Blackberry Torch aka Blackberry Slider 9800

Blackberry Slider 9800 aka “Blackberry Torch” – Here is something new for all Blackberry smartphones fanatics out there. Research In Motion (RIM) recently introduced its latest model of smart phone named Blackberry 9800 or moreĀ  commonly known as “Torch”.

So what’s new with this newest Blackberry mobile device? Firs of all, it’s the first of its kind to have a Blackberry 6 device software. With this new software, the phone gets a complete update of the system, apps, and user interface. Second it is the first Blackberry sliding device, thus it is also called by many as “Blackberry Slider”.

On the hardware side, the Blackberry Torch features a 3.2-inch touch screen screen display with a 480×360 (HVGA+) resolution, and 4GB of built-in memory and 512MB of Flash memory. That’s a lot of rooms for all your files like music, videos, documents, and other stuffs. That memory capacity can still be expanded up to 32GB through the device’s MicroSD/SDHC card slot.

The camera resolution has also been upgraded too from the last 3.2-megapixel of Blackberry 9700 to a 5-megapixel. The Blackberry Torch has also built in an image stabilizer–something few smartphones have. Additionally the camera software supports geotagging with the phone’s built-in GPS unit, as well as autofocus.

The phone is set to be on sale starting August 12 at $199. However, it would be initially available with a two-year contract with AT&T. What do you think of this new Blackberry phone? Will it be able to compete with the recent success of Apple’s iPhone?

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