BlackBerry announced the launch of its first slider handset – Torch 9800. It is the first device of BlackBerry running on the BlackBerry OS 6. It is the next big thing in the corporate world.
Blackberry Torch comes with a full QWERTY keyboard and a 3.2" HVGA+ display. It is a tri-band 3G handset. It is packed with Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS. It offers an excellent all-round connectivity.
Blackberry Torch 9800 is featured with 5 megapixel autofocus camera. It is capable of recording videos up to VGA resolution. The phone has 512 MB of operating memory on board. It has 4GB storage capacity while it supports upto 32GB expandable memory through the microSD card slot.
The BlackBerry Torch 9800 will be available exclusively (at least in the US) to AT&T customers, starting from 12 August. It will be priced at a cent short of 200 bucks after a two-year contract.
On the other hand, RIM also brought some good news for the owners of some of their older handsets. The BlackBerry Bold 9700, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the BlackBerry Pearl 3G will all get BlackBerry OS 6 updates.
BlackBerry Torch Key Features:
3.2 inch touchscreen display
Facebook®, Twitter™, and MySpace® social networking
BlackBerry 6 OS
BLUETOOTH 2.1 with A2DP Stereo
5 MP autofocus flash camera with VGA Video Recording
AT&T Music, AT&T Video Share, PrimeTime2Go video-on-demand application
YouTube podcast, video capture, playback and streaming
3.5 mm headset jack
1300 mAh Lithium ion Battery
Powerful 624 Mhz processor
Press.rim.com writes in a press release, “With a new user interface, new browser and new handset design, the highly anticipated BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry 6 deliver integrated and uncompromising capabilities for consumers and business professionals that preserve the industry-leading strengths of the BlackBerry platform while adding exciting new dimensions.” It is a decent phone after Blackberry Bold 9700 white.