Research in Motion (RIM) has announced the arrival of its newest addition to the Bold family, the BlackBerry Bold 9780. You probably expect some physical changes for a newer model but the 9780 retains the similar external shell as the BlackBerry Bold 9700. The key differences lie on the inside where they have bumped up the on board memory from 256MB to 512MB while the camera has been improved from 3.2MP to 5.0MP. Being a new phone, it runs on the latest BlackBerry 6 OS.
That’s about it on the new changes as you’ll get the same 802.11 b/g WiFi, assisted GPS, Bluetooth Tri-band with 3G HSDPA support and the usual features you get on the 9700. With the minimal changes, we won’t expect existing BlackBerry Bold 9700 users to make a switch anytime soon, considering RIM will eventually offer them an upgrade to the latest OS. Obviously the newer 9780 will be a better performer with its doubled memory but that isn’t enough to justify for an upgrade.
For more information on the Bold 9780, you can download the pdf brochure and spec sheet here.