RIM Introduces New Blackberry Torch 9810 and Torch 9860
We write to you live from the Soho Hotel in London, where Research in Motion presents today two new terminals in its Torch range. They are the Blackberry Torch 9810 and the Blackberry Torch 9860 (to be called 9850 in the United States).
The Blackberry Torch 9810 is the new version of the Torch that we all know and combines, like its predecessor, a touch screen and a full qwerty keyboard in a sliding format. The 9810 displays a 3.2-inch diagonal screen with 640x480 pixel resolution.
Inside, the Torch 9810 hides a 1Ghz single-core processor supported by 762MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage space, and MicroSD card slot with capacity for up to 32GB. The camera of this ‘Torch 2’ is five megapixels and has a flash LED and 720p HD video recording. The Torch 9810 was already an old acquaintance in the Internet gossip and, in fact, its launch was leaked this morning thanks to the corresponding shit (intentional or not) from AT&T.
The one that is new, at least in terms of leaks, is the Blackberry Torch 9860. Under this name is the successor to the Storm family, which RIM seems to intend to discontinue permanently. The Torch 9860 is fully touchscreen (it doesn't have a physical keyboard) and features the same processor as its launch companion, a 1.2Ghz. The Torch 9860's screen is the largest on a Blackberry terminal to date: 3.7 inches with which RIM He hopes to put all the meat on the grill for multimedia playback and video games.
At the moment, RIM It has not made a statement about the price or launch date of these new terminals, although it is unofficially commented that they could reach stores on the other side of the Atlantic next week. In Spain, the first to arrive will be the 9900 that they presented in Orlando, whose landing date will be in September.
Blackberry OS 7
Both Blackberry will have installed the new version of the operating system of RIM. Blackberry OS 7 has the new Liquid Graphics interface, a fine-tuned browser to improve its speed by 40%, and version 6 of the popular Blackberry Messenger.
The messaging program is integrated into Blackberry OS 7 with Wikitude to accurately show the position of our Blackberry Messenger contacts on the map. The new software also promises some augmented reality applications that we can see after the presentation. Throughout the day we will tell you how we see these new Blackberry. For now, we say goodbye from sunny London for a change.