The BlackBerry 9850/60 has now been officially announced and we now have a a full specs list of the device. If this is a device you are considering to purchase, you might want to take a look at the full list of specs. Here is a sneak peak:
CDMA talk time: Up to 6.8 hours
CDMA standby time: up to 13.4 days
GSM talk time: 6.2 hours
GSM standby time: 11.6 hours
UMTS talk time: up to 6.1 hours
UMTS standby time: up to 11.8 days
Audio playback time: up to 50.2 hours
Video playback time: up to 6.6 hours
After the recent announcement from RIM. We are seeing new walkthrough videos popping up all over. Here we have a new walkthrough for the 9900 Bold Touch. Those of you that know me, this will be my next phone! The phone will have the 9000 keypad and touch screen interface; along with a 1.2GHz processor, 768MB RAM, 8GB of memory, NFC and other goodies. This device will also be coming with the all new BlackBerry7 Operating System from RIM.
After the recent announcement from RIM. We are seeing new walkthrough videos popping up all over. Here we have a new walkthrough for the 9810 Torch 2. This phone being a full upgrade from the 9800 Torch. It has a brighter screen at 253dpi, a 1.2gHZ processor, 768MB RAM and 8GB of internal memory. This device will also be coming with the all new BlackBerry7 along with RIM's liquid graphics.
After the recent announcement from RIM. We are seeing new walkthrough videos popping up all over. Here we have a new walkthrough for the 9860 Torch (Full Touch). It carries a 1.2GHz processor, 768MB RAM, 4GB embedded memory and much more. This device will also be coming with the all new BlackBerry7.
So we weren't able to attend the BlackBerry7 event in London, but we are going to give you all the good stuff right here on BBOS. Straight from the BlackBerryUK Twitter page we will be updating this post as the news develops.
AT&T has jumped on the pre-announcement banwagon & have posted a "Coming Soon" page for the BlackBerry Torch II (9810). This device will be running BlackBerry 7 OS, have a full QWERTY keyboard, sliding display, 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of onboard memory, up to 32GB of expandable storage, 720p video capture, inbuilt WiFi and support for the AT&T's HSPA+ network.
It also claims to be the first 4G BlackBerry on AT&T, which means the Bold 9900 will be launched later than the Torch refresh.
If you happen to live in the UK and are interested in the BlackBerry Bold 9900, you'll be ecstatic to know that O2 UK has posted a "Coming Soon" page with a August timeline.
We've previously other UK carriers announce that they'll carry this device, with Three UK giving us a specific date(September 15th), and Vodafone providing only a "coming soon" page without any additional details.
Although this means there is a 3.2% chance of it launching today, I'm sure that we will see this device released within the next 2-3 weeks.
It seems like an eternity since RIM announced the BlackBerry Bold 9900. We originally expected the device in late Spring, but have yet to see it be released. Apparently there is a legitimate reason for the delayed release. Some may have heard a rumor from several other BlackBerry sites that the Bold 9900′s release was pushed to September. We've been told that a hardware issue was at fault for the delay. We’re still hoping to see an August release date.
If you want a clear indication that a device is launching in the near future, the right of passage through FCC is typically a strong signal of a pending release date.
The three models (RDH71CW/RDP71UW/RDQ71UW) hints to a CDMA (Sprint & Verizon) variant & two GSM (T-Mobile & AT&T) variants of the device, so we're sure to see a global presence of this full touchscreen device. There is no mention of NFC in the documents, so it's possible that NFC will be reserved for the higher end devices (Bold & Torch 2).
If you have been paying attention to all the new device announcements, you should know about that the new BlackBerry Torch 2 9810 will be carrying BlackBerry7 OS. It will be carrying this OS all the way to Canada and will land in Rogers lap. Yes! Thats right, Rogers will be carrying the new BlackBerry7 9810 Torch 2.
When you start seeing phones with carrier branding, you know that a release date is imminent. Our friends at N4BB have leaked an image of the BlackBerry Torch 9850 with Sprint carrier branding. We've now seen all carriers (minus T-Mobile) with a 9850/9860 device.
Could these devices be released as soon as August?
If you needed more confirmation that the BlackBerry Torch 9860 was coming to AT&T, this photo will help you to feel at ease. No word yet on a release date, but to see it with some carrier branding makes me certain that it's release is near on the horizon.
If you look closely, you'll see the network indicator is H+ (instead of 3G). Some may say this means HSPA+ compatibility, while others may think it's a fake due to this discrepancy.
Everyone has seen all the news about the Bold 9900, and the recent launch of Facebook 2.0 for BlackBerry. Well, here is the best of both worlds slammed together. Here is a complete walk-through of the top 5 features of Facebook 2.0 on the BlackBerry Bold 9900.
Check out Facebook, and see how smooth the 9900 operates. I dont know what gets me more excited, Facebook 2.0 or Bold 9900. I already have Facebook, all I need is a 9900!