BlackBerry Bold 9700 vs Bold 9780
BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Bold 9780 are from Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Bold Smartphone family. Bold versions are known for its business friendliness with its email feature, you can integrate up to 10 email accounts in one place. Bold 9780 and 9700 are both 3G phones with full QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad for navigation and added security provided by password key protection with keypad lock.
Both phones are almost similar in their external and internal hardware feature and in choice of colour except for few upgrades in 9780 such as additional 256MB RAM and 5.0MP camera. In appearance Bold 9780 is classier with the finer finish on the back cover and blackened rim.
On the software side Bold 9780 is powered by BlackBerry’s latest operating system, BlackBerry OS 6, which come with fluid and user friendly design. Faster and richer web browsing: it has tabbed browsing feature that enable you to open multiple web pages at once. It also got a new application switcher that supports smoother multitasking. Also BlackBerry 6.0 has integrated social networks such as facebook, twitter and RSS feeds, so that you can get updates to your phones.
Blackberry OS 6 is enhanced with the following features on top of its existing feature list from previous softwares
(1) Customised and Organised new home screen menu with customised add option of other menu items.
(2) Introducing two quick access areas,
a. One quick access area to manage connections, alarms and option screens.
b. Other quick access area on home screen is to enable access to most recent messages such as emails, SMS,BBM (Blackberry Messenger),Phone calls, upcoming appointments and facebook and twitter notifications.
(3) Introduces Universal Search Application to perform searches internally in the handset as well as web searches.
(4) Blackberry OS 6 Browser – Faster Browsing than ever before
a. New Start Page – Its implemented with a single URL entry box and Search entry box to enable user fast browsing
b. Tabbed Browsing – Enables user to browse multiple pages and keep tracking of open tabs.
c. Social feeds integration and option menu – Enable RSS feeds better than earlier versions and in browser options unnecessary options are automated and really wanted options are made available for users.
d. View Content Made Easy – Zoom of content is made easy and perfect by introducing multi touch in touch screen models. Its possible in normal models as well.
(5) Enhanced Media Player introduced.
Bold also has integrated some featured applications such as Bloomberg, WebEx, Evernote, which will make the business users happier.
Both are 2.4” LCD displays with 480 x 360 resolution, light sensitive, 16-bit colour screen and user-selectable font size
Size and Weight:
Same 4.29” x 2.36” x 0.56” and 4.3 oz
Battery & Battery Life
Both comes with 1500 mAh Li-ion battery and battery life is near similar
Talk time: both up to 6 hrs (GSM & UMTS)
Bold 9780: up to 22 days or 528 hrs (GSM), up to 17 days or 408 hrs (UMTS)
Bold 9700: up to 21 days or 504 hrs (GSM), up to 17 days or 408 hrs (UMTS)
Playback music: up to 36 hrs for 9780 and 38 hrs for 9700
Bold 9780: 5.0MP, 2x digital zoom, autofocus with flash and video recording at resolution 176 x 144 pixels (QCIF), 352 x 480 pixels.
Bold 9700: 3.2MP, 2x digital zoom, autofocus with flash and video recording
Bold 9800: 512MB RAM + 2GB media card (included), expandable with microSD cards
Bold 9700: 256MB RAM + 2GB media card (included), expandable with microSD cards
9780 has additional 256MB memory, makes no big difference
GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Both have in built GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and support Bluetooth v2.1
Both come in Black or White
3G: tri-band HSDPA 2100/1900/850 MHz
UMTS: tri-band 2100/1900/850/800 MHz and 2100/1700/900 MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz