BlackBerry Torch 2 gets outed, complete with a blazing 1.2GHz core

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: January 13, 2011

BlackBerry Torch 2

And the BlackBerry leaks continue.  This time, we've got the BlackBerry Torch 2 for your viewing pleasure.  The sequel to RIM's first BlackBerry slider just leaked out, and while the exterior of the handset seems essentially unchanged, there are some big changes under the hood.  The biggest change with the Torch 2 is almost certainly the processor: the new model reportedly has a 1.2GHz core, doubling the first device's 624MHz core.  Unsurprisingly, AT&T is expected to launch the second Torch, and it's said to be arriving some time in late Q3.  All of the other Torch 2 specs, presented in a handy bulleted list, are:

  • 1.2GHz CPU
  • 3.2-inch 640x480 touchscreen
  • 512MB RAM
  • 8GB of on-board memory
  • 5 megapixel camera with flash
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band HSPA capable of 14.4Mbps speeds
  • NFC
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • BlackBerry 6.1 included
  • 14.6mm thickness

The original BlackBerry Torch had an interesting form factor and decently-sized display, but its processor was pretty slow for a "flagship" type device.  Thankfully, RIM has addressed the issue in the Torch 2 in a big way.  A 1.2GHz core should definitely help the Torch 2 and BB 6 fly, although I'm still a little disappointed with the smallish screen and relatively low resolution.  Still, if you're going to be in the market for a new handset soon and love BlackBerrys or need a physical keyboard, the Torch 2 seems like it's going to be a great option.  What do you all think of the Torch 2?  Which of the trio of today's leaked 'Berrys is your favorite?


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