RIM Unveils BlackBerry Torch Smartphone

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RIM introduced its BlackBerry Torch smartphone on Tuesday with support for the company’s Media Sync service that streams DRM-free music from your home media library over Wi-Fi connections. While RIM was prepping to show off its new smartphone to journalists Tuesday morning, AT&T jumped the gun and published a Web page detailing the device’s features.

RIM’s BlackBerry Torch

According to AT&T’s Web site, the BlackBerry Torch sports BlackBerry 6 OS, a 3.2-inch 480x360 touch-based screen, a slide-out keyboard, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB storage and a MicroSD card slot, 802.11 b/g/n wireless networking, Bluetooth, and a 5 megapixel camera with flash.

AT&T isn’t saying when the Torch will ship, or how much it will cost, so for now it’s hard to tell what chance it has of competing with Apple’s popular iPhone or Android-based smartphones.

[Thanks to SlashGear for the heads up.]

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5 Comments Leave Your Own

Tiger

who’s naming these things?

Storm ultimately became known as the Drizzle.

Torch will become the Flicker.

Lee Dronick

There are still a few women from my past for whom I still carry a torch. smile

Okay, how does the Blackberry OS compare to iOS4 and Android?

geoduck

Torch will become the Flicker.

Unless of course if they have a problem with them catching on fire. :groucho:
From the video I could see, no front facing camera so no Skype etc. The same cramped difficult to use (IMO) keyboard as other BB devices.
It’s better than older BB devices but it’s no iPhone/Android.

Tiger

At what point does RIM be held accountable for all their users with RSIs? Never could stand those keyboards!

Khaled

it’s hot ....
no not really :p

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