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On Blackberry’s official Twitter account and Facebook page, they announced that they would be launching a new smartphone today. It will be optimized for social networks and it will be running on the new Blackberry 7 OS.
With this big announcement, what new handset or refresh should we expect? It could be the Blackberry Storm 3. This smartphone will come packed with a 1.2 GHz single-core processor, 8 GB of built-in memory, and a screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels on a 3.7 inch display, which will be the highest resolution ever on a Blackberry handset.
It is also a possibility that this new smartphone will be the refresh of the Blackberry Torch the Torch 2. Although the specs of the smartphone have not been officially released, we’re pretty sure it will sport a touch screen and a similar slide out QWERTY keyboard. RIM’s future flagship is rumored to come with a display with a resolution of 480 x 640 pixels, a 5 MP camera, and a 1.2 GHz single-core processor.
Another possibility is the Blackberry Curve Touch. This all-touch Blackberry handset will be a more affordable version of the Storm. It will come with a 3.3 inch touch screen, a 5 MP camera, and an 800 MHz single-core processor.
Are we to see one of these handsets, or does RIM have another smartphone in mind? Let us know what you think.
The Blackberry Torch’s successor has been leaked over the internet through burry pictures. However, engadget was able to get their hands on a pre-released device from their sources at Negri Electronics in the US. Upon looking at the higher-quality images from engadget, not much seems to have changed. However, it’s what’s under the hood that counts.
When it comes to the software running on the Torch 2, the next generation smartphone runs on the all new Blackberry OS 7. In actuality, this is really the BB OS 6.1, which still lacks QNX technology.
The handset’s performance was greatly improved, due to an upgrade in processor. The original version was powered by a 624 MHz processor. The all new version is powered by twice the clock speed, a 1.2 GHz processor. Still not a dual-core processor, but considered an improvement for Blackberry enthusiasts. In addition, its RAM was bumped up from 512 MB to 768 MB.
There were reports of an NFC (Near Field Communication) chip. However, engadget wasn’t about to break the smartphone open just to find out. Honestly, we were hoping that they did.
Screen resolution has also been improved. The previous Torch offered 360 x 480 pixels of resolution on a 3.2 inch display. The Torch 2 offers 480 x 640 pixels of resolution on the same 3.2 inch display. The site reports that there were no more problems clarity, colors, and text viewing, making it up to par with handsets offered by the competition.
In the camera department, the Torch 2 offers the same 5 MP camera found on its predecessor. However, the difference can be seen with videos. The camera now offers video recording and playback in HD.
The Blackberry Torch 2 is said to be available soon with AT&T this summer. Sadly, there was no mention when a UK version would be available.
If you are a fan of the Blackberry Torch, this information may interest you. RIM’s Torch 2, which is powered by the new Blackberry OS 7, has been leaked over the internet. It is rumored to be released in stores either on the 3rd or 4th quarter of this year.
Judging from the handset’s looks, nothing seems to have changed design-wise. However, according to Pocket-Now and other sources, the Torch 2’s specifications have been greatly enhanced. Its predecessor was powered by a 624 MHz processor, which was simply outclassed by other former flagship smartphones offered by the competition such as the HTC Desire, Samsung Galaxy S, and iPhone 4, which were all powered by 1 GHz processors. The Torch 2 is disappointingly still powered by a single-core processor. However, it now packs a 1.2 GHz punch. Other hardware includes a 5 MP camera capable of HD recording and 768 MB of RAM.
It is said that the Torch 2, alongside the Bold Touch, will represent Blackberry’s new line of smartphones for 2011. However, the two handsets are yet to have an official release date. It has been assumed that the 2nd generation torch will be released a distance apart from the Bold Touch. Hopefully, we get to see the smartphones before the year ends.
Previous handsets by Blackberry may not have spurred a massive following, but their handsets have been known to be popular among businessmen and career-oriented folk. Expect these two smartphones to be highly popular in the micro niche.
Although poplar in the business sector, the previous version was bulky, did not offer quality resolution, and did not manage battery life efficiently. We’re hoping that the Torch’s successor improved on these downfalls.
As of now, take this information with a grain of salt. We’re hoping Blackberry officially announces the Torch 2 and its capabilities soon.