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BlackBerry Torch 2 Leaked With 1.2Ghz Processor – Q3 AT&T Release

BlackBerryTorch 2 leaked

Today keeps on getting better and better. When RIM first shipped the Torch everybody was kind of pissed that the device was underpowered in comparison to the competition. According to details the BGR learned RIM has finally decided to fix that in a HUGE way. We now have the rumored specs for a device that looks almost exactly like the BLackBerry Torch but with a silver finish. It includes features like a 1.2Ghz processor (Finally!!!) along with a VGA screen, 8GB memory, NFC, and more. It only has 512 MB of RAM which is odd but I guess you cannot have everything.

Other things worthy of noting are the HSPA 14.4 data connection which will make the device scream on the latest “4G” HSPA networks. Oddly the device still has a 1300mAh battery so I have no idea how it will last all day with this beefed up processor. I was asking for RIM to double the processor speed AND the battery size to accommodate it but I guess they found a way to do one without the other!

Full specs that were leaked:

  • 1.2GHz processor
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band HSPA 14.4Mbps
  • 3.2-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive display
  • 8GB built-in memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 5-megapixel camera with flash
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • OpenGL ES
  • 14.6mm thin

Anybody else excited? Rumor has it the Torch 2 is looking for a release on AT&T in late Q3 of this year!!! I will be dropping my current Torch like a hot potato when it comes out. This is the device RIM should have released instead of the current Torch.

Kudos to the BGR team on all the leaks today. Way to show RIM wont be going down without a serious fight!

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  1. Omg, I WANT IT!!!

  2. Did I mention that I laugh when I see 512MB? That’s soooo 5 yrs ago.

    I do like tue torch tho. I’m not a fan of the keyboard so I would never open it. If they make a keyboardless version with more ram and a better resolution. I would be all over it 🙂

    Great writeup, as usual 🙂

    • n4bb says Monaco (Storm-like) is heading to production.. but it supposedly also has 512mb ram

    • I have to agree. The Torch is awesome, but the keyboard is a failure because it is just too small and uncomfortable to use. (The Palm Pre did the same mistake.) They should make it slide out horizontally instead of vertically, that would make it usable.

      That said, without the ungodly SurePress, the on screen keyboard works quite well. RIM could even salvage their old Storm and Storm 2 devices with a firmware upgrade, they just have to disable that SurePress crap so people can type without pushing down the screen.

      • i’ve never tried a storm with surepress.. the idea of pressing down the screen seems odd to me..

        the torch keyboard would be okay if there was more noticeable feedback when you pressed a key.

        instead when you think you’ve pressed it you haven’t or vice versa.

    • i forgot, the iphone4 has 512mb ram..

  3. New torch, new bold… its going to be a tough one

  4. That is good news, by the time its released I’ll be eligible for an upgrade; SWEET!

  5. That is a lot of leaks for one day…

  6. Oh man its BB day!

    why couldn’t they have announced these at CES? hah

  7. Which means that Torch 9800 should be coming to VZW before that. In a CDMA version and hopefully with a WiFi hotspot. Good day to love BlackBerry devices!

  8. I think they should have re-designed the body a bit.. I find there’s too much bezel, could have streamlined it a bit more.

  9. No HD yet? Still nice. Lots of new devices coming out. Hard to make a choice right now.

  10. I was wondering how long it was going to take for my Torch to feel outdated.

    Any word on which current devices might be getting 6.1?

  11. This is great news! I think that the ram will be a little higher than 512mb, considering the new bold will have 768mb. Hopefully, a 4g Sprint version also comes out.

  12. Is that the official picture of the Torch 2? I think they should change the form factor like Bold to Bold 2.

  13. Well, it is great for now, but it is not cutting edge by any means. By the late 3rd quarter release it will be ancient… that is the sad story of the smart phone world…

  14. Finally! I’ve restrained myself from jumping on the Torch ever since I became eligible for upgrade couple of months ago. Got one for my wife and she loves it for the most part. But then again, she’s a woman. I just can’t get over the screen resolution on 9800, especially when comparing with my 9700.

    • one of my gripes too.. it basically looks fuzzy in some areas, especially browsing. my gf’s 9700 is so much sharper..

      that’s why VGA on both this (a 3.2″) and the Dakota (2.8″) is going to look VERY sharp.

      • You’re right barrist . Looks particularly fuzzy in the browser.
        I’m very exited about the Dakota. I really loved my first Bold 9000.
        Any idea when it is supposed to be released?

        • I really hope its sooner than the Torch 2. This phone has been in so many rumours for so long, i hope its farther along so we can see it in Q1 or Q2 at the latest.

  15. This should have been torch 1

  16. This phone is so last year… Hell, the whole line up is.
    Even HP will probably do better in a few weeks…
    If the other OSes catch up in terms of features for businesses, RIM will be in trouble.
    I’m not sure people will come back if they switch this year.

  17. Great news! I felt that when they first released the Torch, they didn’t give it enough firepower to compete effectively with the other smart phones on the market, although it still did do fairly well. Love the form factor, except for the missing left convenience key. Hopefully, they add this back and raise the keyboard a little. I feel these are some of the factors that make up BlackBerry’s superior functionality.

  18. Zzzzzzzzzzzz…. Total snoozer. I own a torch, I think its the best BlackBerry every! I really do, in fact I love it but heres the deal. Until QNX comes out their Java based OS will keep real App Developers away. This means twice as much CPU and NOTHING to do with it that you cant do today. I wont even touch the fact it still only has 512MB of RAM. RIM needs to wake up and realize the world isnt going to wait forever for a better smart phone.

  19. Had the freakin iPhone for two weeks in August. Took it back when the Torch came out it has proven to be the best phone decision I have made. Can’t wait for the II. My Torch is used heavily for work and it performs Beautifully.

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