BlackBerry Bold 9780 Reviews and Deals

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8.5 out of 10 based on 768 reviews.
BlackBerry Bold 9780: Smartphone with 5MP camera, QWERTY keypad and 48 x 360 display. See full product description

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Ella, nottingham Basic text and chat user

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
I like the lock buttons in the top left.
The favourite bar is good
Bad points:
It's a long winded and fiddly getting into files on the computer and on the phone.
The network service plays up so i sometimes receive texts very late.
It often turns off then needs to be restarted and have the batteries taken out and put back in.
The keys are very small but the slant is good.
The games are boring and you cant change any settings.
The magnetic strop which means it turns off in the case doesn't work
Internet browsing id very slow.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Oct 2011

Confirmed purchaser Business or web user

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
It appears to show emails & other messages very well (but as a business user and reviewing as such, this is my first experience of email)
However, I cannot say the same for composing emails
Bad points:
Having been forced to give up a perfectly usable Nokia E71 because my company only wishes to use Blackberry for email, the first thing that struck me was the appalling keypad fitted to a phone that is meant to be a company flagship.

I had always assumed that all the misspelt emails I had received from Blackberry users was simple laziness on their part. Now I can see that they have just been worn down and admitted defeat, so if the message looks like it can be understood, never mind the spelling.

The second thing that hit me was it's suitability as a simple phone; it made a half-hearted attempt to interpret the contacts held on my SIM card and has taken to splitting-up each contact (I used to be able to store business, office & private numbers for a single contact under one entry) into their separate components and when I look them up, I now see several contacts for the same person but no number detail, causing me to have to open up each one to check the content. n.b. If this is just finger-trouble on my part, I would say in my defence that the instructions from Blackberry are obscure or non-existent on this topic.

...and back to the keypad again. For the simple task of dialling a number, the placing of the numbers is a disaster and it is absolutely necessary to hold the phone in two hands while performing this task ...god knows how left-handers cope with it.

After seeing colleagues fawning over my new phone upon it's arrival, I pointed out the shortcomings to which they universally responded 'yeah, but isn't the email great?'

I have one message for Blackberry and their afficionados ...this is the Emperor's New Clothes.
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 3.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 3.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Jul 2011

Cham, Cheshire Business or web user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Does everything it says on the tin! great looking phone, easy to use, can pick up some good pay monthly deals on it.

Can keep track on more than one email account extremley easily.
Bad points:
only had problems once or twice with software updates and this was on the first day when had too many updates for the phone to handle in one go, since then the phone has not frozen/failed once and i ue it for business all the time.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Feb 2012

Layla, Basic text and chat user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very stylish and easy to use.
Bad points:
Internet connection is very slow.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Sep 2011

Alan, Fareham Basic text and chat user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use
Good for navigation
You can use it one handed
Bad points:
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Jan 2012

JOHN, Brentwood Business or web user

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Blackberry services
Bad points:
bad reception
screen had to be replaced
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 7.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Sep 2011

Sophie, Birmingham Style and looks come first

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The Blackberry 9780 is nice to look at, easy to use and has all the things I need.
Bad points:
Only bad point is the battery life.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jul 2012

Product Features

Operating system BlackBerry OS
Screen size (Inches) 2.44
Type of phone Smartphone
Shape of phone bar
3G Yes
Touchscreen or keypad QWERTY keypad
Connections USB
Connections WiFi
Connections Bluetooth
Extra functions Instant messaging
Extra functions Email
Extra functions Satellite navigation
Extra functions Camera
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 48
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 360
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 5
Talk time (Hours) 6
Stand-by time (Days) 22
Depth in cm 1.4
Height in cm 10.9
Width in cm 6
Memory card slot Yes
Autofocus Yes
Weight (g) 122
FM tuner No
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) Yes
Java Yes
Release date 2010-11-05

Also known as: BlackBerry 9780, BlackBerry® Bold 9780

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Manufacturer's Description

BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphones integrate up to 10 email accounts into one easy-to-access place, along with your calendar, contacts and other important data – so you can conduct business almost anywhere.

Open apps are always connected on your BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphone, so you can easily switch back and forth. And with BlackBerry® 6 on the BlackBerry Bold 9780, there’s a new application switcher that makes jumping between apps even faster.


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