BlackBerry Torch 2 looks the same, but packs more power

| January 13, 2011 | Reply

BlackBerry Torch owners experienced RIM’s first take on a full QWERTY/Touch device last year.  The Torch brought in several mixed reviews to say the least.  Most users seemed to be happy with the device running the brand new BlackBerry OS 6, while their were still plenty of others complaining about the overall power and speed of the device.  This may have been the reason that pricing seemed to drop for the Torch in such a short period of time after release.  Well perhaps RIM was listening as they have appeared to change all of that in what our friends over at BGR have found to be the upcoming, all new Torch 2.  From the picture below you will question whether this is indeed a new device considering it seems to be merely a color change at this point.  However, looking under the hood will reveal some significant changes that will make a lot of Torch owners happy.  No official word from RIM yet, but the device is rumored to be available on AT&T late Q3.  Check out the pic, and super specs below and be sure to drop us a comment with your thoughts on the Torch 2.

  • 1.2GHz processor
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band HSPA 14.4Mbps
  • 3.2-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive display
  • 8GB built-in memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 5-megapixel camera with flash
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • OpenGL ES
  • 14.6mm thin

Source:  BGR

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