BlackBerry Torch 9800 Available September 24th

September 2, 2010 by
Over the last 2 days, 4 carriers have announced they will be releasing the BlackBerry Torch 9800 on September 24th. Bell (via Twitter & their website), Rogers (via their website), Telus (via press release) and Virgin Mobile (via Facebook/Twitter). If you're looking to get your hands on the first smartphone running on the new BlackBerry OS 6.0, the choice is yours.

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 features a redesigned interface, and new browser that will allow you to view HTML web pages quickly and clearly. It will also offer better messaging capabilities and RSS feeds, offering integrated access to your instant messaging applications and social networking sites. Plus, there's the enhanced multimedia functions and universal search feature. The BlackBerry Torch 9800 sports a 5.0 MP camera, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, and features a large touch screen with optical trackpad and full, 35-key slide-out QWERTY keyboard. We'll give you pricing details when we have them (Rogers is the only one who has mentioned pricing so far - starting as low as $199.99 on select 3-year terms - so we expect the other carriers will have similar pricing).

**Update: SaskTel has announced that they too will be releasing the BlackBerry Torch at the end of the month.

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Features

  • Wi-Fi & GPS
  • BlackBerry OS 6.0
  • Multimedia player
  • Integrated social feeds
  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • 5.0 MP camera with video capture
  • BlackBerry® friendly Facebook®, Twitter® and YouTube™ apps
  • 4 GB onboard memory with a 4 GB card in the box (expandable up to 32 GB)
  • Touch screen with on-screen keyboard: portrait SureType®, QWERTY and multi-tap, landscape QWERTY
  • Best ever BlackBerry® multimedia experience with videos and pod-casts, and faster, richer web browsing

Posted in: Bell, BlackBerry, Rogers, Sasktel, TELUS, Virgin Mobile