BlackBerry Torch 9800 shows up in AT&T stores

The recently announced BlackBerry Torch 9800 is RIM’s most recent entry into the high end touchscreen smartphone market and is due for launch on August 12th.

AT&T is clearly hard at work preparing for the big day, since a BlackBerry Torch box has already showed up in one of their stores’ stockrooms. And it’s quite dull, but obviously what matters most is what’s inside.

It will be interesting to see how well this device, that aside from a touchscreen also features a vertically-sliding QWERTY keyboard, will do in the consumer smartphone perception war, currently dominated by the iPhone and gigantically-screened Android-powered beasts. Especially since it will be available on the iPhone-loving AT&T.

It may be a success, or it may find itself relegated exclusively to the corporate/enterprise sales space. Time will tell.

Via Engadget

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • josiekst

    “A lot of users, myself included, have stayed away from Blackberry precisely because the cramped keyboard doesn't appeal to use for serious texting/e-mailing”

    You sir, are an idiot. The MAIN reason everyone who uses a Blackberry keeps with them is that their Qwerty thumb keyboard layout is THE best means of text interfacing. There is nothing on any other phone that is anywhere close to the speed of the Blackberry way. Acai Optimum