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RIM posts BlackBerry Torch 9850 promo video featuring... Android

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RIM posts BlackBerry Torch 9850 promo video featuring... Android
Is the new BlackBerry Torch 9850 running Android? Well, not that we know of -- last time we reviewed it, the handset featured BlackBerry OS 7, but this latest promo for the Torch uploaded by RIM shows an Android home button on a device running what looks like Google’s platform. An interesting way to promote a ‘Berry, isn’t it RIM? Except, that’s most probably an Android handset which the Canadian company mistook for one of its own Torches.

The video was pulled shortly after getting on the web, but Engadget managed to snatch a copy – check out the 15 and 27 second marks where the device appears in all of its BlackBerry-esque Android glory. Any idea of what the device actually is?

via Engadget

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posted on 19 Aug 2011, 04:20

1. AntMcl (unregistered)


That's an Incredible S. Look at the rotated home button when held in landscape :)

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 04:22

2. Miles R. (unregistered)


Your Right~ Looks Like Someone Did A Oppsy~ XD But Yeah~ Reminds Me Of An iPhone Keyboard On Android btu then they had the Directional Buttons on that Screen~

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 04:26 1

3. ilia1986 (unregistered)


If Google would have been like Apple - they would have sued them. Already.

Thankfully, they're not.

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 04:36

4. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Yeah that's definitely a htc sense keyboard.

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 04:50 3

5. bayhuy (Posts: 285; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


HTC Incredible S FTW !

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 08:00

6. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


im going with an HTC as well. That keyboard is on all their phones.

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 08:28

7. taz89 (Posts: 2004; Member since: 03 May 2011)


lol you really must be stupid to be using competitors device in your adverts..

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 09:34

9. Rich (unregistered)


or just incredibly smart LOL... i pity the fool who buys this phone and is dissapointed when they load up the keyboard expecting to find this nice looking keyboard. only to find out that they were DUPPED.

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 13:57

10. jordanx (Posts: 23; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


always take the ideas from android : apple , blackberry

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 11:29

11. lolz (unregistered)


That's not BB at all. It is just a clip of someone using their, HTC or whatever, phone to text, while they are at the BB expo.
It's like someone snapping picture of you texting off of HTC in an apple store and saying look it's an iPhone with Android on it.

This is how BS rumors start.

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