RIM today announced the launch of two new BlackBerry 7 OS smartphones in Singapore, the BlackBerry Torch 9860 and BlackBerry Torch 9810. Pre-order for both smartphone models start today, with expected availability in Singapore on September 22nd.
The new BlackBerry 7 operating system has been touted to offer a significantly faster, and more fluid browsing experience. Built on the WebKit browser engine, RIM says its BlackBerry 7 smartphones deliver 40% faster browsing results than BlackBerry 6 smartphones, as well as optimized zooming and panning for smoother web navigation
The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is an evolution of the BlackBerry Torch 9800, which was RIM's first smartphone with a capacitance touch screen and a slide-out keyboard. Equipped with a significantly faster 1.2 GHz processor under its hood for a zippy user experience, the Torch 9810 incorporates the same form factor as older Torch. In addition, the Torch 9810 has a 3.2" display that sports a VGA resolution of 640 x 480, as well as a vastly expanded 768MB of RAM and 8GB of onboard memory.
The BlackBerry Torch 9860, on the other hand, is a touch-only BlackBerry. With a depth of just 11.5mm, the Torch 9860 comes with an even larger 3.7" display with a WVGA resolution of 800 x 480. The Torch 9860 shares the same 1.2GHz processor and has the same amount of RAM and onboard memory as the Torch 9810.
Gregory Wade, Regional Managing Director, East Asia at RIM, said: "This is an exciting period for RIM and we are thrilled to introduce two new BlackBerry 7 powered smartphones in Singapore. Both of these new BlackBerry Torch smartphones offer a full touch display and feature RIM's next generation of hardware and software to deliver the ultimate in communications, multimedia and productivity."
For more information, visit http://sg.blackberry.com/