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RIM releases BlackBerry Torch 9800

Published on August 6th, 2010 | by sylv3rblade

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As touchscreen smartphones become the norm for a large part of it’s market, it seems like enterprisey-BlackBerries are getting left behind.  To address that, RIM has unveiled it’s latest BlackBerry Torch 9800 handset which comes with both a full qwerty slider keyboard and a full touch-screen display.

RIM releases BlackBerry Torch 9800

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Specifications

Display

  • 3.2” HVGA+ touch screen (480×360)
  • Font size (user selectable)
  • Light-sensing and proximity detecting screen

Camera & Video Recording

  • 5 MP camera
  • Continuous auto-focus
  • Image stabilization
  • Flash
  • 11 scene modes
  • 2X digital zoom
  • VGA (640×480) video recording
  • Geotagging

Battery & Battery Life

  • 1300 mAHr removable/rechargeable lithium-ion cell
  • Standby Time: GSM® – up to 18 days, UMTS – up to 14 days
  • Talk Time: GSM – up to 5.5 hours, UMTS – up to 5.8 hours
  • Music Playback: up to 30 hours
  • Video Playback: up to 6 hours

Data Input & Navigation

  • Trackpad located on front face of device, ESC key to the right, Menu key to the left
  • Touch screen with on-screen keyboard: portrait SureType®, QWERTY and multi-tap, landscape QWERTY
  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard with backlighting

Voice Input & Output

  • 3.5mm stereo headset capable
  • Integrated speaker and microphone
  • Hands-free headset capable
  • Bluetooth headset capable
  • Integrated hands-free speakerphone
  • M3, T3 (open position only) Rating for hearing aids (PDF)

Media Player

  • Windows Media DRM 10 for music & video
  • Video format support: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3
  • Audio format support: MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMV, Flac, Ogg Vorbis

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR; Headset, Handsfree, Serial Port Profile, Stereo Audio (A2DP/AVCRP), SIM Access Profile, Dial-up Networking and Messaging Access Profile.
  • Bluetooth Stereo Audio (A2DP/AVCRP)

Memory

  • 512 MB flash memory / 512 MB SDRAM
  • 4 GB eMMC + 4 GB media card included
  • Expandable memory – support for microSD card up to 32 GB

Wi-Fi

  • 802.11 b/g/n
  • WPA / WPA2 Personal and Enterprise
  • Cisco CCX certified
  • Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry Internet Bundle
  • Support for UMA (carrier-dependent)

Wireless Networks

  • Tri-band 3G UMTS networks: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

The Torch will be available to AT&T customers starting August 12. No word on pricing and worldwide availability.

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