RIM Unveils BlackBerry Torch 9800 Smartphone In India

Research In Motion (RIM) unveiled its first slider BlackBerry 3G smartphone with full touch screen, the Torch 9800 in the Indian market today at an event held in Hotel Grand Hayatt- Mumbai.

Priced at Rs 35000 BlackBerry Torch supports a 3.2-inch 480 x 360 capacitive touchscreen display, QWERTY keyboard and A 5 megapixel camera. The phone comes with 4GB of built-in storage as well as a 4GB microSD card that’s included with the phone.

The microSD card slot supports up to 32GB cards. Other features include a 3.5mm headphone jack, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, voice activated dialing, and Bluetooth 2.1.The device comes with 1,300mAh battery is rated for up to 5.8 hours of talk time on 3G (UMTS/HSDPA) networks. The phone works with BlackBerry Desktop Software 6, which provides integrated media sync – even over Wi-Fi.

BlackBerry 6 is RIM’s latest operating system. It works both with the touchscreen and the trackpad, and includes more robust messaging capabilities, as well as easy management of social networking and RSS feeds. There’s also integrated access to BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace, along with messaging applications.

The biggest highlight of BlackBerry 6 is its WebKit-based browser that renders HTML websites much better than the previous browser that RIM offered on its BlackBerry devices, which has long been a topic of complaint among reviewers. The new browser even supports the modern HTML5 specification.

Its new text messaging app allows users to reply-all to as many as ten people at once, and messaging platform includes a Locations feature for finding points of interest, your own location, and more, without leaving the messaging application.

“With its new high-performance browser, powerful touch screen interface and easy-to-use BlackBerry keyboard, the highly anticipated BlackBerry Torch offers an exceptional mobile experience for both consumers and business users in India,” said Frenny Bawa, Managing Director, India, Research In Motion.

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Specifications :

  • Size: 111mm x 62mm x 14.6mm (closed)
    148mm x 62mm x 14.6mm (open)
  • Weight: 5.68 ounces (161.1 grams)
  • Display: 3.2 inch HVGA+ touch screen (480×360)
  • Camera: 5.0 MP camera (JPEG encoding) with flash, 2x digital zoom, image stabilization and auto-focus
  • Battery: 1300 mAhr removable/rechargeable lithium-ion cell
  • Battery life: 18 days (GSM) or 14 days (UMTS) standby; 5.5 hours (GSM) or 5.8 hours (UMTS) talk
  • GPS capable with extended ephemeris and maps
  • Input: trackpad, touch screen with on-screen keyboard (QWERTY and SureType), slide-out backlit QWERTY keyboard
  • Video format support: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3
  • Audio format support: MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMV, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis
  • Ringtones: MIDI, MP3
  • Connectivity: 3G; Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR; 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi; 3.5mm stereo headset, Micro-USB.
  • Networks: Tri-band 3G UMTS networks: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz
    Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

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March 26, 2014 11:40 pm 11:40 PM

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October 26, 2010 1:57 pm 1:57 PM

If customer is ready to pay, extract. Actually customers have liking and find it useful that is why it is priced high.