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BlackBerry Torch 2 9850 Caught on Camera! AT&T Release in July?


You have to love Fridays! The BlackBerry faithful have been clamoring for more news on the upcoming line of BlackBerry devices and it has been flowing in. We now have some hands on pictures of the BlackBerry Torch 2 9850 thanks to the BoyGenius. They are reporting that the device is practically identical to the current BlackBerry Torch but with seriously beefed up specs like the 640×480 screen resolution along with a 1.2Ghz CPU which they say “could light a fire.”

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I am really excited about these upcoming devices! How about you? Supposedly this device will be announced at BlackBerry World in May and launch on AT&T in July which fits the Q3 rumors from before though its early Q3.

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Full specs that were leaked previously:

  • 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
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  1. Why do I fear that this might be yet another AT&T exclusive? I really don’t want to switch to AT&T, but I may have no choice if I want a decent device.

    (Sorry, the Bold Touch doesn’t seem that interesting to me.)

    Of course if the AT&T purchase of T-Mobile US is approved, I may have no choice anyways.

  2. I am shocked the battery is not bigger. It should be the same size as the Bold Touch’s. How can you increase CPU speed, on a touch-screen none-the-less, and not provide a beefier battery. I hate the battery life on my 9650, and really want my next BB to last for more than a day. I’d torn between the Bold Touch and the Torch 2, but the smaller battery in the Torch 2 makes my choice for the Bold Touch easier.

    • relax dude, current Torch uses the same battery and My Torch goes 2 days on a single charge with moderate usage and most of the times I am on Wifi. Torch is already heavy and a bigger battery will add to more weight to it. Conclusion is that you should be fine with this battery.

      • All I can say is that the 9650 has a 1400 mAh battery, and I have to charge twice a day. I don’t use Wifi, and keep my open apps to a bare minimum. I’ve bought a 2nd new battery but no help. The only explanation for me is that CDMA uses more power than GSM. When I had a T-Mo 8900 with the same battery I could go 2 days. The Torch 2 has a 1300 mAh battery which is less than my 9650, but at least it will be GSM.

        • I agree with concerns regarding a small battery. With my current Torch, I consistently sit at 60% after 7 hours of moderate to heavy usage. On my 9700, I was at 60% after 12 hours.

          With a bigger processor, the weakest link will be that battery.

  3. Bold Touch for me. I have the Torch now with the Playbook coming out phone will be mainly for email so I go for the better keyboard.

  4. no front facing camera?
    no OpenGL chip?

    no thanks!

  5. Anyone know what compass app that is running on the last pictures? Looks pretty cool.

  6. July = iPhone 5 or Torch 2 ??

    Only time will tell

  7. I think I can see there is a front camera there. Well, its still a leaked specs, relax!

    • hope you are right. But anything pre-QNX, RIM has been 1-2 years late to the game.

      Im no apple troll, but Im stuck with a 1y old Storm2 with an orphan os (5)…

  8. This should have been the torch 1!

  9. All the BB phones released with OS 6.1 will have OpenGL and NFC. But no luck on the front facing camera. But then, that’s what the playbook is for.

  10. I can see myself getting this.

  11. If it would have had a front facing cam I think I would have bought it at full retail price.

  12. Looks good. Maybe when my wife’s phone is due for an upgrade I’ll get it and she can have my first generation Torch. I was leaning towards the Bold Touch initially, but having had the Torch for a few weeks now I am getting used to the larger screen. It would be hard to go back.

  13. Assuming that the battery life doesn’t suffer too much from the upgraded screen and processor (i.e. a long day with two or three hours of screen use and an hour or so of talk time without getting into the dreaded ‘red zone’), this is the phone I’ve been waiting for to replace my aging Pearl 8100.

  14. Torch 2 looks awesome. I’ve heard rumors that the 1.2 is dual core and that there will be a front facing camera on the new torch and storm. Hopefully, these rumors are right.

  15. i really don’t like AT&T

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