BlackBerry Torch 9800 Also Launching 9/24 on Bell, Telus, Virgin
When it rains in Canada it pours, apparently, as three separate carriers from up North have joined Rogers in announcing a September 24th release date for the OS 6-powered BlackBerry Torch 9800. Telus, Bell, and Virgin Mobile will all release the touchscreen slider simultaneously with Rogers, although none have joined Rogers in announcing a release price (which is $199 on a three-year contract from Canada’s second largest network).
While four carriers may be adding the native son Torch to their lineups, there’s little any of them can do to combat the largely negative reviews that the handset has been earning. Theoretically offering the best of both worlds with a Storm-like touchscreen plus keyboard, the Torch has been dinged for numerous flaws, although the most glaring problem simply seems to be its lack of a truly modern spec sheet.