RIM posts BlackBerry Torch 9850 promo video featuring... Android

RIM posts BlackBerry Torch 9850 promo video featuring... Android
Is the new BlackBerry Torch 9850 running Android? Well, not that we know of -- last time we reviewed it, the handset featured BlackBerry OS 7, but this latest promo for the Torch uploaded by RIM shows an Android home button on a device running what looks like Google’s platform. An interesting way to promote a ‘Berry, isn’t it RIM? Except, that’s most probably an Android handset which the Canadian company mistook for one of its own Torches.

The video was pulled shortly after getting on the web, but Engadget managed to snatch a copy – check out the 15 and 27 second marks where the device appears in all of its BlackBerry-esque Android glory. Any idea of what the device actually is?

via Engadget

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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)

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10 Comments

1. AntMcl unregistered

That's an Incredible S. Look at the rotated home button when held in landscape :)

2. Miles R. unregistered

Your Right~ Looks Like Someone Did A Oppsy~ XD But Yeah~ Reminds Me Of An iPhone Keyboard On Android btu then they had the Directional Buttons on that Screen~

3. ilia1986 unregistered

If Google would have been like Apple - they would have sued them. Already. Thankfully, they're not.

4. KEVlN

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

Yeah that's definitely a htc sense keyboard.

5. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

HTC Incredible S FTW !

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

im going with an HTC as well. That keyboard is on all their phones.

7. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lol you really must be stupid to be using competitors device in your adverts..

9. Rich unregistered

or just incredibly smart LOL... i pity the fool who buys this phone and is dissapointed when they load up the keyboard expecting to find this nice looking keyboard. only to find out that they were DUPPED.

10. jordanx

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

always take the ideas from android : apple , blackberry

11. lolz unregistered

That's not BB at all. It is just a clip of someone using their, HTC or whatever, phone to text, while they are at the BB expo. It's like someone snapping picture of you texting off of HTC in an apple store and saying look it's an iPhone with Android on it. This is how BS rumors start.

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