Canadian Carriers Announce BlackBerry Torch 9800 (Update)

Andrew Duong August 3, 2010 0

The famous and mysterious 9800 has been announced by the 4 Canadian carriers and the name of it will be called the Torch. The Torch includes a fairly large 3.2 inch touchscreen with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard as well and will be running RIM’s newest OS6.0.

Features include:

-A 5 megapixel camera
-Built-in GPS and Wi-Fi
-A new web browser
-Enhanced multimedia features for video, music, pictures and podcasts
-The new Social Feeds app for managing multiple social networks
-4 GB built-in memory plus microSD slot for memory cards up to 32 GB
-Tri-band HSDPA (3G) and quad-band EDGE support

No information on when its going to be released. Only info is “in a couple of weeks.” I’m definitely jumping for it. Are you?

Here are official statements from each carrier:

Bell – The new BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 smartphone with BlackBerry® 6 will be coming this fall to Bell Mobility. And because apps work best on the best network, Bell clients will enjoy using the BlackBerry 9800 Torch to access impressive mobile services from Bell like TV, radio, Remote PVR, Visual Voicemail, GPS Navigator and more. We will keep you posted with more details as we get closer to availability.

Rogers – You may have seen Research in Motion’s announcement this morning unveiling the much-anticipated BlackBerry Torch 9800.  We’re excited to tell you we will carry this stylish smartphone as part of our BlackBerry lineup in the coming

TELUS – The new BlackBerry Torch 9800 with BlackBerry 6 will be coming from TELUS this year. we’ll keep you posted with more details as we get closer to launch on our network.

Virgin Mobile – new smartphone update! the blackberry torch 9800 with blackberry 6 is coming soon. stay tuned for details…

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