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
- 5-megapixel camera with flash
- 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!