New BlackBerry smartphones to be unveiled by RIM tomorrow?

New BlackBerry smartphones to be unveiled by RIM tomorrow?
After dealing with a number of leaks, rumors, speculations and plain old guesses, we may finally witness RIM shedding some light on at least some of the upcoming BlackBerry smartphones powered by the BlackBerry 7 operating system. What makes us think that way? Well, according to several sources, which are supposedly well informed of the matter, RIM will be holding a press conference in London tomorrow, August 3, where it is very likely for the latest additions to the BlackBerry lineup to be announced officially. However, if that is not enough of a reason to believe that new and shiny BlackBerrys will be appearing on stage, a second event will be taking place in Toronto tomorrow evening, and prizes in the form of BlackBerry OS 7-powered handsets will be given away to a number of lucky participants.

The first device that is quoted as a potential attendant is the BlackBerry Torch 9810, also known as the Torch 2, or the Volt, as its alleged AT&T version is expected to be called. It was only a couple of weeks ago when the smartphone was spotted at the FCC, so tomorrow seems like a pretty good time for the Torch 2 to be unveiled officially. What is known about the successor to the original BlackBerry Torch is that the device will remain pretty much unchanged on the outside, yet there will be more than a few improvements under the smartphone's hood. First off, a 1.2GHz processor will be making the handset tick backed up by the plentiful 768 megabytes of RAM. Other goodies that the smartphone will pack is a 3.2-inch VGA touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and, of course, a dash of BlackBerry OS 7 to top it all off.

The second smartphone that is also speculated to be getting announced tomorrow is the BlackBerry Torch 9860, also known as the Touch or Monaco. Since the device was anything but shy to pose for the camera, it was no secret that RIM was working on a keyboard-less BlackBerry handset and it was more or less a matter of time until it gets an official unveiling. What is said about the BlackBerry Torch 9860 is that it will pack a 1.2GHz processor, a 3.7-inch WVGA display, 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, and BlackBerry OS 7 will be running the whole show.

Nevertheless, it is only a matter of time until we know for sure what RIM has in stock for us. Be sure that we will be keeping a close eye on things and will let you know as soon as we learn something new. Stay tuned!

source: RIM, BlackBerryOS, BerryReview

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Torch 9850
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1230 mAh(6.10h 3G talk time)
Torch 9810
  • Display 3.2" 480 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1270 mAh(5.90h 3G talk time)



1. dcgore unregistered

Tomorrow is August 3rd, not the 7th. Does that mean the conference is scheduled for this upcoming Sunday?

2. RIMpireStrikesBack

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 11, 2011

Hopefully release dates are dropped too. I need to get the 9900 ASAP!

3. windows love unregistered

i am sick of blackberry. die already.

4. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Wow. Bitter much? Just do not buy one dude. Don't start giving Windows supporters a bad name by trolling.

7. vzwbb21

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 05, 2010

i agree. blackberry is not going to die to begin with. and they have awesome features that are still loved by many people. i don't see a lot of people saying that android is always laggy and iOS is a toy. so your haste is not needed at all!

5. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Yet another source, yet another rumor, yet another guess. I hope these devices are worth the wait for Crackberry addicts. They need to keep their fanbase happy. As I truly enjoyed my Curve and my Wife until recently wanted nothing but a Blackberry, I wish them well. But unless the Torch slider is a thing of genius, RIM has lost us both. Kinda sad. Mostly due to the fact that niether of us is sad.

6. Seanele unregistered

BB really need to do something to catch up, although millions in South East Asia is still a strong BB users but still..they really behind now. I will get the new Storm 3..or Monaco or Torch 9860 or whatever the name will be.

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