By Evan Blass | July 25, 2011 9:23 PM
It’s not like we haven’t seen the BlackBerry 9810 Torch 2 or 9860 Touch/Volt before — they’ve been spotted in the wild numerous times — so the appearance of press imagery really just serves to suggest that an official launch is impending. Both OS 7 handsets are scheduled to arrive on multiple US carriers, whereas their predecessors, the original Torch and Storm 2, are exclusive to AT&T and Verizon, respectively.
The Torch 2 brings a 1.2GHz CPU and VGA resolution to the original QWERTY slider, while the Touch/Volt (codenames: Monaco/Monza for the CDMA and GSM versions) is expected to offer the same processor along with a 3.7-inch WVGA display. A purported leaked Sprint roadmap from earlier today implied that we’ll see the Storm 2 successor in mid-August, and we’d expect the Torch 2 in that same timeframe.