AT&T is pouring some love on to the BlackBerry line of phones with the announcement this morning of three new additions to the Torch line. The phones will be coming out at different times, but if you’re ready for a new phone from RIM on Ma Bell, you’re going to be very happy.
First up is the BlackBerry Torch 9810, the phone that was long rumored to be called BlackBerry Torch 2. It appears due to the fact there are so many Torch-branded products coming that the name had to be switched up to a model number. We’ve been following this phone for quite some time with early hands-on moments with it, so it’s especially nice for us to finally see it being released.
Essentially this successor to the BlackBerry Torch improves every aspect of the original while keeping the styling that made it a hit.
BlackBerry Torch 9810 Tech Specs
- 1.2GHz processor
- 4G Speeds
- BlackBerry OS 7
- 3.2-inch touch display powered by BlackBerry Liquid Graphics (480 x 640)
- 5-megapixel camera with HD 720p video recording
- 8 gigabytes of onboard storage
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 2.1
- 1300 mAh battery
- Release: Unknown date in August
Also planned for this year, but with no definite release date as of yet, are the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860. As with the Torch 9810, all of the phones will include 4G speeds.
“BlackBerry customers are passionate about their smartphones – and they know to come to AT&T for the best choice,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “From being the first carrier to offer the BlackBerry solution in 1999 to the broadest lineup of 4G-capable BlackBerry smartphones this year, we’ll continue to offer our customers the leading BlackBerry portfolio in the U.S.”
Considering the recent financial problems of RIM, the company is in need of some hits, and from what we know of these new devices, they may do very well.
What do you think of the BlackBerry Torch 9810 and the other upcoming handsets?