RIM announced the BlackBerry Torch 9850 / 9860 smartphones, its first first full-touch models. The new smartphones will be powered by the new BlackBerry 7 operating system, that RIM claims browses the web 40% faster than its previous generation phones. The 9850 / 9860 smartphones feature a new 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display, the largest ever on a BlackBerry smartphone, and trackpad for easy navigation.
The 9850 model is the CDMA model and will be carried by Sprint, while the 9860 is the GSM/HSPA model likely be offered from T-Mobile or AT&T. Otherwise the features and specs are just about indentical, except the the 9850 achieves a slightly longer batter life.
- 3.7-inch touch display
- 1.2GHz processor
- BlackBerry 7 OS
- 5-megapixel camera, flash, HD video recording
- 4GB onboard memory, expandable up to 36GB via microSD
- Autonomous and simultaneous GPS enabled with preloaded BlackBerry Maps application
- 802.11 b/g/n enabled
- World phone capable
- Size: 120mm x 62mm x 11.5mm
Price and Availability
To be announced at a later date.