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RIM updates BlackBerry Bold

Mobile phone manufacture Research In Motion has announced the latest model in their BlackBerry Bold series, the Bold 9780.

The new BlackBerry Bold will effectively be replacing last year's Bold 9700, which in turn replaced the original BlackBerry Bold 9000 from 2008.

The 9780 arrives running the new BlackBerry 6 OS, which first appeared on the Torch 9800 and brought to the handset a new UI, a Webkit based internet browser, universal searching, WIFI tethering and social networking feeds.

RIM's BlackBerry 9780 has the identical dimensions and weight of the 9700, with the same design and 2.4-inch 480x360 display with an optical tracker pad.

The camera has been improved in this model, which has been upped from a 3.2 megapixel camera in the 9700 to a 5MP offering in the latest Bold 9780.

Research In Motion's 9780 memory has also been increased to 512MB, from 256MB in last year's Bold which doubled in size from the original BlackBerry Bold 9000. The handset will ship a 2GB microSD card, which also accompanied the 9700.

Research In Motion's BlackBerry Bold 9780 will be available in November, although no networks have announced their interest as yet in carrying the handset.

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