RIM Unveils BlackBerry Torch Smartphone

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.]