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BlackBerry Bold 9780, Black (T-Mobile)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.3 inches, 2.4 inches, 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 4.16 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: GSM
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 300 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 408 hours
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Product Description

Product Description

T-Mobile Bold 9780 Smartphone - Bar - Black 610214624079 CDMA Cell Phones

Get the full power of BlackBerry mobile communications with the powerful and refined BlackBerry Bold 9780 for T-Mobile, which is powered by the BlackBerry 6 operating system and features fast connectivity on T-Mobile's 3G network plus support for Wi-Fi Calling for increased coverage. It also includes a distinctive, highly tactile full-QWERTY keyboard for fast and accurate typing, and an innovative touch-sensitive optical trackpad, which makes for a great navigation experience.

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 in black.

With the BlackBerry 6 operating system, the Bold 9780 provides a fluid and user-friendly interface, bringing your favorite features front-and-center, including universal search and a new and improved Web browsing experience with faster page-loading and tabbed browsing. It also offers access to BlackBerry App World, for discovering and downloading thousands of mobile applications.

Other features include Wi-Fi networking with access to T-Mobile's Wi-Fi Calling service, a 5-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, built-in GPS for navigation and location services, microSD memory expansion up to 32 GB (2 GB card included), 512 MB internal memory, and up to 6 hours of talk time.

Key Features

  • Enabled for T-Mobile's high-speed 3G network via T-Mobile's HSDPA/UMTS network. (1700/2100 MHz bands, UMTS/HSDPA). It also benefits from the enhanced speeds of T-Mobile's upgraded HSPA+ network, which offers speeds close to 4G connectivity and is being rolled out nationwide (read more about HSPA+ below).
  • Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go
  • Optional T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling service provides effortless transition between Wi-Fi calling and T-Mobile's wireless network while you talk with T-Mobile's innovative Wi-Fi Calling technology. Wi-Fi Calling is a free feature for this phone, and minutes used while connected to the Wi-Fi network count against available rate plan minutes.
  • Built-in assisted GPS provides real-time location on maps, driving directions, and more (additional fees may apply). Get turn-by-turn directions with the included BlackBerry Maps software.
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.

OS & Software

  • BlackBerry 6 OS retains the familiar BlackBerry features while adding fresh, powerful new tools to your mobile communications arsenal.
  • Support for BlackBerry App World featuring a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones. Categories include travel, productivity, entertainment, games, social networking and sharing, news and weather, and more.
  • Compatible with BlackBerry Enterprise Server for advanced security and IT administration features within IBM Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise environments.
  • View attachments including JPEG, Adobe PDF, and Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


  • 5-megapixel camera with flash plus auto-focus, image stabilization, and 2x digital zoom. You can share them with family and friends by sending them to any e-mail address, T-Mobile camera phone, or MyAlbum.
  • Video capture capabilities


  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, WMV, H.263
  • BlackBerry Media Sync is built right into your BlackBerry Desktop Software and lets you sync your desktop iTunes or Windows Media Player music files with your BlackBerry smartphone. If you're a Mac user, just choose the "media" option and you're ready to sync your iTunes music collection from your BlackBerry smartphone onto your Mac.


  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 2 GB microSD card included
  • 512 MB internal memory

Communications & Internet

  • Business e-mail integration with access to up to 10 e-mail accounts in one easy-to-access place, along with your calendar, contacts and other important data.
  • Connect to your favorite social networks for on-the-go updates
  • Text (SMS) and picture/video (MMS) messaging
  • Instant messaging services including AOL, Yahoo!, Windows Live Messenger, and Google Talk
  • Personal e-mail
  • BlackBerry Browser for viewing real Web sites
  • RSS feed capabilities

More Features

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Voice dialing capabilities allows you to call someone with simple voice commands to keep your hands free for activities like driving.
  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility: M3/T3

Design and Hardware

  • 624 MHz processor
  • 2.44-inch LCD screen (480 x 360 pixels; 65K color depth) with light sensor
  • Highly tactile full QWERTY keyboard
  • Innovative touch-sensitive optical trackpad for easy navigation
  • Removable battery

Vital Statistics

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 weighs 4.2 ounces and measures 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.6 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6 hours of talk time, and up to 408 hours (17 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies, as well as T-Mobile's 3G network (1700/2100 MHz).

What's in the Box

BlackBerry Bold 9780 handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, 2 GB microSD card, wired stereo hands-free headset, quick start guide

T-Mobile Service Options

  • Mobile Backup lets you store your contacts on T-Mobile's network so even if you lose your device, you don't lose your contacts.
  • MegaTones and Wallpaper allow you to give your phone character with instrumental ringtones from your favorite artists and wallpapers.
  • International calling capable provides optional international roaming service activation, enabling you to access the web on compatible data networks throughout the world.

T-Mobile Network Features

High-Speed 3G Data Connectivity

In addition to its quad-band GSM connectivity, this phone is also compatible with T-Mobile's UMTS/HSDPA 3G network, which operates on the 1700/2100 MHz AWS spectrum. This phone is designed to automatically connect to the best available network (3G or GSM/GPRS/EDGE) to provide faster data speeds when accessing the Web.

In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the via T-Mobile's EDGE network (which stands for "Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution"). This high-speed, mobile data and Internet access technology is fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services (with average data speeds between 75-135Kbps), including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and e-mail on the go.

T-Mobile's Expanding, Super-Fast 4G Mobile Broadband Network

As of November, 2010, T-Mobile has upgraded its traditional 3G network to HSPA+ in 75 major metropolitan areas across the U.S., with plans to continue rolling out this network upgrade throughout 2011. With typical download speeds that are on par with or faster than competing 4G technologies, T-Mobile's HSPA+ network provides fast data speeds--up to 3 times faster than AT&T and Verizon's standard 3G networks--while allowing simultaneous voice and data capabilities for the ultimate wireless voice and data experience. You'll enjoy faster Web browsing, uninterrupted video streaming, and quicker app downloads.

T-Mobile's 4G mobile broadband network (powered by HSPA+) provides a theoretical capability of up to 21 Mbps peak download speeds, with average download speeds typically in the 5 to 8 Mbps range.

While this 3G-enabled mobile device doesn't offer HSPA+ compatibility, it can benefit from enhanced speeds when connecting to the HSPA+ network today.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.6 inches ; 4.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004CLY8TC
  • Item model number: Bold 9780
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,152 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By JasonB. on January 17, 2011
I did the iPhone 3G & 3GS. I did the Motorola Droid. I came back to the smartphone that started it all.

my (AT&T)iPhone randomly dropped calls. My (Verizon)Droid randomly deleted email accounts. Both featured poor phonecall voice quality: The Droid's voice quality was acceptable in the sticks, but horrible where I live & work (downtown Chicago). The iPhone was horrible everywhere. Battery life was dreadful for both.

Frustrated with it all, I came back to the Blackberry; the first smart phone I ever owned (courtesy of my employer at the time).

It just works and works well. My iPhone/Droid could barely make a phonecall from my office. My 9780 can make phonecalls from within its elevator. My Blackberry's battery lasts days whereas my Droid & iPhone could barely make it through a single work day.

Most people have no clue that I am on a cell phone until I tell them so. I don't know if this is a credit to the Blackberry or T-Mobile but, needless to say, I've found my ideal phone & service provider combo for the next two years.

-Battery life is incredible and it charges quite rapidly
-The new Blackberry OS is snappy and attractive and very configurable
-Accessories are far cheaper than those for iPhone/Droid
-light, thin and small. Perfect for your front pocket, but comes with an attractive holster also.
-Love the all black body. Not a huge fan of the fancy trim found on other phones.

NOTE: I also accidentally dropped it in a cup of hot tea (full submersed) the first week I owned it. Amazingly, after pulling the battery and allowing the liquid to drain, it still worked, albeit with a finicky touchpad and a screen that blinked at random times. I let it dry completely for 4 hours and everything was as good as new afterwards.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 8, 2011
This is my second Blackberry. Upgraded from the old BB Curve 8560. Love the new OS 6 and universal search mode. New camera upgrade is great with useful settings. The MP3 sound quality is wonderful. Screen is crisp. Battery lasts for days and I am a heavy user. Love my BBM and its new upgrades too. I thought of switching to ATT for the BB Torch but found it to be sluggish. I like the ability to be able to surf and use this phone one handed when I need too. I have been with TMo since 2002 and am sad that ATT has bought it over. My husband has ATT and it has poor customer service at a higher price. The Blackberry will also play MP4 format songs which works well since both my children have iTouches and we can share music. As for the screen size, I am able to read books using the BB Kindle app with ease. This is solid, well built and efficient phone. There are more apps now and our favorite is the shared shopping list that works for both Android (my husband) and my BB. Makes grocery shopping a breeze. Hope this helps. You can also share Kindle ebooks with the various Apple and BB devices.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Joel Manjarrez on February 8, 2011
this probably the best, and the most expensive phone I've ever owned. I've had a few other phones for T-mobile, (sidekick, samsung comback and smiley, and gravity, and two nokia music xepress phones) but The blackberry beats em all.

Im a first time user, and I gave to say that I love it so far. The new OS that come with it is fast, (faster than my bros BB, which carries the previous OS), the qwerty keeyboard is nice and easy to type with. THe 5 MP camera/ video recorder is awesome too. And the screen... nice a crisp!

It also come with a few other perks, an mp3 player, email, IM messenger, social apps and many other cool apps I can't even get into detail with. BUY THIS PHONE! YOU'LL LOVE IT!!!
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