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October 28, 2010

RIM introduces BlackBerry Bold 9780 smartphone

BlackBerry 6 operating system with 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS enabled

By CBR Staff Writer

Research In Motion (RIM) has introduced the BlackBerry Bold 9780 smartphone, featuring new BlackBerry 6 operating system, easy-to-use keyboard and optical trackpad.

The new smartphone comes with advanced communications and multimedia features, and supports 3G networks around the world, includes Wi-Fi with support for carrier supported Wi-Fi calling, and has GPS for location-based applications and geo-tagging.

The new phone features a 5 MP camera with continuous auto focus, scene modes, image stabilisation, flash and video recording. It includes 512 MB Flash memory and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB of additional storage.

Research In Motion vice president of product management Carlo Chiarello said this new model delivers a wide range of enhancements including a rich new user interface, broadly improved communications and multimedia capabilities, and an incredibly useful universal search feature.

The new operating system integrates a WebKit-based browser that renders HTML web pages quickly, offers fluid navigation using the handset’s optical trackpad, includes tabs for accessing multiple sites simultaneously and provides a zoom feature.

With the new OS, the new smartphone offers expanded messaging capabilities, and integrated access to BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and various instant messaging applications.

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It also features redesigned music and pictures applications, and a new universal search feature that enables users to search for content on the smartphone as well as extend their search to the Internet or to discover applications on BlackBerry App World.

RIM said that the BlackBerry Bold 9780 smartphone will be available globally beginning November 2010.

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