BlackBerry Torch 2 Destined for AT&T in August
Although it appears that the popularity of Research In Motion and BlackBerry is somewhat waning, seeing a drop in US market share and looking to be going the way of Nokia due to the rise of Android and of course Apple’s iOS gear, RIM isn’t about to bow out of the game and has a few devices readying for release in the not too distant future.
According to the guys over on Android Central they receives an image that shows what Research In Motion has on offer for AT&T and said image shows that the HTC Status along with the LG Thrill 4G should be hitting AT&T at some point this month although it doesn’t give a clear release date.
Another bit of info gleaned from the image is that RIM should be releasing the BlackBerry Torch successor, the BlackBerry Torch 2 sometime in August to the carrier although for some reason the smartphone is listed as the BlackBerry Torch 4G.
Apparently the BlackBerry Torch 2 actually maxes out at HSPA 14.4Mbps, so it could be that AT&T is trying to grab interest in the smartphone by shoving it into the HSPA+ category as 4G, who knows.
Spec wise the BlackBerry Torch successor, according to Crackberry, is quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, tri-band HSPA 14.4Mbps, with a 3.2-inch VGA touch screen, horizontal sliding QWERTY keyboard, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, a 5megapixel camera with flash, 512MB RAM, 8GB built in memory, accelerometer, proximity sensor, magnetometer, OpenGL ES, and runs BlackBerry OS6.1, although apparently the device will now come out to play with BlackBerry OS7 in tow.
The design of the BlackBerry Torch 2 is basically the same as the original BlackBerry handset with the exception of sporting a matt-silver finish. As yet there is still no pricing of the BlackBerry Torch 2 been made available.
Roughly a month ago we posted the first tour video of the BlackBerry Torch 2, so if you haven’t check that out by heading over to this article.
As for the HTC Status you probably know the device is the HTC ChaCha Facebook phone that has just been renamed for AT&T, while the LG Thrill 4G is AT&T version on the glasses free LG Optimus 3D smartphone.
So there you have it, considering the success of the original BlackBerry Torch along with the waning interest in BlackBerry in general, are you considering picking up the BlackBerry Torch 2 when it finally hits the streets?