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Leak uncovers a 1.2GHz processor powering the upcoming BlackBerry Torch 2

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Leak uncovers a 1.2GHz processor powering the upcoming BlackBerry Torch 2
Leak uncovers a 1.2GHz processor powering the upcoming BlackBerry Torch 2
Earlier today, the BlackBerry Dakota seemed to take the spotlight all to itself as we all managed to check out the first details and image regarding the handset, but it doesn't seem to be the only thing to shake things up. Now, we're getting our first glimpse on the purported BlackBerry Torch 2 which so happens to have a clear cut design similarity with the original handset. From what's being reported, the Torch 2 will pretty much sport the same body and form factor of its predecessor, except for its new matte silver finish.

However, looking past the surface and deeper into its hardware, there's something beating much faster under the hood that's going to supply the handset some much needed processing power. In fact, the smartphone will be packing on a serious 1.2GHz processor with hardware acceleration to really make it tangle with the other big guns in the industry.

Moreover, the leak on the handset provides a treasure trove of hardware specs it'll be flaunting – like a 3.2” VGA touchscreen, 8GB of internal storage, 512MB RAM, NFC, GPS, 5-megapixel camera with flash, Bluetooth 2.1, 1,300 mAh battery, magnetometer, and an accelerometer.

Between this and the BlackBerry Dakota, we're sure that there are going to be plenty of happy BlackBerry users out there. However, it's also worth noting that the handset is believed to make it debut some time during Q3 – which is still far off in the distance.

source: BGR

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posted on 13 Jan 2011, 13:32 4

1. messiah (Posts: 438; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)

Meh. No news here. Moving on .

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 13:38

2. Rane (unregistered)

lol true

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 16:31

3. Galen20K (Posts: 545; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

why is it "almost" every single new phone thats been releasing lately ALL have 5 MP camera's, I mean I don't mind but its kind of odd.

posted on 14 Jan 2011, 12:52

7. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

Well remember how a lot of phones had 1.3 and 2.0MP cameras for a very long time...

posted on 16 Jan 2011, 02:22

8. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)

those are now pixels for Front facing cameras which the Torch 2 i hope will have..

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 16:34

4. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

no front facing camera means no video chat, blackberry is dying taha nokia :D

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 17:21 2

5. Junior (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)

Q3? We will have phones twice as powerful as this by that time. Always staying behind the curve, RIM.

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 20:11

6. CapekDeh (unregistered)


posted on 16 Jan 2011, 10:33

9. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)

Why does it need that much processor speed? That's like putting a Pentium quad-core processor in my Super Nintendo!

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 11:01

10. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)

For everyone ,including myself ,that want a front facing camera on it,these specs aren't final as of yet.they still have time to tinker with it .so far, i like the processor,NFC(whatever that is),8gig of memory and 512mb ram..let's give em til August 12 and see....

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 18:07

11. moracare (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Feb 2011)

Without front-facing camera and touchscreen, the Blackberry will soon die. I've been using Blackberry for ages, but may switch anytime soon if RIM doesn't come out with a front-facing camera and other features you can find on the iPhone 4, HTC EVO, Samsung Epic 4G, T-Mobile MyTouch 4G, etc. Why is RIM suddenly so far behind?

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