It’s taken long time to come, but this is it. This is the one. After the clickable screen of the BlackBerry Storm 2 and the touchscreen-with-slide-out-keyboard shenanigans of the original BlackBerry Torch, RIM has finally released a proper touchscreen smartphone.
BlackBerry Torch 9860 is a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen,Powering this is a 1.2GHz processor, though it’s single-core, not dual-core like the 1.2GHz processor humming along in the Samsung Galaxy S2. There’s 4GB of on-board storage. You can add up to 32GB more storage via the microSD card slot, which will be handy if you want to take a lot of videos with the 720p HD, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and 3G with a download speed of up to 14.4Mbps. Bluetooth, micro USB connector.
The design of the BlackBerry Torch 9860 sits somewhere in between RIM’s range and Samsung’s Galaxy line. It’s really quite appealing – sleek, but still obviously a BlackBerry.
The back of the BlackBerry Torch 9860 features the 5MP camera’s lens, and the LED flash. The metal backplate has a slightly matt feel to it that – combined with the overall shape and svelte profile – makes the phone very comfortable to hold.
The Torch 9860 actually measures in at 120 x 62 x 11.5mm, making it ever so slightly larger than an iPhone 4 across the board. At 135g, it’s fairly middle ground when it comes to weight, too.
The BlackBerry Torch 9860 will be available from today in the retails store around Bahrain.