The BlackBerry Bold 9780 has leaked so many times that we've become intimately familiar with it, but today RIM finally made the device official and T-Mobile has announced its launch plans. The newest member of the Bold family will hit T-Mobile on November 17th for $129.99 with a two year contract and $50 mail-in rebate. Official specs for the 9780 include a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, support for WiFi calling, 512 MB of internal storage, a microSD slot, and the BlackBerry 6 OS preinstalled. Check out the full press release down below.
While the Bold 9780 is basically what we all expected (a slightly beefed up 9700 with BB 6 preloaded), it still looks like a great device for those in the market for a new smartphone. 9700 owners shouldn't feel too burned by RIM, because they'll be getting an upgrade to the BB 6 OS, we just don't know exactly when that'll be happening. So, now that T-Mobile has come forward with their launch info for the 9780, who wants to take bets on when AT&T will release their version of the new Bold?
T-Mobile Announces BlackBerry Bold 9780
Bellevue, Wash. — Oct. 27, 2010 PDT T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the upcoming availability of the new and improved BlackBerry Bold 9780 – offering a wide variety of essential tools for productivity and convenience. T-Mobile’s first BlackBerry to deliver 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.
In addition, the new Bold 9780 offers integrated feeds to keep you connected to your social networks and current events, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and video recording as well as 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities with support for Wi-Fi Calling for increased coverage. The Bold 9780 also offers access to BlackBerry App World, for discovering and downloading thousands of mobile applications.
The BlackBerry Bold 9780 is expected to be available in Black or Flash White for T-Mobile customers on November 17 for $129.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate), plus taxes and fees, with a two-year service agreement and qualifying voice and data plan.
For additional product information please see the attached fact sheet and also visit http://blackberry.t-mobile.com/bold.