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Three brand new Blackberry phones are out: Bold slim and Torch 2, included

Attention, blackberry fans! RIM (Research in Motion) has just made official three new good-lookin’ handsets that should make advocates of both touchscreen and QWERTY handsets all excited and giddy inside. The fresh picks from the Canadians’ farm are the new Torch 9810 (aka Torch 2), Torch 9850/9860 and the Bold 9900/9930.

The good news: These new handsets come slathered with the new BlackBerry OS7 that promises faster, more fluid operation (especially in the browsing department) compared to its predecessors. Now, onto the new offerings…

BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930

The newest Bold in town, the 9900 (or 9930 in certain markets) sports both a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen, a 1.2GHz CPU and 768MB RAM for your software needs. It also boasts NFC (near field communications) to make it function as a smart card of sorts and HSPA+ connectivity. Of course, there’s also the full-sized QWERTY keypad BlackBerry handsets are known for. And, get this, the 9900 is actually the thinnest BlackBerry to date coming in at just thick.

BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860

Just like the Bold 9900, the 9850 (or 9860 in certain markets) will be packing the combo of a 1.2GHz CPU and 768MB RAM. It will also have the largest display of any handset from RIM’s farm ever measuring 3.7 inches diagonally. Of course, given the touchscreen’s size, the Canadians ditched the full-QWERTY keypad on this one. Add to the mix BB OS7 and you’ve got a handset that could be a favorite especially among media junkies given its large display.

BlackBerry Torch 9810

Also known as the Torch 2, the Torch 9810 is the second successor of the Torch 9800 (yeah, how time flies). Just like its predecessor, the 9810 sports a full capacitive touchscreen display (at 3.2-inches) as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard which stayed at the same size from the previous version. Like the Torch 9850, the 9810 is the latest flagship from RIM. Other goodies include a 5-megapixel camera, BB OS7 and, as with its fellow newcomers, a 1.2GHz CPU and 768MB RAM.


We’re told that the trio will be available through carrier around the world later this month which could mean they could make local landfall soon. As for SRPs, nothing’s official yet though we’re hoping they won’t make as break our piggy banks seeing how good they look. We’re keeping our fingers crossed.

Check the gallery below for a first look…

Sources Engadget and Inside BlackBerry

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