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RIM to formally introduce the BlackBerry Torch to the market

A couple of weeks ago, Research In Motion (RIM) announced that the BlackBerry Curve 3G will make its way to the local market through formal channels. This week, their latest BlackBerry which is the Torch will make its debut in the country.

BlackBerry Torch

Actually, you can already buy the BlackBerry Torch in the grey market but RIM will be working with local telco providers to supply their latest BlackBerry phone. The BlackBerry Torch 9800 has a 3.2″ touchscreen display as well as a slideout QWERTY keyboard. It’s not as powerful as the 1GHz processor of today’s high-end phones but its 624 MHz processor is fairly adequate to handle the typical tasks of a BlackBerry running on OS 6.0.

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Specs:

  • 624 MHz processor
  • BlackBerry OS 6.0
  • 3.2″ TFT capacitive touchscreen (360 x 480 pixels)
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash
  • 4 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
  • Expandable microSD storage up to 32GB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery

RIM will announce the BlackBerry Torch this Friday and we’ll give you more details with regards to pricing and date of availability by then. Or if you have questions about the Torch that you want us to ask, let us know by leaving a comment.

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