Research In Motion came with a bunch of announcements today, making the BlackBerry Torch 9810, and BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 smartphones official. Both the BlackBerry Torch 9810 (GSM version), and Torch 9860 will be heading to AT&T network, while the BlackBerry Torch 9850 will be launched by Sprint carrier as CDMA version. Both the handsets are sporting BlackBerry OS 7, but not the QNX OS. RIM has dumped the QWERTY keyboard on the BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 smartphone, making it as full touchscreen handset. But, RIM has followed the traditional QWERTY keyboard form factor with BlackBerry Torch 9810 smartphone.
BlackBerry Torch 9810
BlackBerry Torch 9810 packs a 1.2GHz application processor, a 3.2-inch display boasting a resolution of 480 by 640 pixels with a pixel density of 253 ppi, 768MB of RAM, flash equipped 5 megapixel camera to record 720p HD video, HSPA+ support, 8GB of internal storage space, a microSD card slot to 32GB of memory storage, 802.11 Wi-Fi b/g/n, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Hotspots, NFC chip, 1270mAh battery, and much more.
BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860
BlackBerry 9850/Torch 9860 handsets are sporting the same specifications, and the BB Torch 9860 is also heading to Canadian based Rogers, Telus and Bell networks with HSPA+ radio inside, while the Torch 9850 is slated to hit the U.S. Cellular air waves with CDMA radio under the hood. AT&’s BlackBerry Torch 9860 will be having HSPA+ 4G connectivity.
BlackBerry Torch 9850/980 smartphones will be powered by a 1.2GHz processors, have 768MB of onboard RAMs, 3.7-inch 800 X 480 WVGA displays, 4 GB eMMC internal storage expandable up to 32 GB with a microSD memory card, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording capability plus flash, RIM’s Liquid Graphics technology support – which uses a dedicated graphics processor for smoother scrolling, zooming and panning, a 1230mAh removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and — most importantly — run the latest operating system BB OS7.
RIM has stated that the new BB OS 7 is 40 percent faster at browsing compared to BB OS 6 powered smartphones, and 100 percent faster than BB OS 5 filled BlackBerries.
Price & Availability
The BlackBerry Torch 9850/960 will be launched in September, and the BB Torch 9810 handset will be hitting the AT&T markets in August. Check out the BlackBerry Torch 980 action in the video after the break.