Rim Blackberry Torch 9800 Slider Release Date, Specifications, Features & Price: AT&T and RIM today took the wraps off the new BlackBerry Torch 9800 (named after the maker of the new BlackBerry Webkit browser, Torch Mobile). The new QWERTY touch slider is the first BlackBerry phone to be powered by BlackBerry OS 6 and to feature App World out-of-box. The official release date on AT&T Wireless is set to August 12 (through AT&T’s online and retail stores, as well as Best Buy, Wal-Mart and RadioShack), infosyncworld reported.
BlackBerry Torch 9800 Specification and Review: BlackBerry Torch ships with BlackBerry OS 6.0. Naturally, the new home screen, web browser, social feed, gallery application with Wi-Fi sync, universal search all get into the default features of the device. BlackBerry Torch 9800 has a 3.2 inch touch screen with 480 x 360 pixels resolution. Typical Blackberry track-pad is placed under this screen. There is a five mega pixel camera with auto focus, LED flash, 11 scene modes and VGA video recording. BlackBerry Torch incorporates 512 MB of phone memory and 4GB inbuilt storage, which is expendable up-to 32GB using MicroSD card (4GB card included). Other features of BlackBerry Torch 9800 include, built in GPS with BlackBerry maps, 1300 mAhr removable battery, Bluetooth, Email and instant messaging, BlackBerry enterprise services, YouTube app, music player, 3.5 mm headphone jack and Wi-Fi.
BlackBerry Torch Brings New BlackBerry 6 Features: Courtesy of BlackBerry 6 OS, the BlackBerry Torch receives a range of key upgrades in the software department. A new full HTML Webkit browser offers tabbed browsing for accessing multiple web pages at the same time, and the browser supports the popular pinch-to-zoom multi-touch gesture. BlackBerry 6 also gives users a single view for social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Furthermore, a next-generation messaging experience includes group messaging for up to 10 people and locations, while a new universal search is available throughout the BlackBerry experience. Here’s a video demonstration of some of these features, as well as an in-depth description of the BlackBerry 6 multimedia experience:
Blackberry Torch 9800 Price and Release Date: The BlackBerry Torch 9800 will be available for $200 with 2-year service agreement on a qualifying rate plan and smartphone data plan required. New smartphone customers may choose from two AT&T monthly data plan options, $15 for 200 MB of wireless data or $25 for 2 GB. Enterprise and small business customers should contact their account representative for pricing details.