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
- Navigation: Touchscreen, Trackpad
- Bluetooth 2.1