dreaded 'Uncaught exceptions' errors are frequent. Not only do purchased apps regularly vanish from the list of aps, the phone reboots on its own (the LED lights up, the screen goes white), and keeps rebooting, compelling a battery pull since the start up process cannot be completed. Nothing less than a total data wipe with the help of 'Java loader' and a clean reinstall of the OS restores normalcy.

That the problem is the weak and brittle OS was confirmed when i replaced my month-old 9780 with a brand new one. I'd barely loaded 30-40 of the 60 odd apps from the BB World when the screen went white as an app was about to complete the installation process. Sure enough the phone went on a self reboot, and kept rebooting till the battery was removed, and the OS reinstalled.

Support personnel warn that installation of third party apps can cause problems. If such is the case, RIM should openly tell customers that the risk is entirely theirs. But then the company has no business running its own App World, and earning money by expecting customers to buy its products, many of which are worth the expense, and better than any RIM offering.

For a company which often touts the stability of its platform, especially to corporates, it is surprising how RIM can release a premium phone without thoroughly checking the robustness of its OS. Lack of attention to minor details is why it's losing market share to the the Apple iPhone, both in US and elsewhere. I have used Nokia's E-series phones for 4-5 years, some of whom had issues. Installation of third party software was never among them.

Heed the warning RIM! Shape up or ship out! Take lessons from Nokia's decline and eroding market share. If you want to compete with Apple and Google, emulate their standards of excellence. Your platform has some admirable qualities for hardcore business users. Don't lose out on your core following.

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  • 2011-02-28 16:39
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I'll be a specific as possible:

SCREEN is quite briliant and has a good enough resolution.

SMS i use the smsCrunch app and it looks really good, as though I am using an Iphone sms app on a blackberry.

SPEED OF INTERNET:
W/ Wifi it's actualyl fantastic! And the browser is a a breeze!

Witout Wifi, that depends on your carrier but with the specs, internet with or without wifi should be GOOD or near GREAT.

BATTERY LIFE is brilliant! I am a heavy user esp with twitter, bbm, texting and facebook and my batt does last two days!

KEYBOARD is soft, yet concise so no worries with typing there. It's real smooth with the typing.

PROCESSING SPPED is brilliant! The OS6 is quite good and the phone itself handles it more than good enough as compared to the 9700 running the OS 6. If you want it to be faster, i suggest buying the RAM Booster from Blackberry Appworld, and this phone is a sure runner!

Camera is good on bright situations. On lowlights, it's ok and gets better with the flash. not exactly high end but does take a decent photo.

My verdict: GREAT PHONE! does what it claims to be!
The only thing i'd probably change about it is to maybe increase it's processing speed. While the speed of this phone is GOOD already, i wish they pushed it further.

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  • 2011-02-28 13:43
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> In reply to Ronald @ 2011-02-24 11:19 from frV2 - click to readI have just ordered thru vodacom on an upgrade. will be avail in march according to them
when in march is not yet confirmed.

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  • 2011-02-28 11:29
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-02-24 02:12 from 3J1L - click to readno man u r nt rite previously i ws usng e71 its battery lasts upto 1 or 1 nd a half day wid ok type usage nd same wid bold 9780 wich im usng rite nw bt e 71 hangs a lot nd freezes its os is quite outdated nd e72 hv beter processor bt its even worse hangs mch mre den e71 as my bro ws usng dat device so i suggest go fr blackberry ne time u gona luv it as on e71 usng mail services is a headache or u can go fr ne gud android device

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  • 2011-02-28 08:42
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> In reply to Cyruz @ 2011-02-17 09:21 from Hxec - click to readfor some batts, you might need to drain the batt then recharge for at least 8 hours for it to reach it's full functionality the 1st time.

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  • 2011-02-27 11:55
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> In reply to Red-tailed hawk @ 2011-02-25 12:46 from Pdda - click to readNFC is a system with which you can pay with your mobile phone, for example at a supermarket counter.

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  • 2011-02-26 11:29
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Hi guys,
Could u please tell me what NFC is? Ur answer would be very appreciated. Thank you!!

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  • 2011-02-25 12:46
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I am patiently waiting for this phone to be released in South-Africa I wish Blackberry and Vodacom Network provider can chase this up

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  • 2011-02-24 11:19
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> In reply to fASH @ 2011-02-23 14:05 from mEH{ - click to readIt has the same camera spec and OS as the Torch... amongst other things :)

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  • 2011-02-24 10:44
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Anyone know what is the Name of bold 9780 Battery Name?
The code or model?

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  • 2011-02-24 08:54
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why i can set up business e-mail account with wifi?

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  • 2011-02-24 03:33
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-02-23 14:08 from KIfn - click to readI've had Blackberry and Nokia E71 (predecessor to E72). Main difference I found in favour of Blackberry was the Blackberry Messenger and email services are slightly better. However, you'll pay a good bit more for this. E71 has been one of the best phones I've had - reliable, sleek, brilliant battery life (over 2 years old and I get 3-5days out of the battery with moderate use). The E72 is ever-so-slightly thicker, and has a better camera, but I would happily go for E72 depending when its older brother gives up on me

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  • 2011-02-24 02:12
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Without a doubt, one of the most refined and wholesome mobile phones that I have used.

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  • 2011-02-23 19:04
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i want to buy a business phone with easy use so confused between nokia e-72 and blackberry 9780

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  • 2011-02-23 14:08
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Cool phone, very similar to Bold 9700. Similar specs can be seen here

http://salesinland.com/blackbe...-bold-4.html

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  • 2011-02-23 14:05
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