AT&T’s BlackBerry Torch (9800 slider) with BlackBerry OS 6 gets official

Research In Motion has finally unveiled the BlackBerry Torch (aka BlackBerry 9800) – its first smartphone to feature a sliding QWERTY keyboard, and the first to run the all new BlackBerry OS 6 that we’ve been hearing so much about lately.

The Torch appears both on RIM’s and AT&T’s websites and, as expected, it will be available via the second-largest US carrier later this month.

Here’s what the new BlackBerry has to offer (official photos included after the specs list):

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz)
  • Quad-band UMTS (2100 / 1900 / 850 / 800MHz)
  • 3.2 inch, 480 x 360 pixels touchscreen display
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • Full HTML tabbed browser (based on WebKit) with pinch-to-zoom capability
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Service and BlackBerry Internet Service
  • Social networking integration (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace)
  • 5MP camera with flash
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB onboard memory
  • 4GB memory card included
  • 1300 mAh battery. Talk time: up to 5.5 hours; stand-by time: up to 13 days (on 3G)
  • 111 x 62 x 14.6 mm
  • 161.1 grams

According to RIM, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 will be available via AT&T starting August 12, for $199 on contract.  You can check out the new smartphone here at AT&T, or here at RIM.

Author: Florin

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