BlackBerry Torch 9860/9850 Approved by the FCC

BlackBerry Torch 9860 FCC

First we saw the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and then the BlackBerry Torch 2 9810 blow past the FCC approval process. Now we have the all touch BlackBerry Torch 9850 and 9860 also showing up on the FCC website spotted by Engadget. This new model has three variants which hints to a CDMA and two GSM models. In other words one for Sprint/Verizon, one for regular GSM (Think AT&T), and one for GSM AWS (Like T-Mobile and WIND Canada). These devices show up as three models RDH71CW / RDP71UW / RDQ71UW,

The devices show as supporting Wi-Fi and Bluetooth along with the following frequencies per model:

  • RDH71CW supports GSM / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and CDMA 800/1900/2000 (Verizon & Sprint Model)
  • RDP71UW supports WCDMA with quad band GSM/EDGE and WCDMA 850/1900/2100 (AT&T, Rogers, Bell, and/or Telus)
  • RDQ71UW also supports quad band GSM/EDGE but substitutes in WCDMA 1700 AWS, as well as 900/2100 for global use (T-Mobile & WIND Canada)

Check out the filings on the FCC website at this link. Thanks Tashanna for the tip!

6 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. Its even sexy from the back omg I want this phone fukin bad

  2. All the new models are HSPA+ right ?

  3. Well, I know it’s coming whether RIM announces it or not. The fact that they’ve requested FCC approval means it’s real! :)

    I’m not convinced they’re HSPA+, but I sure certainly hope so!!! WCDMA is HSPA/HSPA+ and the RDP71UW model appears to support that.

    Guys, we’ve got 30 days and counting for launch!!!

  4. We need these devices to announced now!

  5. Really trying hard to remain positive. Negativity is like a cancer. It just grows and spreads and consumes until everything crashes all around you.

    Let’s be fair. The FCC has approved these new devices and it’s only a matter of time before we see them on store shelves. Will always be sad to be kept in the dark less than a month before the devices launch. What’s the hold up?

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