BlackBerry Torch 2 and its 1.2GHz processor spotted in the wild

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: April 8, 2011

BlackBerry Torch 2

Over the past week or so, we've seen images of both the BlackBerry Touch and Bold Touch leak out, and today the BlackBerry Torch 2 has starred in a photo shoot of its own. The new Torch looks similar to the old Torch on the outside, but that's where the similarities end. As you may remember from a leak earlier this year, the Torch 2 is packing a 1.2GHz core which, when paired with BlackBerry 6.1, is said to be extremely speedy. The new 640x480 display is a welcome addition, too, and is described as looking "absolutely great." The current expectation is that we'll see the Torch 2 launch on AT&T sometime this July.

So far, the Torch 2 sounds like the device that many expected the original Torch to be, which is pretty exciting for all of the BlackBerry fans out there. If all of the device's other rumored specs, like a 5-megapixel camera and 512MB of RAM, hold true, the new Torch could be one of the must-have BlackBerrys of 2011. How do you all think that the Torch 2 stacks up to other upcoming handsets like the Bold Touch and BlackBerry Touch? How does it compare to competing Android and iOS devices?

BlackBerry Torch 2