New York – Research In Motion’s third
Blackberry with OS 6 will be available through T-Mobile beginning Nov.
The Blackberry Bold 9780 will join RIM’s
, which was the first OS6 phone available in the U.S. when AT&T
began selling it Aug. 12 for $199. The second
OS6 phone will be the Style, which becomes available Oct. 31 through Sprint at
Whereas the Torch features touchscreen with slide-down QWERTY keyboard, and the Style is a clamshell
with full QWERTY keyboard, the Bold 9780 is a
candybar-style phone without touchscreen but with trackpad and full QWERTY keyboard. The
9780 will be available in black or white at $129.99 after $50
mail-in rebate beginning Nov. 17 at T-Mobile retail stores, the company’s
website and select dealers.
The new OS brings a new user interface
to simply access to key features, universal search, an improved Web browsing
experience with faster page-loading and tabbed browsing, and integrated
social-network and news feeds. The OS also lets users jump faster between applications and provides for
The OS also
features graphical, context-sensitive pop-up menus, a new multimedia
UI, and new apps for downloading podcasts and watching YouTube videos.
The 9780 is equipped with 3.6Mbps HSDPA
high-speed cellular data and operates in 3G HSDPA mode in T-Mobile’s AWS band
an in foreign 900MHz and 2.1GHz bands. Other features include 5-megapixel
camera with LED flash, video recording, Wi-Fi calling, 624MHz processor, 512 MB
of internal memory, included 2GB memory card, built-in GPS and location-based
services by TeleNav Navigator.