BlackBerry Torch 9800

RIM get official on BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry 6 Java SDK

RIM get official on BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry 6 Java SDK

AT&T may have scooped RIM's BlackBerry Torch 9800 reveal, but the Canadian company is now filling in the meat of the OS 6 smartphone story.  We already know the quadband UMTS/HSPA smartphone is arriving on AT&T come August 12th, complete with a 3.2-inch touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard and WiFi b/g/n, but now we have full details on the BlackBerry 6 OS it'll be running, plus a new Java SDK to support the refreshed platform.

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BlackBerry 6 confirmed for Bold 9700, Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G

BlackBerry 6 confirmed for Bold 9700, Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G

All eyes may be on the BlackBerry Torch 9800 this morning, but there are plenty of people wondering if they'll see RIM's new BlackBerry 6 OS arrive on their existing smartphone.  The company has confirmed that they have updates planned for the BlackBerry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Bold 9650 and BlackBerry Pearl 3G.

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AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 gets early unveil

AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 gets early unveil

We can't see RIM being too pleased - their event hasn't even started yet - but AT&T has already announced the BlackBerry Torch 9800.  A new teaser page has gone live, confirming the smartphone's 3.2-inch 480 x 360 touchscreen display, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and 5-megapixel autofocus camera with flash, along with BlackBerry OS 6.

Update: Official RIM product page for the Torch 9800 is now live.

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