More Pics of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 Emerge

Now that the first picture of the yet unannounced BlackBerry Bold 9780 (possibly codenamed the ‘Onyx Delta’) has emerged, the floodgates to the swelling rumor river have opened. Driphter managed to snag a couple of new pictures showing the device turned on. While they are nothing to write home about, they do show that 9780 is running BlackBerry OS 6 and it looks like it might be coming out sooner than any of us expected.

Until we learn more, here is a quick rundown on what is known:

-          BlackBerry OS 6 (already seen up and running)

-          512MB of RAM (just to run OS 6)

-          5 megapixel camera (for those new OS 6 camera features)

-          microSD support

While all of these features are pretty much no-brainers and could have been guessed, I am hoping that the camera supports 720p high definition video. We will still have to see if the Bold 9700 that this is designed to replace will get OS 6, but I would not count on it. 512MB of RAM seems to be the new standard for smartphones and I would expect a BlackBerry with a whopping 1GB of RAM to emerge sometime next year as software developers start to push the limits of what 512MB can deliver.

In the meantime, why not leave a comment and tell me what you think of Research In Motion’s decision to refresh the Bold 9700 so quickly? Are you going to be interested in this new model or going to skip over it for something like the 9800? Touchscreen support with a QWERTY keyboard really does seem to be the best of both worlds.

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