Behold, the BlackBerry Torch

by Pedro Hernandez on August 3, 2010 · 0 comments

AT&T customers have a new BlackBerry handset to look forward to this month. When the BlackBerry Torch 9800 from Reasearch in Motion (RIM) goes on sale August 12, it will be rocking the company’s latest operating system, BlackBerry 6 OS, which promises better web browsing, integrated social features (think Facebook and Twitter) and improved multimedia support and performance.

Of course, the most striking aspect of the smartphone is the touchscreen and slider combo that gives users the best of both worlds: touchscreen interactivity (a 3.2-inch, 360×480 pixel capacitive touch screen ) and RIM’s class-defining keyboard.  Other features include a 5MP camera with LED flash; 4 GB of internal memory with microSD/SDHD memory card slot expansion support (ships with a 4 GB card for 8 GB of storage out of the box); and built-in GPS.

In addition to AT&T stores, the handset will be available at Best Buy, Wal-Mart and RadioShack for $199.99.

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