That was quick! Jacob let us know (via N4BB) that Verizon is now selling the BlackBerry Torch 9850 on their website. The Torch 9850 is the all touch BlackBerry that redeems the Storm line. It is selling for $199.99 on Verizon’s website now with a 2 year contract which is not bad. They even have it featured on the Verizon Wireless homepage.
Here is how they describe it:
The new BlackBerry® Torch™ 9850 smartphone delivers the best multimedia experience ever on a BlackBerry smartphone, thanks to a new all–touch design, 1.2Ghz processor, next generation BlackBerry® 7 OS featuring Liquid Graphics, and the latest in multimedia features. With a spectacular 3.7” touch screen display, the largest ever on a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry Torch 9850 smartphone is optimized for displaying web pages, photos, videos, and delivers powerful gaming experiences along with real–time communication and collaboration.
All–touch design: The BlackBerry Torch 9850 features a smooth, thrilling 3.7” touch screen , the largest BlackBerry smartphone display,ever–creating a fully immersive touch and multimedia experience that is meant to be shared and it’s Global Ready.
New, powerful 1.2GHz processor: Powering this contemporary BlackBerry smartphone is a 1.2 GHz processor seamlessly integrated with the new BlackBerry 7 OS for smoother multitasking and navigation, crisp 720p HD video recording, and fast downloads.
Liquid Graphics™: New BlackBerry® 7 OS provides the smoothest, most seamless touch experience yet. So you can enjoy instant response times, smoother rendering, and fluid animations across the board –for the most engaging, fluid multimedia experiences ever on a BlackBerry smartphone.
Fast BlackBerry Browser: With remarkably faster page load times than BlackBerry® 6, seamless panning and zooming, and better web–based video and gaming, new BlackBerry® 7 browser provides a seamless loading, scrolling, zooming experience.