Images and video of RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry Bold 9780 – the replacement of the current Bold 9700 – have leaked to BerryReview, complete with a demonstration of the BlackBerry 6 OS running on the non-touchscreen handset. Expected to make its official debut in October, the Bold 9780 updates the 9700’s RAM to 512MB and the camera to 5-megapixels.
Video demo after the cut
Otherwise the hardware is believed to be pretty much in line with what’s currently available on the 9700. Availability is expected to be on AT&T and T-Mobile in the US.
While we were somewhat unconvinced by the BlackBerry 6 experience on the Torch 9800 earlier this month, the OS does look a little more suited to keyboard-only devices. Considering the majority of RIM’s range lacks a touchscreen, that’s probably no bad thing; the company has previously confirmed that the 9700, 9650 and Pearl 3G will all get OS 6 updates.
[via Unwired View]