TELUS to release the BlackBerry Bold 9780 October 21st

Ian Hardy

September 15, 2010 12:06 pm


The BlackBerry Bold 9700 has been put on TELUS’ end of life status (EOL) which only means one thing. A new device is coming soon and that chosen smartphone is the BlackBerry Bold 9780.

We’ve seen pics and videos of this in the past and RIM has made some important changes to this model, namely adding a 5 megapixel camera with LED Flash, 512MB of RAM (increased from 256MB), a 2.4-inch display (resolution of 480×360), WiFi, GPS, 624 MHz processor and the new BlackBerry 6 OS with the WebKit browser.

It’s been rumoured that the 9780 would be launching sometime in October… and thanks to one of our tipsters for letting us know the date is set to hit TELUS on Thursday, October 21st. No word on pricing yet.

UPDATE: Looks like a video has now surfaced by The Cellular Guru that’s about 30 seconds in length that shows a TELUS branded Bold 9780 in action, check it out after the break.

  • Joe T

    Ouch… My Bold 9700 is only three weeks old :(

    • princess101

      dw my friend dropped my 9700 from the top of a penthouse…

  • Zeake

    I’m so tired of blackberry and their crappy specs. I’m selling my bold 9700 btw. Search on craigs list. :)

    Android all the way baby!

    • ELNY

      Completely agree….What is RIM thinking? I used to be a huge fan of them and once i saw that their “best” phone not only runs their newest OS with sluggishness but is also specced as a 2008 phone, I immediately sold my Storm 2, while it still had some value, and got the HTC Desire. Best $$ I have ever spent on a phone!

  • Carmine

    Oh yeah… Blackberry. What are they saying these days? :)

  • Bubzilla

    Mine is only a month old lol, oh well it still works!

  • michael tawroginski-from SLOUGH/UK

    GREAT NEWS,BLACKBERRY IS THE BEST I cant waitt when willbe on vodafone…..

  • Trevor

    Thank god I did my research. I was about to go out and buy the 9700. Thanks mobilesyrup!!!

  • bobsuruncle

    (resolution of 480×360) about half of the ip4

    • Elliot

      Yes, but the Bold 3 has a 2.44 inch screen, while the iPhone 4 has a 3.5 inch screen. I would say that makes the iPhone slightly better but I think it is a fantastic resolution for a screen size of 2.44 inches.

  • Jake

    A 9700 with twice the memory and OS6, sweet!

  • John

    I just got 9700 wow RIM f**k RIM

  • udin pratama

    ^

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