BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review: New York, NY Aug 3rd 2010. AT&T and Blackberry announced the upcoming release of the new and first sliding keyboard touch-screen BlackBerry Torch 9800 cell phone. This Blackberry responds to all the issues that Blackberry users have pointed out during the years and Blackberry listened by making this Blackberry Torch the perfect Blackberry.
In the post Blackberry clients complained about the trackball; Blackberry added the optical trackpad which doesn't get stuck as the ball used to. Users also complained about the smaller screen when comparing it to its smartphone competitors. Therefore, Blackberry introduced a full QWERTY slider with a 3.2-inch, HVGA touchscreen display. It will also include a 5 megapixel camera.
AT&T claims the Torch to be the 1st BlackBerry with next-generation messaging including group messaging for up to 10 people and locations. Furthermore it will allow Social networking feed application for one view of all your favorite sites such as Facebook®, Twitter™ and MySpace®.
The Blackberry 9800 Torch will use the new BlackBerry 6 Operating System and will be carried by AT&T. Expected release date is Aug 12th 2010.