BlackBerry Torch carries 5 MP camera

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Research In Motion’s much anticipated answer to the Apple iPhone has arrived. The BlackBerry Torch 9800 promises the best of both worlds: a thumb keyboard that has defined the BlackBerry experience, plus a touchscreen, one of the iPhone’s signature features. The Torch is a slider — the 320 x 480 screen covers most of the face of the phone but slides up to expose the QWERTY keyboard on the bottom layer.

Cameraphones improve with each generation and the Torch can capture five megapixel photos or video at resolutions up to 640×480 (the new iPhone also captures five megapixel stills, but does HD video).

The camera also offers continuous auto focus, image stabilization, scene modes and a digital zoom. A built-in flash banishes the darkness, and with the Torch’s built-in GPS system, photo geo-tagging is also possible.

The Torch ships with an upgraded operating system called BlackBerry 6, which is tuned to enhance the user’s online and multimedia experiences, two areas where previous Blackberries fell short of the iPhone experience. Users will be able to use BB versions of many popular apps — for example, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube.

The Torch 9800 will be available August 12, but only in the US initially (through AT&T).

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IP camera August 8, 2010 - 7:32 pm

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David August 10, 2010 - 2:43 pm

Thanks! We hope this will be an engaging complement to the print publication

Wcq August 9, 2010 - 9:54 am

Does anybody know when the blackberry torch will be available in Switzerland?

Karcy November 9, 2011 - 7:48 am

Woot, I will cterainly put this to good use!

N8 Handy August 9, 2010 - 10:23 am

This will be the best Blackberry ever. I wasn’t a big supporter of Blackberrys until now, but this will be a big step for them.


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