We’ve heard that the BlackBerry 9780 would be coming to T-Mobile U.S. by way of their leaked accessory list, but today we have a launch window. The refreshed Bold will be landing around November 17 according to this leaked slide, though no information about a subsidized on-contract cost is included. The 9780 is also likely to launch across Canada and Europe, phasing out the Bold 9700 in the process.The only competition T-Mobile will have in the U.S. for this handset is from AT&T, though by the time it comes out, Sprint will have the BlackBerry Style 9670 available.
As you can see from the slide, the BlackBerry 9780 is an awful lot like the Bold 9700, only it has a 5 megapixel camera instead of 3.2, and has 512 MB of RAM rather than 256. It’ll launch with OS 6, but we’re expecting a software update to be made available to the 9700 soon. Aside from that, the BlackBerry 9780 keeps Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G, a HVGA display, and the same chassis as the Bold 9700.
This thing obviously isn’t what you’d call a holiday blockbuster, but it will be a refresh on a very dependable handset in a familiar and proven form factor. We’ll keep y’all posted as soon as anything gets official.