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BlackBerry Torch 9860 Picks Up Where Storm Left Off

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Aug 3, 2011, 7:08 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Aug 3, 2011, 7:43 AM

Research In Motion today announced the BlackBerry Torch 9860/9850, a brand new smartphone that has a 3.7-inch touch display with a software keyboard. The 9860/9850 has four physical keys below the screen, as well as an optical trackpad for on-screen navigation. Other features include a 5 megapixel camera with flash and autofocus, 1.2GHz processor, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. It comes with 4GB of internal storage and supports microSD cards up to 32GB. It runs the new BlackBerry 7 operating system, which RIM says includes support for advanced gaming and BlackBerry Messenger 6. The 9860/9850 comes in several configurations, including a dual-mode CDMA/UMTS device that supports networks such as Verizon and Sprint's, as well as the networks of operators in Europe. The GSM-only version comes in two variants, one quad-band GSM/EDGE and quad-band 800/850/1900/2100MHz HSPA+ (AT&T), as well as 900/1700/2100MHz UMTS (T-Mobile). The 9860/9850 will be available in select markets later this month. Pricing was not announced.

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Aug 3, 2011, 1:15 PM

This is very impressive

Lets just hope its not too late. I hope not because the more choice and competition then the better it is for us consumers. Depending on when this comes out, I might get this with Sprint. I will be debating on this or wp7-nokia (Hoping they even come out with a Sprint device)
Sprint should be getting the 9850 I believe with minor differences.
Why not Storm 3?? Or if not that, why not something completely new if their afraid that name has too much negative baggage. It makes no more sense to call this a Torch than it does to call it a Bold! Poor, confused RIM.

Aug 3, 2011, 7:45 AM

Where was this 4 years ago?

This press release is from 2007. Shocked
not sure, but its sexy... too bad its blackberry
mikkej2k said:
This press release is from 2007. Shocked

But the 1.2GHz processor, higher megapixel camera, more internal memory, optical trackpad, support for 32GB cards, a 3.7 inch screen, and OS7 aren't from 2007 Shocked
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