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Explore the BlackBerry Torch 9800 in Augmented Reality 3D

Augmented Reality Torch While perusing the BlackBerry From AT&T Facebook page I learned that AT&T and RIM have been traveling the US giving out BlackBerry Torch 9800s through their “street teams.” You can read more about them at this link. These street teams have been handing out cards that let you explore the BlackBerry Torch 9800 in Augmented Reality 3D using your computer with a connected webcam. If you don’t have one of the cards you can simply print one out.

The idea is that you hold this card in front of your webcam while on the Facebook augmented reality app and it will show a 3D demo of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 wherever you move the card. I admit this is kind of cheesy but I was having loads of fun with it. If you have some time to spare it is quite entertaining. Check it out on Facebook at this link.

You can check out a demo video of the experience below:

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  1. its ironic, i think BB is the only platform that does not support augmented reality… The iphone does, Android does… do Palm and Win7 support it?

    • Yeah, I was going to write the same…. A smart phone that is not so smart to have Augmented Reality…. the 3D model should say in small letters….. Do not include AR features…. How cool and awsome is that!!!, like that guy say.

      • Yeah RIM does not expose an API letting developers overlay anything on the camera. Real shame. Still most of the Augmented Reality apps are more of a gimmick though there is some future there is somebody like Google steps into the game

  2. its worst than that, unfortunately….

    quality AugReal requires a GPS, accelerometer, and a gyroscope, all BB lack the later. Many many things bother me about the Torch, besides API from a software perspective. Lack of OpenGl chip, gyroscope, hi-res screen, 1gz cpu….

    Bought a S2 10 months ago…. been regretting staying with BB for 8 months now…

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