BlackBerry Torch 2 shows off its pretty VGA touchscreen & 1.2GHz processor

BlackBerry Torch 2 shows off its pretty VGA touchscreen & 1.2GHz processor
Granted that it’s still one of the more desirable BlackBerry smartphones on the market still, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 probably soured some hopes out there when it released with its less than sufficient hardware specs.

Well, the BlackBerry Torch 2 is gunning to make it the worthy handset it should have been from the start – while closely resembling its predecessor. The latest images snapped of the upcoming successor shows a handset that doesn’t steer away from the design cues found with the original BlackBerry Torch 9800, but the more impressive aspects about it are found under the hood.

In fact, the Torch 2 is sporting a higher resolution VGA (480 x 640) touchscreen to give it that much needed pop to its aura. Moreover, it’s also going to be packing a super speedy 1.2GHz processor that should have no qualms dealing with BlackBerry OS 6.1. Aside from those two specifics, the rest of the device is pretty much shaping out to become the same as the original.

Regardless of that, it should nonetheless get some good looks by some people out there, but it’ll more than likely get an official introduction next month at BlackBerry World 2011.

source: BGR via SlashGear


Related phones

Torch 9810
  • Display 3.2" 480 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1270 mAh(5.90h 3G talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

21 Comments

1. hubla unregistered

too little too late

2. Caleb unregistered

This should be good for blackberry and att

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If the Torch 2 is limited to AT&T-Mobile, it will do about as well as the Torch 1 did - not that hot. There are a few more dedicated BB fans on VZW and Sprint than are on AT&T-Mobile.... Do the math RIM.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Actually, not true - Blackberry BOLD with AT&T is the all time best selling blackberry phone...blackberry sales are down with Verizon and Sprint.

11. asears08

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

....and that would be because they never release new phones on verizon or sprint.

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Because, they flopped on those networks.... Now, the torch did not do as well, and that is why it sold for 99 and 49 so soon in its lifecycle. The Bold models has endured far better as well as the curve models. The Pearl just sucks with its lousy and awkward keyboard...but at least now you can buy a 3g version.

19. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

There are quite a few BB users on both Sprint and VZW. Maybe not as many as on AT&T-Mobile, but the combined number of BB users on Sprint and VZW is not chump change. Not releasing a dual-band (or in the alternative, two separate models) strikes me as missing out on a market opportunity. It is not as if BB/RIM can be selective about customers. They need every customer they can get their hands on.

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

That is very true...Blackberry needs their very best on all networks....

4. jayruez

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 08, 2011

Hope it's coming to Verizon too

6. bisyballer unregistered

the iphone totally sucks it!!! trust me! long live android, the world's # 1 OS!!!

7. Pellam123 unregistered

Ummm...non sequitor much?

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

LOL, VGA screen and single core processor, good luck selling it blackberry unless youa re gonna do it under 100$.

20. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Well, it was a very short time after launch (1 - 2 months?) when the Torch 1 was available for less than $100. I suspect you will be able to get a Torch 2 on contract from Best Buy and/or Amazon for somewhere in the $50 territory soon after launch. This is not a high end Android or iOS handset.

9. jonrivera unregistered

no necesito

10. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

oh yeah! look at that! a real phone design unlike them toy looking androids xD (Joke dont hate)

12. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

This is what the first torch should have been.

13. jumping balls unregistered

non sequitor my nuts! the statement holds and makes total sense. Long live android! the world's #1 OS!!

18. darthpolaris66 unregistered

you must be cool because you essentially typed the same comment but renamed yourself so it sounds like a different person commented. You make android fans look bad. Please STFU.

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

http://www.cellular-news.com/story/46920.php Blackberry sales fell off the chart with Verizon, thanks to ANDROID. So, yes, this phone looks nice....who is going to buy it?

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Europe and Asia will still probably gobble it up...

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Top 5 Blackberry models of all time -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4zQX9J8Kh8 BOLD number one...storm number 2...3 models with AT&T and 2 with Verizon.... But, does that matter anymore?

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.