RIM is looking to hit hard and relaunch itself on the smartphone market, with over 225 partners announced worldwide for the distribution of the new BlackBerry handsets, all running on the brand new OS, BlackBerry 7. No date has yet been given for availability of the new smartphones, but RIM assures us that they will be with the distributors before the end of August.
Three new Torch models: 9810, 9850 and 9860The BlackBerry 9810 isn't like other Torch handsets. In addition to its 3.2-inch touch screen (800x480 pixels), it has a sliding keyboard. The 9810 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon clocked at 1.2 Ghz, 768 MB of flash memory, an 8 GB in-built memory and a microSD slot. The digital camera has a 5 megapixel sensor with 720p video capture. It has a wi-fi (b/g/n) connection as well as 3G and the Internet browser supports HTML5.
BlackBerry Torch 9860
BlackbBerry Torch 9810
The 9850 and 9860 are entirely touch operated (no sliding keyboard) with a 3.7-inch screen and a very similar spec to the 9810 but with an in-built 4 GB memory rather than 8 GB.
The Liquid Graphic technology, giving immediate responsiveness, is included on all the new Torch handsets.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 already announcedThe Bold 9900 series handsets have a 2.8-inch touch screen (640X480 pixels), a standard keyboard, a 1.2 GHz processor, 768 MB of RAM, 8 GB of in-built flash and a microSD slot. There's a 5 Megapixel photo sensor at the back of the handset and it can record video in HD 720p.
BlackBerry Bold 9900
These two models are the first BlackBerry handsets to include the Near Field Communication (NFC) technology for facilitated payments.
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