Research In Motion (RIM) finally announced the official debut of its first hybrid BlackBerry, BlackBerry 9800, which was given the nickname 'Torch'. Called hybrid because it
provides navigation smartphone with touch screen (touch screen) and a QWERTY keyboard as well.
Create a smartphone made by other manufacturers, these products may have been unusual. However, this is the first for a BlackBerry. RIM Torch may be the answer for
consumers who still have not completely comfortable using the touch screen. During this BlackBerry products are popular because of its convenience is identical with the QWERTY keyboard.
'Torch BlackBerry is a product of our company is very special,' said RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis said in a statement on Tuesday (03/08/2010). Apart from being the first hybrid product, Torch is also one of
the first smartphone using BlackBerry OS 6.
BlackBerry Torch has a 3.2-inch touch screen specifications HVGA, using BlackBerry OS 6, there is a GPS application, it supports HSDPA with download speeds up to 3.6 Mbps. In addition, it is equipped with
5 MP resolution camera with flash has face recognition capabilities. Camera can also be used for the video recorder with VGA resolution.
This device runs using a 624 MHz processor and 512 MB of internal memory can be upgraded with up to 4 GB of flash storage. Other features wi-fi connection with the latest 802.11n standard.
This device will be available first in the U.S. starting on August 12, 2010 and dibanderol with prices starting at 200 U.S. dollars with a 2-year subscription contract.