AT&T announces 4G BlackBerry lineup, coming soon
AT&T has announced it's upcoming lineup of 4G BlackBerry smartphones which includes the 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810 which will be available sometime in August. Additional 4G BlackBerry phones planned for launch this year include the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the all-touch, BlackBerry Torch 9860. AT&T says these phones will be capable of speeds up to nearly four times the network speed capability of previous models. Keep in mind, however, that although they're advertised as 4G phones they deliver 4G speeds through HSPA+ with an enhanced back-haul.
Here are the details of the 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810, from AT&T:
Exclusive to AT&T customers, the next-generation 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810 is faster and more fluid with high performance hardware features and the new BlackBerry® 7 OS delivering an enhanced multimedia experience. It features the signature BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard that easily slides out to allow fast typing and a full touch screen display, and delivers high-speed 4G capabilities. The 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810 is planned to be available in August.
The new 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810 smartphone boasts significant hardware improvements including a 1.2GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera with HD 720p video recording, 8 gigabytes of onboard storage and a high resolution, 3.2-inch touch display powered by BlackBerry Liquid Graphics™ technology to deliver an incredibly fast, smooth and responsive visual experience.
A powerful evolution of the BlackBerry software, BlackBerry 7 OS delivers speed, efficiency and UI enhancements and enables new hardware capabilities, including HD video recording, more fluid and responsive graphics, digital compass, and augmented reality. Browsing with the new BlackBerry 7 based smartphones is up to 40% faster than BlackBerry® 6 based smartphones and up to 100% faster than BlackBerry® 5 based smartphones. (Requires BlackBerry 7 OS. Testing was performed by RIM in July 2011 and measured average page load speeds using pre-release BlackBerry 7 software.)