RIM has officially announced the upcoming launch of its new compact, elegant BlackBerry Bold 9780 smartphone, which the company claims as its first BlackBerry Bold model powered by the latest BlackBerry 6 OS. The full-featured Bold 9780 combines a 5-megapixel AF camera with geo-tagging , 512MB of Flash memory, GPS, full QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad, modern stylish design, microSD memory expansion slot and various advanced multimedia features in a single device.

“We are very excited to introduce the BlackBerry Bold 9780 featuring the new BlackBerry 6 operating system,” commented Carlo Chiarello, Vice President for Product Management at RIM. “This new model builds on the highly refined mobile experience that BlackBerry Bold users already know and love and delivers a wide range of enhancements including a rich new user interface, a fast and powerful WebKit-based browser, broadly improved communications and multimedia capabilities, an incredibly useful Universal Search feature and a high quality 5MP camera.”

BlackBerry Bold 9780 smartphone that supports Wi-Fi calling (where UMA available) is expected to be available globally starting November 2010.

Update: The new BlackBerry Bold 9780 smartphone will hit T-Mobile USA stores on November 17 for around $130, after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new 2-year service agreement.