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Blackberry Torch 9860 and Torch 9810 first look

You’ve probably heard all about the new launches from RIM today we brought you news of three new UK bound smartphones. Each devices runs the latest version of it’s operating system: Blackberry 7 OS, the Blackberry Bold 9900 and two versions of the Torch, the 9810 and the 9860.

The most interesting release is the Blackberry Torch 9850/9860 (the variant is for the type of market), which is the first Touchscreen-only version of the Torch.


At 3.7-inches,the screen is the largest ever on a Blackberry and included Liquid Graphics technology, a new feature of Blackberry 7 OS, here you notice the difference it brings. Swapping between pages is quick and smooth banishing firmly memories of the Storm.

Finally the Blackberry Torch 9810 is the natural successor to the Torch 9800 and continues the 3.2-inch touchscreen/full QWERTY hybrid design.


Powered by a 1.2Ghz processor with 768Mb RAM, it feels noticeably quicker than its predecessor, helped of course by Liquid Graphics, which make it very easy to move from screen to screen. The menu system seems very similar to the original, with the same layout and method of moving features around.

All new versions of the Blackberry included a 5-megapixel camera for stills and 720p HD video and 8GB internal memory and of course the latest version of Blackberry Messenger.


We only had a brief hands-on with the Torch 9860 and Torch 9810, but we know both will be on several UK networks from August to September.


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