Asurion listings point to BlackBerry Torch 10000

Asurion listings point to BlackBerry Torch 10000
There isn't a lot known about it, or when it may be launching, but device listings from handset insurance company Asurion points to a BlackBerry Torch 10000 on the horizon. There are a lot of strange things about this listing, so we're not sure what good info can really be taken away from it. 

Most notably to anyone who has been in the BlackBerry ecosystem is that the number 10000 is something completely new. As yet, no BlackBerry device has gone bigger than the 4-digit numbering scheme. Another odd thing is that the iPhone 5 is also listed in the same database, so there's no guarantee that the BlackBerry Torch 10000 will be out any time soon, since the smart money would put the iPhone 5 release in October of 2012. Given that sort of timeline, it's possible that this may be the first BlackBerry Torch to be running BlackBerry 10, which would also explain the new 5-digit name. 

It's also unclear whether this Torch would be a full touchscreen or a QWERTY slider model, since RIM has split the Torch line into both variants. The one thing we can take away is that this device will be coming to AT&T at the very least, because it was found in the AT&T dropdown list for devices. We'll keep an eye out for any more info on it. 

source: Asurion via pocketnow

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7 Comments

2. brenner182

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

i did not mind my torch. it did what it needed to and took a hell of a beating

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Let me guess - the T10000 will have a single core CPU, not better than VGA screen resolution, 768 Mb RAM, 5 mp camera and will be released 4Q2012. At the same time, high-end Android handsets will be released with quad core CPUs, minimum of 1 Gb but maybe 2 Gb RAM, 12 mp cameras and 720p displays. And LTE radios. You have to wonder why BB sales are tanking.

4. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

And yet with all that power, devices like the LG Nitro HD still lag! hmmmm ( dual core)

6. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Yet android still has better sales... hmmm(better in many other ways)

7. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Sorry, I mean much better sales... way too much more for you to think rim beats android.

5. Lwazi_N

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

I'm quite sure it will be a dual core device- a quad core would come as a real surprise, I have not discounted that. The camera will be an 8MP one and it will be a qwerty slider with a form factor not much different from the 9810. The screen will be WVGA, an HD screen would be an even bigger surprise. I do not see RIM stepping it down from the rumored features of the London or Surfboard, which is quite a looker according to BB standards.

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