• BlackBerry Bold 9700 vs BlackBerry Bold 9780 vs BlackBerry Bold 9790

Phone Comparison - BlackBerry Bold 9700 vs BlackBerry Bold 9780 vs BlackBerry Bold 9790

general General Info

Manufacturer BlackBerry BlackBerry BlackBerry
Announced October 2009 October 2010 November 2011
Status Available - November 2009 Available - November 2010 Available - December 2011
Colors Black, White Black, White Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 109 x 60 x 14 mm
(4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 in )
109 x 60 x 14 mm
(4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 in )
110 x 60 x 11.4 mm
(4.33 x 2.36 x 0.45 in)
Weight 122 g (4.3 oz) 122 g (4.3 oz) 107 g (3.77 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800
HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS BlackBerry OS v5.0, upgradable to v6.0 BlackBerry OS 6.0 BlackBerry OS 7.0
Processor 624 MHz 624 MHz Marvel Tavor MG1 1 GHz
GPU
RAM 256 MB 512 MB 768 MB
Internal Memory 256 MB storage 256 MB storage 8 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 16GB, 2GB included microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB card included microSD, up to 32GB

display Display

Type TFT TFT TFT capacitive touchscreen
Colors 65K colors 65K colors 16M colors
Size 2.44 inches 2.44 inches 2.45 inches
Resolution 480 x 360 pixels (246 ppi) 480 x 360 pixels (246 ppi) 480 x 360 pixels (245 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 28.17% 28.17% 28.14%
Multi-Touch no no yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No No
Games Yes + downloadable Yes + downloadable Yes
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Image Stabilization
Video Yes Yes Yes, VGA
Front Camera No [Similar] No [Similar] No [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes Yes
Edge Class 10, 236.8 kbps Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps HSDPA HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UMA Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UMA Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, UMA (carrier-dependent)
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML HTML HTML

memory User Memory

Internal 256MB storage, 256 MB RAM 256 MB storage, 512 MB RAM 8 GB storage, 768 MB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 16GB, 2GB included microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB card included microSD, up to 32GB

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor not present proximity sensor not present proximity sensor not present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor not present accelerometer sensor not present accelerometer sensor not present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Po Standard battery, Li-Ion
Capacity 1500 mAh 1500 mAh (JM-1)
Stand by Up to 408 h Up to 528 h (2G)
Up to 408 h (3G)
Up to 432 h (2G)
Up to 408 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 6 h Up to 6 h (2G)
Up to 6 h (3G)
Up to 5 h 10 min (2G)
Up to 5 h 20 min (3G)