Canadian mobile phone carrier TELUS is gearing up for the release of a new BlackBerry smartphone on its network, none other than the new BlackBerry Torch 9860, and has already put up a coming soon page on its website to announce the arrival of this device.The smartphone, the latest addition to Research In Motion's line of full-touch devices, comes with the latest mobile operating system flavor from the company.
No specific info on when it might be released on shelves at the wireless carrier emerged for the time being, but some of the latest rumors on the matter suggest that the phone could hit the shelves on August 29th.
No info on the price tag it might feature emerged either, but the guys over at MobileSyrup suggest that the $524.99 no-contract cost is a go for the BlackBerry Torch 9860.
“The all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860 unites work and fun with seamless apps integration and best-in-class technology for messaging, fast web browsing and watching videos,” TELUS notes on its website.
Featuring a 1.2Ghz application processor, the new device should be able to provide users with increased performance capabilities when compared to the previous touchscreen-enabled devices from RIM.
Moreover, the phone runs under the new BlackBerry 7 OS and offers features and capabilities like:
- Improved browser for faster web browsing
- Liquid Graphics for a rich multi-media and vivid gaming experience
- HD video recording and picture quality
- Built-in digital compass and Open GL for improved gaming
- BlackBerry Travel helps you plan, book, manage and share your travel itinerary right from your smartphone
The BlackBerry Torch 9860 packs a 3.7-inch touchscreen display on the front (800 x 480 pixel) and with a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for HD video recording capabilities.
The mobile phone also offers access to the BlackBerry App World for downloading and installing applications. It can be seen on TELUS' website here.