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BlackBerry Torch Web Site Reveals New Slider

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Aug 3, 2010, 9:49 AM   by Philip Berne
updated Aug 3, 2010, 10:35 AM

The new BlackBerry Torch, expected to be revealed today at an event with co-sponsor AT&T, has been revealed on an AT&T Web site. The upcoming phone will be a QWERTY slider with a 3.2-inch, HVGA touchscreen display and an optical trackpad. The phone will use a new BlackBerry 6 OS with a "new rich Web browsing experience." Inside, the phone will pack 512MB of RAM, plus 4GB of Flash storage, in addition to a microSD slot with a preloaded 4GB card. The Torch is driven by a 624 MHz processor. The phone will offer tabbed browsing and multi-touch, pinch-to-zoom capabilities. A new social networking feed application will come bundled with the device, with support for Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. The new Torch will shoot photos with a 5 megapixel camera. The phone will support Wi-Fi with 802.11n networking. AT&T's BlackBerry Torch will use tri-band HSDPA networking and quad-band EDGE. The phone will be available on August 12 for $200 with a contract agreement.

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justfinethanku

Aug 3, 2010, 7:40 PM

This is a step in the right direction.

Although, just about anything is a step in the right direction for RIM right now.

Good luck Blackberry, I honestly hope you can make the phone I remember, the one that used to make me wonder "what does that guy do for a living" when I was a kid.

You have failed over and over and over again, but there is no such thing as a failure that keeps trying.
justfinethanku said:
Although, just about anything is a step in the right direction for RIM right now.

Good luck Blackberry, I honestly hope you can make the phone I remember, the one that used to make me wonder "what does that
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bluecoyote

Aug 3, 2010, 12:33 PM

Blackberry Announces Pre Killer

Laughing

Blackberries have never been about the raw specs, but um... this is looking a little dated..
Laughing Laughing
and the iphone 4 uses technology used in europe for years, especially front facing cameras for video chat!
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bluecoyote said:
Laughing

Blackberries have never been about the raw specs, but um... this is looking a little dated..


What's truly ironic about your subject title is that no gives a damn about the Pre and this pho...
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Jtandt

Aug 3, 2010, 10:23 AM

torch/9800 bold

yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhh. whew i need to let that out
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy That is my ish!!!! It's about damn time!!!!!
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eliasarcade

Aug 3, 2010, 12:13 PM

Anybody remember the Pearl Flip?

lol. I hope that RIM is able to explore this form factor without an epic fail. RIM has done touchscreens and even though the Storm 1 was horrible the storm 2 was vastly improved so I'm not too worried about the touchscreen. The slider makes me nervous, because this is unknown territory to RIM.

I guess we'll know soon enough.
The pearl flip sucked highly.
e730

Aug 3, 2010, 12:53 PM

HVGA display?

Does anyone have any information regarding the sunlight legibility of an HVGA screen?

Im curious as to how clear the screen is in direct sunlight. (not that i'll be exposing it to the sun constantly, but i do go outside every so often)
slolearner

Aug 3, 2010, 11:37 AM

Professionalism

:-) Stoked about the phone... but I have a few reservations.

How do you think this new design affects the look and feel of the device? When selling to a business-user, I always touch on the vanity and toughness of the Blackberry series. Do you think the form factor might turn away users that would consider the phone less professional in form, and conceivably more fragile as well?
I actually believe it looks quite professional, but it does look rather fragile in the picture... but c'mon man it's RIM, you know it's built tough
 
 
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