BlackBerry Torch 9800 will be on Vodafone in the UK. Rogers, Bell and Telus will sell it in Canada
The just-announced BlackBerry 9800 Torch is coming to AT&T in the USA later this month.
Impatient BlackBerry fans in other countries are surely asking themselves if or when RIM’s latest creation will hit their shores.
While there are no hard dates yet, there is more information for those in the UK and Canada.
Vodafone also mention a feature of the Torch that we haven’t heard of before: a “zero shutter” camera. That apparently means that there’s absolutely no lag between when you hit the capture button and when the photo is actually being taken. This is the first camera on a BlackBerry to have such a feature. Sounds good enough, but whether picture quality will be good enough to warrant heavy use of the camera remains to be seen.
RIM’s home country of Canada will have plenty of options for those willing to buy the Torch. Rogers, Bell and Telus will carry it for sure. No exact dates or anything like that yet, but Rogers said they’ll have it in “the coming weeks”, Bell says it will be “this fall”, and Telus is the least specific just saying they will sell it “this year”.
Either way, launch in Canada and the UK won’t be very far away, which is very good news for those who can’t wait to get their hands on RIM’s new top smartphone.