Blackberry Bold 9780 vs Bold 9900 Touch Screen – Full Specs Compared
Blackberry Bold 9780 and Bold 9900 are the third and forth generation phones from the RIM’s Blackberry Bold family. Bold 9780 is a 2010 release and Bold 9900 with a code name of Dakota is a 2011 Spring release. Compared to Bold 9780, the technical specs of Bold 9900 is very impressive, it’s a quantum leap from the Bold 9780 specs. Like the other 2011 blackberry releases, Bold 9900 also sports a high speed second generation processor from Qualcomm (1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon processor) with 768MB RAM, a better display with 287dpi (640 x 480 pixels) and 8GB built-in memory. The exterior design of Bold 9900 is same as the elder sibilings but it has a wider QWERTY keyboard and a capactive touchscreen for navigation. The new Bold also runs the latest Blackberry 6.1 OS that has NFC feature added. RIM has finally decided to reward its loyal Blackberry fans with this new 2011 specs.
Blackberry Bold 9900 (Code Name: Dakota) with Touch Screen
Blackberry Bold 9900 has a very impressive technical specification, it has got a 2.8″ transmissive TFT LCD touch screen with HVGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels) and a 35 key back-lit WIDE QWERTY keyboard. In addition to touch screen it has that unique optical trackpad placed conveniently on the front face of the device for fast navigation. People will be using the trackpad more than touch screen for navigation.
The Bold 9900 is powered by 1.2 GHZ Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon processor with 768 MB RAM and Blackberry 6.1 OS (with NFC feature). It has 8GB pre-installed memory and has the microSD card slot for expansion up to 32GB. The camera is 5MP that features auto focus, 4x digital zoom, 720p HD video recording and supported by LED flash.
The standard dedicated keys are located in the same places like earlier and it has added some dedicated media keys; Send, Power, Escape, Lock, customizable Camera key, Volume up/down (Fwd/Rwd for media, Zoom for camera) and Mute key (Play/Pause for media). The user interface is simple with intuitive icons and menus. Bold 9900 also has the standard sensors like accelerometer, magnetometer (e-compass) and proximity sensor.
For connectivity it has Bluetooth v2.1 that supports Stereo A2DP 1.2/AVRCP 1.3, media file transfer and secure simple pairing, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n (at both 2.4 and 5GHz) that can be used to access Blackberry Enterprise Server, Blackberry Internet Server and for direct IP web browsing and USB 2.0 High Speed for charging and data synchronization. The phone also can be used a 3G mobile hotspot to connect 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices. For location based service it has A-GPS with preloaded Blackberry Maps.
Bold 9900 is compatible with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and Tri-band UMTS/HSUPA(5.76Mbps)/HSDPA (14.4Mbps) networks.
The CDMA version of the Blackberry Bold 9900 is the Bold 9930 with a code name of Montana.
Bold 9780 is a candy bar design with 2.4″ TFT LCD HVGA (480 x 360) display and QWERTY keyboard. Not much deviation from BlackBerry’s classic design. The keyboard is narrow compared to Bold 9900. The screen has a higher PPI compared to Torch 9800, though it is lower than Bold 9900 (Bold 9780 – 247, Torch 9800 – 187, Bold 9900 – 287) which gives crisper display of text and graphics. Bold 9780 is powered by 634 MHz Marvell Tavor PXA930 processor with Blackberry 6.0 OS and has 512MB RAM.
The other features include 2GB media card, 5MP camera that has 2x digital zoom, LED flash and video recording at 174 x 144 and 352 x 480 pixels. For connectivity it has built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth v2.1 and USB 2.0. For location based service it has A-GPS with pre-installed Blackberry Maps. For network connectivity it’s compatible with quad-band GSM/GPRS/GSM and for 3G tri-band UMTS/HSUPA/HSDPA 7.2Mbps.
The Bold 9780 weighs 4.3 oz and has a dimension of 4.29 x 2.39 x 0.56 inches.
|Comparison of Specifications
Blackberry Bold 9780 vs Blackberry Bold 9900
|Design||Blackberry Bold 9780||Blackberry Bold 9900|
|Form Factor||Qwerty Bar||QWERTY Bar|
|Keyboard||Physical full QWERTY with Optical trackpad||35 key back-lit WIDE QWERTY with touch and optical trackpad for navigation|
|Dimension||109 x 60 x 14 mm (4.29x2.36x0.56 in)||115.2 x 66 x 10.5 mm|
|Weight||122 g (4.3 oz)||130 g|
|Body Color||Black, White||Black|
|Display||Blackberry Bold 9780||Blackberry Bold 9900|
|Size||2.4 inches||2.8 inch|
|Resolution||480 x 360 pixel||HVGA 640 x 480 pixels|
|Features||Light sensitive, User selectable font size||287 dpi|
|Sensors||Image stabilization||accelerometer, magnetometer (e-compass), proximity sensor|
|Operating System||Blackberry Bold 9780||Blackberry Bold 9900|
|Platform||Blackberry OS 6||Blackberry OS 6.1|
|Processor||Blackberry Bold 9780||Blackberry Bold 9900|
|Model||Marvell Tavor PXA930||Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon|
|Speed||634 MHz||1.2 GHz|
|Memory||Blackberry Bold 9780||Blackberry Bold 9900|
|RAM||512 MB||768 MB|
|Included||2 GB||8 GB eMMC|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB with microSD card||microSD cards up to 32 GB|
|Camera||Blackberry Bold 9780||Blackberry Bold 9900|
|Resolution||5 mega pixels||5 Megapixel|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, 2x digital zoom||Auto, 4x Digital Zoom|
|Video Capture||Yes||[email protected] HD|
|Features||Geo tagging||11 scene modes, Image stabilization, Face detection, Geo-tagging|
|Secondary camera||No||accelerometer, magnetometer (e-compass), proximity sensor|
|Entertainment||Blackberry Bold 9780||Blackberry Bold 9900|
|Audio||BlackBerry Media Player, File Formats: MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA||MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMV, Flac, Ogg Vorbis|
|Video||MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.263, WMV||MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3|
|Gaming||Word Mole, Sudoku, BrickBreaker, Texas Hold em King 2, Klondike|
|Battery||Blackberry Bold 9780||Blackberry Bold 9900|
|Type Capacity||Li-ion 1500 mAh||1230 mAh Cryptographic Lithium|
|Talktime||Up to 6 hrs (GSM or UMTS)||TBU|
|Standby||Up to 22 days (GSM), 17days (UMTS)||TBU|
|Mail and Messaging||Blackberry Bold 9780||Blackberry Bold 9900|
|10 Accounts, BB Mail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hot mail, Corporate mail||10 Accounts, BB Mail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hot mail, Corporate mail|
|Messaging||IM - BBM, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Enterprise instant messaging application, AOL, Yahoo||IM - BBM, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Enterprise instant messaging application, AOL, Yahoo|
|Connectivity||Blackberry Bold 9780||Blackberry Bold 9900|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g||802.11 b/g/n|
|USB||2.0 FS, native USB||2.0 High Speed|
|Location Service||Blackberry Bold 9780||Blackberry Bold 9900|
|Maps||BB Map with turn by turn direction||BlackBerry Maps|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Blackberry Protect (from App World)|
|Network Support||Blackberry Bold 9780||Blackberry Bold 9900|
|2G/3G||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSDPA||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSDPA|
|Applications||Blackberry Bold 9780||Blackberry Bold 9900|
|Apps||Blackberry Apps||Blackberry App World 2.0|
|Social Networks||TicketMaster, eBay, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Linkedin, YouTube||Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Linkedin, YouTube|
|Featured||Deloitte, Salesforce, Poynt, BigTinCan Mapper, CoDriver Road Safety|
|Business Mobility||Blackberry Bold 9780||Blackberry Bold 9900|
|Corporate Mail||Yes with Blackberry Native Client|
|Corporate Directory||Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry Enterprise Server||Blackberry Enterprise Server|
|Video Conferencing||CISCO WebEX|
|Other Features||WPA / WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, Cisco CCX certified||Blackberry Internet Server|
|Security||Blackberry Bold 9780||Blackberry Bold 9900|
|Password protection with keyboard lock AES or Triple DES encryption with BlackBerry Enterprise Server Optional support for S/MIME FIPS validation|
|Additional Features||Blackberry Bold 9780||Blackberry Bold 9900|
|XM Radio, MobiTV, Tethered modem capability, Pingchat (from App World)||Touchscreen and optical trackpad for navigation, dedicated keys for media/camera|