Blackberry’s Answer in Smartphone Wars

Blackberry Torch can also be called an iPhone killer, as it is expected to give Apple’s iPhone and Motorola Droid a tough time in the market. The new Blackberry 9800, known as the Torch has some unique and powerful features to outshine its competitors.

Blackberry 9800 will be out for sale from 12th August. It will be first sold in USA and then in other international markets in the following few months time. It will be sold exclusively through AT&T for $199.99 with a contract of two years.

Blackberry Torch has a big fluid display of 3.2” HVGA. It is a touch screen, slider phone with pull out full qwerty keypad. Its address book, to do list and calendar have unmatched capabilities. It has a new browser which is completely renovated with pinching and zooming tabs to let you swap through the web pages easily and quickly.

You will be thrilled by the enhanced multi media experience. The torch has 8GB memory to store your favorite movies and/or music files which you can enjoy any time with its long battery life. The battery’s stand by time is up to 18 hours for GSM and up to 14 hours for UMTS.

Blackberry 9800 gives you a talk time up to 5.5 hours on GSM and up to 5.8 hours on UMTS. You can play music up to 30 hours and play video up to 6 hours. It also has 512 MB flash memory / 512 MB SD RAM. A 4 GB media card is included with the package and the phone’s memory is expandable up to 32 GB.

Blackberry Torch has an upgraded 5 MP camera with continuous auto-focus, image stabilizer, flash, 11 scene modes, new camera modes, etc. The multi media player supports various files like MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3 for videos and MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMV, Flac and Ogg forbis for audio playback.

This smart phone is also known for its push e-mail, Wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity. It has an in-built YouTube application and a new brower for a universal search and a lot more.

Blackberry Founder Mike Lazaridis speaks about the Torch

The founder of Blackberry Mike Lazaridis is very excited about the universal search and display functions of Blackberry Torch. In an interview, he said “We have learned that although every consumer is not a business person, every business person is a consumer.” He is well aware of the core customer’s need which is more than just security.

Caris & Company analyst Robert Cihra said, “In the world of iPhones and the Android, Research In Motion can’t be seen as still selling typewriters. With smart phones all about software, we see big improvements in Research In Motion having completely revamped its browser, in its new Blackberry 6 operating system.”

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