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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air app is BBM Music for iOS?

While BlackBerry users are soon going to be sharing music over the BBM Music service, it looks like iOS will have its own answer to it, through the form of Zeppelin Air. The first app that was ever designed to collect and share tunes wirelessly on iOS devices. Hosting a party, but don't have a large enough variety of music, or you just don't have enough music at all?

Instead of subjecting your guests to the same old music, or letting them listen to boring, advertisement-filled radio, why not let them join in the fun with their own tunes instead? And that's what Zeppelin Air does. Using the power of AirPlay, Zeppelin Air, you'll be able to generate a huge playlist of songs from your guests (hopefully they have iOS devices), which you can then stream to an AirPlay compatible speaker dock for the whole party to enjoy.

Since you're the host, you'll be able to choose what tracks get selected, what tracks don't (i.e. if you don't want anything too vulgar or noisy going on - you've got the power to veto it). A lot of iOS-using friends required for best results. Head over to the Apple App Store to download it now (it's free).
source: Ubergizmo

BlackBerry's first QNX phone will come as early as Q1 2012

BlackBerry is currently testing out its first phone, running on the QNX platform - dubbed the BlackBerry Colt. BlackBerry's first QNX handheld will, however, most probably arrive in Q1 2012.

BlackBerry has lost a lot of ground to iOS and Android smartphones and many are hoping that QNX is just the platform to bring the Canadian manufacturer back to its former glory. 2012 isn't all that far away but the competition is set to become even more fierce until Q1 of 2012.

BlackBerry's new OS 7-running devices are still hot out of the oven, but QNX is already stirring great expectations.

There isn't much information about the Colt but BGR claim to have a valuable source with insider information on the mysterious device. So far we know that the Colt prototype in testing has a single-core processor and that it runs on the QNX platform - so far a BlackBerry Playbook-exclusive OS. Still, BlackBerry have hinted at dual-core QNX devices to come. It's also possible that BlackBerry will have to make some compromises in order to launch the device on time.

The Playbook launched without email support as BlackBerry had to rewrite its entire BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) code for it to support the QNX platform and it seems that now RIM is working on a new BES, specifically made for QNX. The first QNX-powered smartphone will probably launch without support for the current BES versions. The phone should, however, support Microsoft's ActiveSync out of the box - so Microsoft Exchange email will be possible.

BGR reports that the Software Verification team of RIM is hard at testing the BlackBerry Colt and the release date for the device will heavily depend on how this testing goes.
source: GSM Arena

BlackBerry Colt to be RIM's first QNX smartphone?

It was back in September 2010 that we've heard for the first time about RIM's plans to replace BlackBerry OS with QNX – its new platform that can be currently checked out on the PlayBook tablet. However, we've yet to see any QNX-based smartphone – even the latest Torch handsets still run BlackBerry OS.

So, when will RIM start to launch QNX smartphones? Well, it looks like it will happen in the first quarter of 2012. According to BGR, the first QNX smartphone is codenamed BlackBerry Colt. Reportedly, the Colt is in testing, and it features a single-core processor (which will certainly not make it a high-end device next year when it launches).

Another rumor has it that the Colt will not feature BlackBerry Enterprise Server integration, because RIM won't finish rewriting its BES code for QNX. The handset will have support for Microsoft ActiveSync “out of the box”, though.

(RIM's QNX as seen on the BlackBerry Playbook tablet)
source: Unwired View

BlackBerry Torch 9810 and Torch 9860 launching in Canada August 15th

Looking forward to get your hands on the upcoming BlackBerry Torch phones? To be specific, we mean the BlackBerry Torch 9810 and Torch 9860. According to the folks over at Mobile Syrup, it looks like the new BlackBerry Torch phones will be released next week. They managed to get their hands on a screenshot of the two phones' product pages over at Telus, and both of the phones have been pegged with a “15-Aug-2011″ launch date.

No mention of pricing, but hopefully the phones hit the US at the same time - or at least maybe a day or two later. I'm sure people are anxious to get their hands on the new BlackBerry phones. Anybody planning on picking up the Torch 9810x9860? Or is the Bold 9900 more your style?
source: Ubergizmo

Upcoming BlackBerry Colt QNX-based Smartphone

RIM has unveiled the BlackBerry Colt, which is known as the company's first QNX-based smartphone. Powered by a single core processor, the handset has a similar form factor to the BlackBerry Bold. Unfortunately, there is no further info about this handset. The company is currently aiming to release the BlackBerry Colt sometime in the first quarter of 2012. Stay tuned for more updates. [BGR]
source: TechFresh

BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 Available For Pre-Order At Vodafone UK

The all new BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 is now available for pre-order in the UK via Vodafone UK. The handset is currently being offered for free on plans starting at 41 GBP (about $66) per month. Specs-wise, the Bold Touch 9900 packs a 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen display, a 1.2GHz single-core processor, a 5MP camera with 720p HD video recording, a full QWERTY keyboard, HSPA, GPS, WiFi and runs on BlackBerry 7 OS. Pre-order yours now!
source: TechFresh

Sprint-branded BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930 spotted

We've already seen Verizon's BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930, and now it's time to take a peek at the version for Sprint, which has just appeared in an officially-looking render.

Sure enough, Sprint's 9930 is not different from Verizon's version, but it's good to see it – since this is some sort of a confirmation that the third largest US carrier will sell it it someday. Sadly, we don't know when exactly this will happen. But we know that the Bold Touch 9930 won't be the carrier's only BlackBerry 7 smartphone, since the Torch 9850 should also be launched (sometime “this fall”).

Like the 9900 (its GSM/HSDPA-only edition), the BlackBerry Bold 9930 features a 2.8 inch VGA touchscreen display, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, 5MP rear camera with 720p video recording, 768MB of RAM, 8GB of on-board memory, and a 1.2GHz single-core processor.
source: Unwired View

BlackBerry App World 3.0 beta now available

Research In Motion announced on Friday that BlackBerry App World 3.0 is now available for download from the BlackBerry Beta Zone. The updated app store offers a number of improvements, including the ability to search for applications directly from the new home screen. Users will be able to sort search results by name, price, rating, release date, best match and most popular. RIM also added quick access to “Games” and “Themes” subcategories directly on the new home screen. “Spotlight banners” will showcase hot new applications that RIM wants to highlight, too. Finally, users can choose to share new applications via Facebook, Twitter, BBM, SMS or email.
source: Boy Genius Report

RIM BlackBerry App World 3.0 beta adds home screen search, social media features

How better to celebrate your billionth download than with a brand new app store? RIM just rolled out App World 3.0 beta to its Beta Zone users, bringing with it a redesigned home screen created to "let you quickly find what BlackBerry app, game or theme you're looking for." Seems a bit overdue if you ask us, but better late than never, as the idiom goes. There are also new home screen icons for Games and BlackBerry Themes - the store's two most popular categories. (Yes, Themes really is one of the two most popular categories... behind Games, we hope.) You can also flick between app summaries, screenshots, and reviews from one screen, and share links to your favorite apps over Twitter, Facebook, email, SMS, and BBM. You may find it difficult to get too excited about an app store update, but for those of us who use BlackBerrys despite the occasionally less-than-stellar app experience, anything RIM can do to streamline the procurement process is more than welcome.
source: Engadget

RIM Unveils An Armada Of BlackBerry 7 Phones, Claims It's Third Largest BlackBerry Launch In History!

In fact, it is the first batch of BlackBerry 7 phones that RIM released. Interestingly, two of the devices are all-touch based carrying the BlackBerry Torch 9800 legacy forward with their hybrid form factors while the other, the BlackBerry Bold, certainly is the first candybar genie from the Bold series to sport the new OS.

First in the series, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 features a large 3.7" screen with a display resolution of 800×48- pixels, a standard BlackBerry physical keyboard that slides smoothly from under the incredibly beautiful screen, and of course 1.2 GHz of sheer bit-crunching machine under the hood.

The CPU is flanked by 768MB of RAM. A 5 megapixel camera enables 720p HD video recording and impressive image shooting. This makes it the first of BB7 phones the first to feature HD-video recording.

RIM also announced BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Torch 9860. The BlackBerry 9850x9860 features a 3.7"capacitive touch display, same core-hardware under the hood as the BlackBerry 9810, a 5 megapixel HD camera, high-speed 4G internet connectivity and the fast and improved Wikitude browser.

The devices are set to launch on a number of carriers including AT&T which is marketing the BlackBerry Torch 2 as the first 4G BlackBerry phone available through its network. Users can take advantage of high-speed internet connectivity to browse the web, remain connected to their social networks, shop online and do much more.

Other interesting features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, onboard GPS, digital compass, 8 gigabytes of onboard storage with support for up to 32GB of expandable memory using a microSD card, HSPA+ connectivity and much more.

Features include a 24-bit high resolution display, a 1.2 GHz processor, 720p HD video recording, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, social networking integration and much more.

The AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9810 will hit the shelves in August while the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the BlackBerry Torch 9860 will be available in the market subsequently after the former launches.

AT&T, which has been carrying BlackBerry smartphones for over a decade, explains:

"Exclusive to AT&T customers, the next-generation 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810 is faster and more fluid with high performance hardware features and the new BlackBerry® 7 OS delivering an enhanced multimedia experience... A powerful evolution of the BlackBerry software, BlackBerry 7 OS delivers speed, efficiency and UI enhancements and enables new hardware capabilities, including HD video recording, more fluid and responsive graphics, digital compass, and augmented reality."

BlackBerry Torch 9810 is exclusive to AT&T customers while the BlackBerry Torch 9860 will be available through AT&T, Rogers, Telus and Bell. The BlackBerry Troch 9860, on the other hand, will be available through Sprint and U.S. Cellular.

RIM co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis stated that:

”This is the largest global launch of BlackBerry smartphones in our history…We think customers will be thrilled by the improved performance and enriched mobile experiences delivered by these powerful new smartphones.”
source: Technology Nerd

RIM Releases BlackBerry App World 3.0 Beta, Brings Lot Of Features & Improvements!

To begin with, the new BlackBerry AppWorld 3.0 beta brings an amazing new user interface with redesigned features. The addition of a Search App Bar on the home screen is one of the several differences one may immediately notice at the first glance.

The new search from home screen feature enables users to quickly search for popular apps, games and themes right from the home screen, effortlessly. Secondly, two of the most popular App World categories including Games and Themes have been added to the homescreen as icons.

This allows the users to quickly browse through the games and themes available on the BlackBerry World right from the home screen, without having to launch the App World first and browse through the categories. Saves time and effort for BlackBerry aficionados (like us) who frequently hit the App World for interesting new themes and games.

Another interesting change is the Spotlight Banners that shows featured apps including the top 25 lists for Free, Paid, Recently Updated and New from the specified categories. The new BlackBerry World 3.0 features, among other things, the ability to share your favorite app or game, etc over social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Email, SMS, or even to a BBM contact or group in your list.

RIM has also added another new feature called My Account which allows you to easily access your BlackBerry account using your BBID. Besides, the barcode scanning feature has also been improvised.

All this and much more has been included, refined and improved in the latest build of BlackBerry World. If you are a registered BlackBerry Beta Zone member, you can download BlackBerry World 3.0 beta at no absolutely no cost (read:free).
source: Technology Nerd

Quick Glimpse: The All-New Wikitude Browser Of The BlackBerry 7 OS

RIM has employed something it calls as Liquid Graphics that sprawls right from the device's homescreen to the web browser and gaming zone. The Wikitude web browser is also layered by the Liquid Graphics.

It offers incredibly smooth browsing experience, flawless pan and zoom, better navigation experience and much more. As far as the true substance is concerned, RIM claims that you can browse up to 40% faster than the previous BlackBerry browsers.

Another interesting feature of the Wikitude browser is its support for augmented reality applications, and the ability to take full advantage of the BlackBerry 7 OS. A video demo showing the BlackBerry 7 Wikitude browser in action awaits you right after the dot. Go, feast your eyes.

Other interesting features of the browser include the ability to blend real and virtual worlds "via the Camera viewfinder to provide immediate and relevant data about one's surroundings." One can also choose to use Wikitude browser with BBM6 to locate BBM buddies near by.
source: Technology Nerd

BlackBerry App World 3.0 Beta now available to try

Team RIM and the 'boys in the labs' have been working on the latest iteration of the Blackberry App World, version 3.0 and it seems that they're pretty pleased with the results.

The new App World home screen design

The changes are apparent from the off with a completely redesigned home screen which has re-prioritized functionality in the form of the new App World search bar. The search system allows you to sort by app name, price, rating, newest, best match and popular, in an attempt to streamline the search process. Underneath this sits the spotlight banner; showing the latest and most popular apps, akin to both the App Store and Android Market on their respective devices and rounding off the new home screen, there are now five new icons down at the bottom which are referred to as 'top level channels'. Two of the upper three icons, 'Games', and 'Themes' denote the most popular categories typically searched on the App World and the new 'My Account' option gives users easier/faster access to things like their BBID and payment options, handy.

You can scroll sideways to see extra app info and sharing options

Information on each app has now been consolidated into a single screen which you can swipe left or right with, in order to see its summary, screenshots and reviews. The 3.0 update coincides nicely with the announcement of three new devices alongside the launch of BB OS 7 and as with the enhancements to the OS, App World 3.0 has a focus on sharing. Team BlackBerry have tried to make it easier for users to share apps with their friends, with quick access to popular social services like Twitter and Facebook or SMS, email and BBM sharing.

It's a welcome improvement that helps move the Blackberry image forward and brings its app store more inline with its main competitors. RIM still need to think about how they can drive the 'cool' factor a little harder but this design definitely brings them up to date.

If you want to try BlackBerry App World 3.0 for yourself, it's currently available on the Blackberry Beta Zone. As such it's only available in certain countries but the download is available here once you've signed up and if you want to know which countries are supported you can see the list here.

Tell us about your experiences and thoughts on the new look App World in the comments below.
source: GSM Arena

BlackBerry Bold 9900 to be lunched by T-Mobile USA on August 31?

Announced by RIM back in May, the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 still hasn't been released anywhere in the world. But it should hit the shelves this month – not only in the UK, where Vodafone and O2 are getting ready to launch the handset, but also in the US.

Phone Arena has received an image which suggests that T-Mobile USA would offer the new Bold starting August 31.There's no word on its price yet, but the leaked document reads that the 9900 will be offered with a $50 mail-in rebate. Most likely, the smartphone – which runs BlackBerry OS 7 and features a 2.8 inch VGA touchscreen display – will be sold for $199.99 on contract.
source: Unwired View

AT&T Introduces RIM's BlackBerry Torch 9810 4G Smartphone

AT&T will release the new BlackBerry Torch 9810. This 4G smartphone is powered by the BlackBerry 7 OS that provides an easier and faster user experience with improved browsing, voice-activated searches, the ability to manage personal content separately from corporate content, as well as additional personal and productivity apps out of the box. The BlackBerry Torch 9810 also features a full QWERTY keyboard, a sliding display, a 1.2GHz processor, an 8GB of onboard memory, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), 720p video capture, WiFi and support for the carrier's HSPA+ network. No word on pricing or availability at this time. Stay tuned for more updates. [AT&T]
source: TechFresh

BlackBerry Torch 9810 revealed on AT&T's website

We first saw the Blackberry Torch 9810 back in June, and we have good news for those of you interested in the successor to the Blackberry Torch. A coming soon page has just popped up on AT&T's website revealing the Blackberry Torch 9810.

The Torch 9810 will be the world's first 4G BlackBerry according to AT&T, although that really depends on your definition of 4G since this phone will run on AT&T's HSPA+ network rather than its upcoming LTE network. The Torch 2 spots a 1.2 GHz processor, a full QWERTY keyboard and sliding display, 8GB of memory on board(expandable up to 32 GB), BlackBerry OS 7.0, and 720p HD video recording.

No information on a price or release date, but we will keep you updated on that when new information becomes available.
source: Unwired View

RIM officially announces - the Bold 9900, Torch 9810 and 9860

The BlackBerry Media event in London just concluded and this is what we've got so far: the new BlackBerry Bold (previously known as Bold Touch) 9900x9930 (UMTS/CDMA), the BlackBerry Torch 9810 and Torch 9860x9850 (UMTS/CDMA), which was previously rumored by the names of BB Touch and Monza. All the devices are powered by single-core 1.2GHz processors with 768MB RAM and all have NFC support.

The BlackBerry Bold (also known as Bold Touch) is the thinnest BlackBerry device so far at 10.5mm. It runs the BlackBerry OS 7, and utilizes a 1.2GHz CPU, 8 gigs of expandable memory and a 2.8" VGA (640x480) 287 dpi (close to the Retina's 326 dots per inch) capacitive touchscreen. It has a 5 MP autofocus camera with 720p video recording. In terms of looks, it takes after the previous line of Bold devices with no significant changes to the exterior. It's made out of high-quality brushed stainless steel.

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is a touchscreen device with a slide-down QWERTY keyboard. It has 253 dpi screen, 1.2GHz processor, NFC chip and will be powered by the BlackBerry OS 7. The Torch 9860 will be 11.5mm thick with a 15:9 aspect ratio screen, which is 3.69" with a WSVGA (800x480) resolution with 253 dpi. It also has 5 MP camera with autofocus and 720p video recording. Prior to this official announcement, the Torch 9860 was know by its codename, Monza.

The BlackBerry Messenger 6 ships on the new OS by default. It's quite more social and focuses on easier sharing.

The 9860 and 9900 should officially launch September in the US, UK, most of Europe and presumably Canada, while the 9810 will launch this month by AT&T.

We'll update as soon as more details become clear.
source: GSM Arena

BlackBerry Bold 9900x9930, BlackBerry Torch 9810, BlackBerry Torch 9850x9860 officially announced

A few months ago at the BlackBerry world event, people weren't too pleased when RIM only announced one new device at the show - the BlackBerry Bold 9900x9930, because there were quite a number of BlackBerry phones that were leaked prior to the event and everybody was expecting those other phones to be revealed as well. The phones probably weren't ready or finalized back then, but it looks like they're ready today. RIM has officially announced the specs of the BlackBerry Bold 9900x9930, BlackBerry Torch 9810 and BlackBerry Torch 9850x9860 on its website today. Here is a rundown of what to expect from those phones:

The BlackBerry Bold 9900x9930 is what we've seen before: a 1.2GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, 2.8″ touchscreen display (640 x 480), 8GB of storage (expandable SD card slot supports up to 32GB), Voice Activated universal search, NFC capabilities, HSPA+ support, 5-megapixel rear camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, optical trackpad and a QWERTY keyboard.

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 has been leaked before as well, but never officially announced. It packs a 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of onboard memory (expandable SD card slot supports up to 32GB), 768MB of RAM, 3.2″ 640 x 480 display, 5-megapixel rear camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, slide out QWERTY keyboard. It looks pretty much like the original Torch, albeit with a different back.

The BlackBerry Torch 9850x9860 will be a larger version of the Torch, featuring a 3.7″ 800 x 480 display (the largest for a BlackBerry device), a 1.2GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB internal storage (expandable SD card slot supports up to 32GB), GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, and a 5-megapixel camera.

All three phones will be running on BlackBerry 7 OS. No word on pricing or release date, except for the Bold which is said to be arriving on August 31st. Anybody excited for these new phones?
source: Ubergizmo

BlackBerry PlayBook Android App Support Delayed Until Late Fall

The BlackBerry PlayBook keeps us interested for one reason and one reason alone: its promised ability to run Android applications through the use of emulation software. The RIM tablet shipped without the functionality out of the box, but an update including the Android App Player was said to be coming this summer. We have seen a leaked version of the App Player in that time, but still no official update. It doesn’t look like it’s coming any time soon, after all. According to sources speaking with Engadget, the PlayBook won’t be officially running Android applications until late into the fall. With the tablet off to a rocky start and the appeal of the feature being quite the selling point, having the feature deployed by the start of the holiday season smells a bit like “do or die” at this point.
source: Android Phone

RIM Announces BlackBerry Torch 9850, 9860 And 9810

Research in Motion (or RIM) has just announced their new smartphone, the BlackBerry Torch 9850x9860 and BlackBerry Torch 9810. Both of smartphones runs OS 7 and expect to available worldwide starting later this month. Regarding specs, the BlackBerry Torch 9850x9860 will come out with a 3.7 inch touchscreen WVGA, 1.2GHz single-core processor, 768MB of RAM, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, BlackBerry Maps, 5MP camera with flash and 720p video recording, 4GB of internal memory but equips MicroSD card for expansion. The only differences is that the Torch 9850 support GSM / HSDPA network, while the Torch 9860 is a CDMA device.

At the other side, the Torch 9810 will features3 .2 inch VGA (640 x 480) touchscreen display, 1.2Ghz processor, 768MB of RAM, 8GB of on-board memory, and HD video recording. [ Via RIM ]
source: Today Gadgets

T-Mobile leak points toward BlackBerry Bold 9900 pricing details

Research In Motion (RIM) has just introduced its latest BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone which runs on the new BlackBerry OS 7 to boot. No idea on just when it will arrive, but a leaked document from T-Mobile does give a semblance of an idea – making it a rather expensive smartphone when you consider all the dollars that you exchange for it.

T-Mobile does seem to be targeting an August 31st release for the BlackBerry Bold 9900, burning a near $300 hole in your pocket. Wait a minute here, that shouldn't sound too bad after you include a mail-in rebate, right? Sorry guys and girls, the $50 mail-in rebate has already been taken into account, resulting in the $300 price point.

It is understandable that the Bold 9900 will not fall short when it comes to its internal hardware and kind of technology it packs, but the price tag might seem to be far too high compared to what you're getting – relatively speaking, of course. We do wonder though – should it not sell well at all in the market, could we be looking at a revised price (downwards, of course) shortly?
source: Ubergizmo

BlackBerry PlayBook Android app compatibility arriving in fall?

Before they PlayBook hit the market, RIM officially announced that the tablet will be able to run Android apps. In fact, it was one of the selling points of the tablet - after all, who wouldn't want a device that was capable of running QNX, BlackBerry Java and Android apps? Exactly. But the tablet was launched - without app compatibility present. There was no confirmation to when it would be arriving, but it's already been awhile and people are anxious.

The folks over at Engadget were recently tipped off by a reliable source who told them that this highly anticipated feature of the PlayBook won't be arriving anytime soon, with “late fall” as the ETA. Nevermind Android app compatibility, but the PlayBook really is still suffering from lack of apps - it's pretty much gimped when untethered to a BlackBerry phone. As of now, we're still yet to see the native email, calendar and contact apps arrive on the PlayBook. RIM had better buck up, if not it's going to have to cut more than just 2,000 jobs.
source: Ubergizmo

BlackBerry Bold 9930 & BlackBerry Torch 9850 Coming to Sprint This Fall

Sprint has announced two new BlackBerry smartphones: the BlackBerry Bold 9930 and BlackBerry Torch 9850. Both are world phone capable and are powered by a 1.2GHz processor running the next-generation BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 7. Browsing on these phones is supposed to be 40 percent faster than BlackBerry 6 based smartphones and up to 100 percent faster than BlackBerry based smartphones.

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 smartphone is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone ever. At 10.5mm thick, it features a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display, the widest QWERTY keyboard available on a BlackBerry smartphone and a trackpad for easy navigation.

The BlackBerry Torch 9850 smartphone will be the first full-touch BlackBerry smartphone from Sprint. It features a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display, the largest ever on a BlackBerry smartphone, and trackpad for easy navigation.

No word on pricing yet, but these phones will be available this fall. What do you think, is Blackberry still in the game? Or will is it destined to go the way of Palm/HP?
source: The Gadgeteer

New BlackBerry Torch 9850, 9860 and 9810 officially announced

Research in Motion has finally taken the wraps off two new BlackBerry smartphones that run OS 7: the Torch 9850x9860 and Torch 9810.

As suggested by lots of previous leaks, the BlackBerry Torch 9850x9860 is an all-touch smartphone which comes with a 3.7 inch WVGA display – the largest ever found on a RIM handset. The new Torch also comes with: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, BlackBerry Maps, 5MP camera with flash and 720p video recording, 768MB of RAM, 1.2GHz single-core processor, 4GB of on-board memory, and MicroSD card support.

The Torch 9860 is a GSM / HSDPA device, while the Torch 9850 is a CDMA one (thus it should be released by Verizon and / or Sprint in the US). Other than that, they're identical. You can find out more about the Torch 9850x9860 here at RIM.

As for the Torch 9810 – already spotted n AT&T's website – this doesn't looks different from the old Torch 9800 (launched in 2010), but it comes with enhanced features, including: 3.2 inch VGA (640 x 480) touchscreen display, 1.2Ghz processor, 768MB of RAM, 8GB of on-board memory, and HD video recording. More info can be found here.

RIM says that its new BlackBerry 7 handsets (including the Bold Touch 9900x9930) will be available around the world starting later this month, via more than 225 carriers and distribution partners. For the moment, there's no word on the prices of the new Torch phones.
source: Unwired View

RIM Previews Suite of New BlackBerry Phones

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 series is one of three new RIM phones to be released soon. Photo courtesy of RIM

Research in Motion announced on Wednesday five new smartphones to be released later this year, including two new versions of the BlackBerry Torch series.

As the most noteworthy of the bunch, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 is RIM's flagship 4G device to run exclusively on AT&T's HSPA+ network. The phone will come with a powerful 1.2-GHz processor, a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, and RIM's signature slide-out qwerty keyboard.

All of the devices will run on the company's new BlackBerry OS 7 platform, an updated version of the smartphone software that brings a speed boost to the BlackBerry WebKit browser, enhanced HTML5 performance, hardware accelerated graphics and NFC support.

The company will also offer two Sprint-carried devices, the Bold 9930 and the Torch 9850. RIM boasts the Bold as its “thinnest smartphone ever,” coupled with a 2.8-inch touch screen and qwerty keyboard. Sprint's Torch comes with the largest touch screen ever seen on a BlackBerry at 3.7 inches, pre-loaded Docs to Go software, and no physical keyboard whatever — it's the first full-touch BlackBerry device for Sprint.

RIM has had a difficult year. Once the leader of all things mobile, the company's market share has dwindled to a shadow of its former numbers over the course of the past two years. The release of the PlayBook tablet was supposed to be RIM's turnaround device, but lackluster reviews and dismal sales numbers made the launch a failure.

RIM's suite of new smartphones could help the company move toward a rebound. But as Technologizer's Harry McCracken points out, the company is already talking about future smartphones powered by an entirely different operating system — QNX — which could render this group of new phones obsolete sooner rather than later.

The Torch 9810 is set to debut later this month, while no time frame was given for the Sprint devices. Pricing details are yet to be released.
source: Gadget Lab

BlackBerry Torch 9860, 9850 and 9810 launch details: AT&T, Sprint, Rogers, Telus, Bell, O2, Orange, Vodafone

Earlier today, when RIM issued a press release announcing the launch of BlackBerry Torch 9850x9860 and Torch 9810, the Canadian company didn't provide exact details on where and via what carriers the new smartphones would be available.

Luckily for you, we've spent some time to figure out which mobile operators intend to sell these new Berries in the US, Canada, and the UK. And here's what we've found out:

AT&T will also carry the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 (which may hit T-Mobile on August 31), while Sprint unveiled it would offer the Bold Touch 9930 – the two smartphones have been presented by RIM back in May as the world's first to come with BlackBerry 7 OS.
source: Unwired View

BlackBerry Torch 9810 and 9860 launched

After months of teasing, finally BlackBerry is launching their new Torch and Bold Touch handsets. They're all powered by a 1.2GHz processor, having 768MB of onboard memory, and most importantly is running the latest operating system BB OS7.

RIM claims its new OS is 40 percent faster at browsing compared to OS6-based smartphones, and 100 percent faster than OS5 handsets. It also supports RIM's Liquid Graphics technology, which uses a dedicated graphics processor for smoother scrolling, zooming and panning.

The Torch 9810 has a hybrid form factor. The 3.2-inch touchscreen slides up to reveal a keyboard that is the same size as the screen. The OS was said to be unstable thought, as not all sites will load properly. There was a tiny lag each time the page is zoomed in, with annoying and illegible place-holder text occupying the screen until it was ready to display things properly. No such lags were present when navigating the main OS, however, with home screens, emails and contacts all panning and scrolling with perfect fluidity. The 5MP camera loaded quickly and seemed efficient.

The Torch 9860 (or 9850 in some regions) is for the media consumers out there, who'll appreciate the relatively large and bright 3.7-inch screen. The new OS 7 is perfectly at home on this form factor, although the middle part of the main screen does look a bit strange when there's so much empty real estate: basically, the middle section is just space for the pull-up apps screen or pull-down notifications screen to appear when you need them.

Both phones will be available from carriers soon within this year, thought it seemed that the BB OS7 isn't that stable to say the least.

New BlackBerry Curve 9360 waiting to be announced, too

Yesterday, RIM announced three new BlackBerry 7 smartphones: Torch 9810, Torch 9850, and Torch 9860. None of them is made for budget-conscious users, so one may wonder if the company still plans to introduce any affordable handsets soon. You know, a new Curve, for example.

Well, we don't know how soon it's going to be introduced, but the next Curve is most likely the BlackBerry Curve 9360, unveiled yesterday by UK-based website OneMobileRing. Previously seen in a leaked Bell roadmap, the 9360 should feature a 2.4 inch HVGA non-touch display, BlackBerry OS 7, HSPA, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headset jack, and an 800MHz processor.

You can see the Curve 9360 below, compared to the old Curve 9300 in the first two photos, and the Bold Touch 9900 in the third one.
source: Unwired View

BlackBerry Torch 9860 arriving in the UK in August?

While BlackBerry Torch 9860 was announced yesterday by RIM, the company didn't give a date to when the phone will go on sale. But now, thanks to the folks at Carphone Warehouse, a UK phone retailer, we have an idea to when the phone will arrive in the UK. According to the interest registration page, the BlackBerry Torch 9860 is expected to arrive in August 2011, though there is an asterisk stating that dates are subject to change - it's better than having no date at all.

With the BlackBerry Bold 9900 also expected to arrive this month as well, consumers will have two devices to choose from if they want to get a new BlackBerry phone. It's been awhile since we've seen a new device from RIM, and these new BlackBerry phones could help the company recover from its slump. Let's hope Carphone Warehouse has got the dates right - keep those fingers crossed.

Thanks to Carly Page of SoMobile for the tip!
source: Ubergizmo

Prices for BlackBerry Torch 9860, Torch 9810 and Bold 9900 announced by Rogers

As you may already know, Rogers is among the Canadian carriers that will launch the new BlackBerry Torch 9860 and Torch 9810 soon – “this summer” to be (not really) exact. The two smartphones will be joined by the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900, and Rogers has now announced the prices available on contract for the three new RIM devices.

The Torch 9860 and 9810 will cost $199.99 each, while the Bold Touch 9900 will be a tad more expensive: $249.99. All prices will require a new 3-yr contract agreement.

The Torch 9860, Torch 9810 and Bold Touch 9900 run RIM's latest BlackBerry OS 7, and are powered by 1.2GHz single-core processors. Apparently, Rogers intends to market them as 4G handset (because they can provide download speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps).
source: Unwired View

BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 shows up at O2 UK

Just like Vodafone and Three, O2 UK is also getting ready to launch the new BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900. The carrier expects to start selling the 9900 sometime in August (when the ultra-cheap Alcatel 602 Rugby should be out, too). It doesn't say for how much, but customers will surely be able to get the smartphone for free on select plans.

The new Bold will come with BlackBerry OS 7, a 2.8 inch VGA touchscreen display, full QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, NFC, GPS, 5MP camera, 720p video recording, 768MB of RAM, 1.2GHz single-core processor, and 8GB of internal memory. You can see the handset here at O2.
source: Unwired View

BlackBerry Bold 9900 for T-Mobile coming this August 31st?

Will the last day of August mark the first day of the BlackBerry Bold 9900′s life over at T-Mobile? That seems to be the case as said smartphone has already gone through the rigors over at the FCC, showing off support for T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, while a leaked screenshot (whether on purpose or not, that remains another can of worms) pointed towards an August 31st release date. You can pick it up with a $50 mail-in rebate alongside $20 monthly data plan to go along with your Berry goodness.

Sure, that means you no longer have a new phone to show off to your mates during this summer, but look on the bright side of things – at least you are able to have a new phone for autumn! The only thing is, why did the person who captured this leaked screenshot not get details on the final price point? That would be what most people are looking forward to anyways, as a mail-in rebate is more or less a given these days. Well, another 30 more days to save up for one of these puppies if you are interested!
source: Ubergizmo

BlackBerry Torch 9850 press shot leaked

The replacement to the original BlackBerry Torch, the Torch 9850 has been talked about, leaked in photographs, and now - spotted as a rendered press shot, thanks to the folks at But RIM still has yet to officially announce the device. With a rumored August 21 release date for the phone, the press materials leaking today seems about right.

The Torch 9850 will be the CDMA version of the 9860, formerly known under the names of Monaco and Monza. It will feature a 1.2GHz processor, a 3.7″ display, BlackBerry OS 7, and NFC capabilities. Expect the phone to be announced sometime soon in the coming weeks. With the first Torch not exactly breaking ground for RIM, let's hope this next generation model will fare better.
source: Ubergizmo

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