BlackBerry Torch 9810, Torch 9850/9860 announced

By on August 3, 2011 at 2:56 PM.

BlackBerry Torch 9810, Torch 9850/9860 announced

RIM has finally, officially taken the wraps of its two new Torch smartphones - the 9810 and the 9850/9860. Both the devices run on BlackBerry OS 7 and with the Bold 9900/9930, will make up for RIM's touchscreen smartphone portfolio. All the smartphones will start hitting carriers globally later this month. The BlackBerry 9850/9860 features a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen and is powered by a Qualcomm 1.2 GHz processor. It 768 MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot that can accomodate up to 32GB of additional storage. The 5.0 MP camera can shoot videos at 720p with continuous auto-focus. The Torch 9810 has a 3.2-inch VGA display that maintains the same 253 pixels per inch as the 9850/9850. It has 8GB of internal storage (as well as a microSD card slot) and 768MB of RAM. The original Torch had a WVGA display, 4GB of internal storage and only 512MB of RAM. It has a 5.0 MP camera with HD video shooting just like the 9850/9860. Hit the break below to see what's new with BlackBerry 7 OS... More →
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RIM set to launch smartphones running OS 7 tomorrow

By on July 26, 2011 at 6:37 AM.

RIM set to launch smartphones running OS 7 tomorrow

RIM has let the cat out of the bag that it will be launching new BlackBerry devices running the latest OS 7 via its Twitter handle. The tweet conveniently coincides with the leak of press shots of the Torch 2 9810 and the Touch/Volt 9860 on PocketNow. Of course, we had exclusively posted live pics and even hands-on of both these devices months ago. We would also be looking out for the launch schedule of the Bold Touch 9900, which was announced at BlackBerry World earlier this year. Hit the break for press shots of the Torch 2 and Touch/Volt. More →
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BlackBerry Touch 9870 gets a new design

By on May 12, 2011 at 1:15 AM.

BlackBerry Touch 9870 gets a new design

We spent some time with the BlackBerry Touch a little while back, but we wanted to update you on something that’s changed. We have heard the model number of the device will now be 9870, but that’s not all. On the unit we played with, the four BlackBerry menu buttons were all part of one strip, much like the buttons on the BlackBerry 9700 or Curve. However, we’re told that the buttons on the BlackBerry 9870 have changed in the latest hardware revision, and there are now four separate buttons that are rectangular in shape. We have not been told a reason for the change, but this could definitely be part of the reason the phone wasn’t announced at BlackBerry World last week.

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BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900, Touch 9860 promos leak [video]

By on April 14, 2011 at 6:44 AM.

BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900, Touch 9860 promos leak [video]

Research In Motion isn’t just a leaky faucet ahead of BlackBerry World this year, it’s a waterfall. We scooped RIM’s 2011 BlackBerry lineup back in January and more recently, we gave you a hands-on look at the BlackBerry Bold Touch, BlackBerry Touch and BlackBerry Torch 2 smartphones, but the leaks continue. In recent days we’ve seen full specs, brief hands-on videos and more, and for the two or three remaining naysayers who still don’t believe RIM is about to announce its next-generation smartphone lineup at BlackBerry World next month, RIM’s promo videos are now starting to leak out. Companies typically don’t put these promotional spots together unless the have some devices to, you know, promote — so BlackBerry fans should sit tight for another couple of weeks and we’re certain they’ll have some sleek new smartphones to swoon over. Hit the break for RIM’s official BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry 9860 promo videos. More →

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