Bell Canada launches a pair of new BlackBerry 7 OS devices
The BlackBerry Torch 9810 takes the portrait sliding QWERTY design from the Torch 9800 and practically doubles the processor to 1.2GHz. RAM is bumped up about 50% to 768MB. While the touchscreen remains 3.2 inches, resolution is now 480 x 640. A 5MP camera on the back captures video at 720p. The new browser is aboard and this model also offers 4G through Bell Canada's HSPA+ pipelines.
We can't really call this a new era for RIM with the specter of the QNX flavored models casting a huge shadow over the new BlackBerry 7 OS phones. Still, if this is a placeholder made to keep the BlackBerry faithful from jumping ship before the QNX Superphones become reality, RIM has done a good job. Current 'Berry users will find enough improvement to stick with the new phones. However, lack of dual-core speed and a understocked BlackBerry App World might keep users of other platforms from jumping ship.