BlackBerry Torch 9860: Hands-on video shows liquid graphics

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RIM has continued its onslaught to gain more market share to bring them back up to speed with the likes of iOS and Android based handsets by revealing three new BlackBerry handsets today, all of which will be running their next gen operating system – BlackBerry OS 7.

Along with the BlackBerry Torch 9810, which is due this month, RIM have also revealed information about two other phones including that of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the most impressive from our point of view – the BlackBerry Torch 9860.

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The latter has been on our radar for some while, and just last month we got a sneak preview of what the phone could do via a hands-on-video. Check out this link for more information on that story.

Since that video though, Crackberry.com have taken the time to give us a guided video walkthrough of the BlackBerry Torch 9860, and show us Liquid Graphics plus all the other BB 7 OS goodies that this non-QWERTY keyboard phone offers.

The first thing you will notice is that the phone is engineered quite beautifully, and looks like the main ascetics of most BlackBerry handsets. Now, whether or not this is the final version, we could not help but notice a short lag time in between switching from portrait to landscape and back, given that of what we have seen the Samsung Galaxy S2 II do.

Picking aside, the video keeps you gripped as to how well the BlackBerry 9860 has been developed. I see seamless, fast paced application switching, and we are also told that the browsing experience is up to 40% faster than BlackBerry OS 6, which as from previous OS’ has been one of the major flaws in the BlackBerry system.

Of course, the video demo explains what this phone is all about. It also shows off Wikitude, an augmented reality experience application that gives you information based on BBM, Twitter, Flikr and many other applications that it supports.

I guess there is no clear way for us to explain apart from just saying to you to watch this video, as it has rekindled my spark in RIM to get it just right again.

If you are on of the 67 million BlackBerry users out there, how do you rate the BlackBerry Torch 9860?