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New BlackBerry Torch 9800 lights up AT&T website

Ahead of the RIM press conference set to kick off any moment now, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 has just appeared on AT&T's website:

Ahead of the RIM press conAT&T's website:

UPDATE: Check out the BlackBerry Torch photo gallery

Handset will be available from August 12th and the price is $199 (tied to a 2-year contract and data plan).

Here's a link to the official page on RIM's website.

 

Introducing the biggest leap yet in BlackBerry evolution — the Torch.

  • World premier BlackBerry in slider form factor with touch screen plus QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad
  • BlackBerry 6 OS with all-new browser featuring tabbed browsing for access to multiple web pages at the same time and pinch-to-zoom capability
  • First BlackBerry with next-generation messaging including group messaging for up to 10 people and locations
  • Social networking feed application for one view of all your favorite sites such as Facebook®, Twitter™ and MySpace®
  • Integrated search from home screen
  • 5 MP camera with flash, autofocus, and environment settings
  • Latest Wi-Fi "N" network support (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n) for home, office, and on the nation’s fastest Wi-Fi network with more than 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide

Tech Specs

Touchscreen 3.2" High Resolution 480x360 pixel color display with slide-out QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad

Web Browser Full HTML tabbed browser for "PC-like" Web browsing with tabbed browsing for access to multiple web pages at the same time and pinch-to-zoom capability

Email and IM BlackBerry Enterprise Servicer for corporate email, BlackBerry Internet Service for personal email, and Mobile Instant Messaging

Messaging Next-generation messaging including group messaging for up to 10 people and locations

Social Networking One view of all your favorite sites such as Facebook®, Twitter™, and MySpace®

Operating System BlackBerry 6 OS with integrated search and new UI

BLUETOOTH® 2.1 with A2DP Stereo

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and AT&T Hot Spots for Wi-Fi access at over 20,000 locations

Camera 5 MP autofocus flash camera with video and scenes

Music and Video AT&T Music, AT&T Video Share, PrimeTime2Go video-on-demand application, YouTube podcast, video capture, playback and streaming, 3.5 mm headset jack

Media Synch iTunes, Windows Media® Player DRM-Free music, photos and videos on the go from your computer to your BlackBerry. Sync from your home computer music library to your BlackBerry wirelessly over Wi-Fi

Wireless Technology UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz (Bands 1,2,5/6) GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

Memory 512 MB RAM + 512 MB Flash + 4 GB Flash + 4 GB MicroSD

Dimensions Weight 161.1 g. (H X W X D) 111 x 62 x 14.6 mm

Battery 1300 mAHr Lithium cell

Talk Time GSM: 5.5 hrs UMTS: 5.8 hrs Standby talk time GSM: 17 days UMTS: 13 days

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