BlackBerry Torch 2 pictured again

26th May 2011 | 11:37

BlackBerry Torch 2 pictured again

Just launch it already, RIM

TechRadar rating:

3 stars

For a phone that's supposed to be the poster child of the new BlackBerry 6 OS, we hoped for a lot more. If you're a BlackBerry stalwart then you might find some joy here, but otherwise the Torch is unlikely to convert many of the Android and iPhone brigade.

Like:

Smooth touchscreen control; Great camera with scene selectors; Slide-out keyboard is a good compromise; Bright and crisp 3.2-inch screen; Good enterprise asset-tracking options;

Dislike:

Too slow for serious smartphone use; Keyboard is too small; App selection too practical; Not great for media; A bit on the bulky side;

The BlackBerry Torch 2 has hit the catwalk once again, being papped in fairly low quality showing off its shiny new back plate.

It doesn't look like this metal (?) back panel is made of the same cross-hatched glass that the Bold Touch 9900 is rocking; in fact, it looks a bit low-rent for RIM's premium agenda.

But, having been so fashionably late to BlackBerry World that it missed the entire convention, the BlackBerry Torch 2 is yet to get its official reveal so we know nothing for sure.

BlackBerry torch 2

What the spec?

That hasn't stopped the handset sneaking out into the wild in photos and revealing its secret specifications in a half-hearted hands on.

These include a 1.2Ghz processor (likely to be a single-core affair but still double that of the original BlackBerry Torch), 512MB of RAM, Bluetooth 2.1, a magnetometer and an accelerometer.

The Torch 2 will probably also come with BlackBerry 7 OS, designed for the greater processing horsepower of the 1.2Ghz chip but sadly not making its way to older RIM-made smartphones.

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