BlackBerry Unveils The Torch 9850/9860 Smartphone

Research In Motion (RIM) has finally unveiled the much-awaited BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 smartphone. This handset is the successor of the BlackBerry Storm 2. The Torch 9850/9860 runs on the latest BlackBerry 7 Operating System. This handset was originally called as the Storm 3, but it has been renamed to Torch 9850/9860. The BlackBerry Torch 9850 will work with the CDMA carriers and the Torch 9860 will work with GSM carriers. The BlackBerry Torch 9860 will be exclusively available to the AT&T customers in the US. Check out the complete specs below.

“BlackBerry customers are passionate about their smartphones and they know to come to AT&T for the best choice,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “From being the first carrier to offer the BlackBerry solution in 1999 to the broadest lineup of 4G-capable BlackBerry smartphones this year, we’ll continue to offer our customers the leading BlackBerry portfolio in the U.S.”

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BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 Specifications:

  • 3.7 inch TFT LCD display
  • 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 1.2 GHz Processor
  • BlackBerry 7 OS
  • Optical trackpad
  • On screen QWERTY keyboard
  • 5 megapixel camera with flash
  • 4X digital zoom
  • Continuous auto focus
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • Built-in GPS functionality
  • BlackBerry Maps
  • 768 MB RAM memory
  • 4 GB eMMC
  • microSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • Dedicated Camera and Lock Keys
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 4G Connectivity
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Up to 6.8 hours Talk time
  • Up to 13.9 days Standby time
  • Up to 44 hours of Music playback
  • Up to 6.6 hours of Video playback
  • 1230 mAh lithium-ion battery

BlackBerry Torch 9810 comes with the premium version of Documents To Go, which offers powerful document editing features as well as a native PDF document viewer. The price of this handset has not been announced yet. This handset is expected to release by the end of this month.

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