Research in Motion recently announced the new BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, Torch 9850/9860 and Torch 9810 phones, all running BlackBerry OS 7 and the same day, AT&T announced the phones as part of its upcoming BlackBerry 4G line-up.
Neither the official RIM nor the AT&T announcement indicated exact release dates for the phone but a Wireless Giant roadmap leak seems to hint dates on which these devices will land. AT&T officially announced that the 4G BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the 4G BlackBerry Torch 9860 will arrive later this year in AT&T’s [...]
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 BlackBerry Torch 2, also known as the 9810, has shown its face in a couple of videos as well as a couple of pictures more recently, right before it was believed to be passing FCC en-route to AT&T.
The upcoming BlackBerry OS version 7 will reportedly bring a new keyboard layout to the Torch 2. Both the 9810 and the 9850/60 are believed to be benefitting from the revamped input method. While the redesign may appear to be minor, RIM looks to be lining up the software input method on the Torch 2 with the one found on the company’s tablet, the BlackBerry [...]
RIM’s got seven new BlackBerry smartphones on the way, and we’ve already started to see signs of them show up with FCC certification paperwork, like with the Bold 9900. The latest to have that honor looks like it could be the Torch 2, sporting bands for AT&T operation.
The 9900 we saw earlier this week is model RDU71CW. Today, FCC paperwork has arrived for the RDM71UW, but how can we tell what BlackBerry it is? One big hint comes from the documents that show the placement of the smartphone’s FCC label. While we only get to see a technical sketch of the [...]
It’s no secret that RIM has a whole bunch of new BlackBery smartphones on the way to help revamp its aging product lineup. We’ve seen leaks, heard them mentioned on carrier roadmaps, and watched others get their FCC certifications; while we know these details for some models, we haven’t had an overall picture of just what RIMs plans are. At the company’s recent annual shareholders meeting, RIM Co-CEO Jim Basillie clearly spelled it out: there are seven new BlackBerry models set to arrive in the near future.
Have we seen all seven of these smartphones yet? [...]
These are a few handsets scheduled to hit AT&T in the next several months; nothing earth-shattering here (Holiday? Lead? Attain?), but still worth passing along.
From top-tier manufacturers we have the BlackBerry Uwan 9810 and the HTC Iele — better known as the Torch 2 and HTC ChaCha, respectively — along with the Samsung Habrok SGH-i857, which we’ve not seen before. Both Torch 2 and ChaCha were widely expected to hit AT&T, and with Q2 winding down, it looks like we can possibly expect these handsets in the next month. The Habrok (AT&T codename, [...]
RIM’s BlackBerry Torch 2 has managed to keep a relatively low profile, showing up on video last month, but largely managing to stay off the radar. The camera-shy smartphone was bound to pop back up sooner or later, and sure enough, an evaluation unit of the Torch 2 has just put in a blurrycam appearance.
The new Torch successor will launch with BlackBerry OS 7, which itself leaked earlier this week. With leaked specs claiming the phone will have a 1.2GHz CPU, 768MB of RAM, and HD-video-capable camera, the Torch 2 will be among the upcoming BlackBerry smartphones with a [...]