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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 (photos)

The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 rocks BlackBerry OS 6, but is there anything new about the hardware? Check out CNET's hands-on photo gallery for a look.

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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 (T-Mobile)

The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 is available in either black or white from T-Mobile for $129.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.
As the successor to the Bold 9700, the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 brings BlackBerry OS 6, double the flash memory, and a 5-megapixel camera.
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Design

The Bold 9780's design is largely like the Bold 9700. The smartphone measures 4.29 inches tall by 2.36 inches wide by 0.56 inch thick and 4.3 ounces and features a 2.44-inch half-VGA non-touch display.
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Keyboard

Again, there isn't a notable difference between the keyboard on the Bold 9700 and the Bold 9780, which is fine by us since we like it quite a bit.
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Left side

On the left spine of the phone, there's a 3.5mm headphone jack, a user-customizable convenience key, and a Micro-USB port.
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Top view

Though not obvious, there is a lock and a mute button on top of the phone.
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Camera

The Bold 9780 doesn't offer too many hardware upgrades, but it does get a boost from a 3.2-megapixel camera to a 5-megapixel camera.
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Picture quality

Despite having autofocus, images still came out slightly blurry and photos taken indoors were a bit dim.

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