New BlackBerry Torch 9850, 9860 and 9810 officially announced
Research in Motion has finally taken the wraps off two new BlackBerry smartphones that run OS 7: the Torch 9850 / 9860 and Torch 9810.
As suggested by lots of previous leaks, the BlackBerry Torch 9850 / 9860 is an all-touch smartphone which comes with a 3.7 inch WVGA display – the largest ever found on a RIM handset. The new Torch also comes with: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, BlackBerry Maps, 5MP camera with flash and 720p video recording, 768MB of RAM, 1.2GHz single-core processor, 4GB of on-board memory, and MicroSD card support.
The Torch 9860 is a GSM / HSDPA device, while the Torch 9850 is a CDMA one (thus it should be released by Verizon and / or Sprint in the US). Other than that, they’re identical. You can find out more about the Torch 9850 / 9860 here at RIM.
As for the Torch 9810 – already spotted n AT&T’s website – this doesn’t looks different from the old Torch 9800 (launched in 2010), but it comes with enhanced features, including: 3.2 inch VGA (640 x 480) touchscreen display, 1.2Ghz processor, 768MB of RAM, 8GB of on-board memory, and HD video recording. More info can be found here.
RIM says that its new BlackBerry 7 handsets (including the Bold Touch 9900 / 9930) will be available around the world starting later this month, via more than 225 carriers and distribution partners. For the moment, there’s no word on the prices of the new Torch phones.
Via Press release