Whether you call it the Bold 9800 or the Torch 9800, BlackBerry's upcoming touchscreen slider is a hot property. Running the new BlackBerry OS 6, the 9800 takes what works on the Storm and combines it with all of the goodness of a Bold model. With AT&T branding, the phone also is equipped with WCDMA bands I, II, V and VI which makes it the "world phone" it says it is on the AT&T logo screen when you turn on the handset. BlackBerry fans are going to be wanting this and even those who think that the Berry is just a business tool will be drooling over the 9800. When the first-gen Storm was released and it became painfully obvious that SurePress was not going to win over cellphone users, BlackBerry fans would ask why couldn't RIM make a touchscreen phone with the same physical QWERTY that at the time was rockin' the Bold 9000. The 9800 is not only that machine, but adds the new OS and a browser that can surf with the best of them. As long as RIM doesn't repeat the Storm's "not quite fully cooked" launch, Android handsets and the iPhone 4 have company at the breakfast table.
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