BlackBerry Torch 9800, BlackBerry 6 Revealed, On It’s Way to AT&T

Today RIM and AT&T held an event to reveal their next device, the BlackBerry Slider we’ve been seeing pictures of.  Well that slider has a name, the BlackBerry Torch, named for Torch Mobile, the company they bought to build their WebKit browser (Anyone remember Iris Browser for WM?).

Personally, I think it looks kind of funky, like it could be sleeker or something like that.  But that’s just me. 

This device will be the first to run RIM OS 6 (now called BlackBerry 6), the OS that RIM hopes will bring them up to the game with iOS 4 and Android.  It includes a new home screen and menu, more social networking integration, and improved multimedia.  Hopefully they’ve improved video playback.

The Specs of the device are as listed:

  • Approximately 4.4" x 2.4" x 0.57" (closed), 5.8" x 2.4" x 0.57" (open)
  • Approximately 5.7 oz.
  • 512MB Flash Memory, 4GB on board storage, expandable up to 32GB (comes with 4GB microSD card)
  • 3.2” capacitive touchscreen (no SurePress yay) display (480×360 at 188ppi)
  • 5MP camera with flash, continuous autofocus, face detection, geotagging
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • GPS
  • Navigation: Touchscreen, Trackpad
  • Bluetooth 2.1

About Sam Joseph Hobson

Sam Hobson is an Afro-Latino computer nerd. He enjoys building, programming, and hacking computers and devices of all sorts. He is also a well versed programmer, experienced in Java and Python. He first discovered his love for mobile technology when he recieved his first smartphone, a Windows Mobile powered HP 910c. Since then, he has changed beats quite frequently, using Palm webOS, BlackBerry, and Android powered phones. He was born and is being raised in Texas (but is not a cowboy). Aside from being a gadget freak, he is also a music lover, and enjoys R&B, Hip-Hop, and Jazz music. Currently he is a Senior in High School, and plans to attend University of Texas at Austin and obtain his Ph.D. in Orthopedic Surgery. He is also considering University of Texas at San Antonio for a Ph.D. in Computer Science. At the moment, he is unsure. See Sam's Articles [HERE]