360 View of BlackBerry Torch 9800 Slider Phone on RIM

By Daniel Chubb - Aug 3, 2010

During today’s live press event by RIM and AT&T CEO’s, we found out that the new BlackBerry was called “Torch” and had a model of 9800. The new BlackBerry slider phone will only be available on AT&T’s network.

Mike Lazaridis – RIM co-CEO – said that the BlackBerry Torch got it’s name from the company that helped them put it together, and the device is the first to have a WebKit browser.

The official BlackBerry Torch 9800 page has just gone live on Research In Motion’s site, and here you can see a 360 view of the new BlackBerry. It really looks nice, especially being able to see from all angles.

Main features include a tethered modem, GPS, Wi-Fi, camera and video recording, social feeds, instant messaging, 3G network support, a full QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad, and a 3.2-inch HVGA+ touch screen that can sense light and has a proximity detector.

You can see the full specs and features on blackberry.com. Have a look at the 360 view, and the official RIM page, and then let us know what you think of the new BlackBerry.

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Also See: New Blackberry 9800: Will RIM win Android users?

  • Kirstin

    This might seem like a silly question, but does it hold much music, or would I need a media card of some sort? And can I plug earphones into it?

  • Jordan

    I WILL BUY BB TORCH 2

  • rockstar

    does skype works on this phone???

  • Carima

    Ummmmmm my problem iz tha slidin part hope it doesn't loosen easily…………. otherwise from tht love tha phone and imma get it 🙂

  • Katelin

    There is a front facing camera and you can see it in the image in the top right of the phone.

    • Sorry, Charlie. That's the proximity sensor. You have to realize that video calling doesn't work (yet). iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 (but has to be on WiFi) or Evo to Evo (and has to be in 4G coverage). Raise your hand if you would ever make that happen on a regular basis.

  • George

    a frontal camera would make this phone accessible for live video calls for the hearing and speaking challenged people and I think RIM should certainly take that into consideration in the near future.
    Just a suggestion here.
    Thanks

  • Teedee

    This is a really lovely one… But,my fear is the sliding part of it… I hope it won’t give any problems… Definitely upgrading if it won’t…

  • This phone would've been great if it has a front-facing camera. For almost all of the high-end smartphones nowadays, are switching to that, ever since the iPhone 4, touted that it's one of the most important App for everyone. Blackberry Torch: Things You Should Know

  • JASO

    WILL IT HAVE VIDEO CALLING?