4G BlackBerry Torch 9810 AT&T

It's definitely been a long, leak-filled ride, but today AT&T and RIM teamed up to announce three new BlackBerry smartphones. The first of the pack is the 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810, which will be hitting AT&T's shelves this month for an unspecified price. Specs for the 9810 include a 3.2-inch 480x640 touchscreen, 1.2GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture, 8GB of built-in storage, 768MB RAM, AT&T HSPA+ connectivity (delivered with enhanced backhaul), and the BlackBerry 7 operating system.

AT&T also said that it plans to launch both the 4G BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the 4G BlackBerry Touch 9860 later this year. Both devices will run on AT&T's HSPA+ network.

So there you have it, BlackBerry fanatics. It's pretty exciting to see this trio of new 'Berrys heading to AT&T, even if we've known about the devices for the better part of 2011. And while we'd definitely like a peek at some of those QNX-powered smartphones that RIM's talked up once before, these new BlackBerry 7 handsets should do the trick for now considering how long it's been since we've seen a new smartphone from the folks in Waterloo hit AT&T. So now that it's nice and official, what do you all think of the Torch 9810?

4G BlackBerry Torch 9810 AT&T


Exclusive 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810 to Precede 4G BlackBerry Bold 9900 and New, 4G, All-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860

DALLAS, Aug. 3, 2011 —

AT&T* today outlined plans for its future portfolio of 4G BlackBerry smartphones including the exclusive 4G BlackBerry® Torch™ 9810, planned to be launched in August.Also planned for 2011, AT&T customers will have the opportunity to select the 4G BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 and the 4G, all-touch, BlackBerry® Torch™ 9860. AT&T’s premium BlackBerry lineup will be capable of speeds up to nearly four times the network speed capability of previous models, so you can talk and surf even faster on the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network.

4G BlackBerry Torch 9810

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**.

AT&T BlackBerry Smartphone Portfolio

In addition to the 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810, AT&T plans to also add even more 4G-capable versions of BlackBerry smartphones to its portfolio later this year including the 4G BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the 4G, all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860, which will be AT&T’s first all-touch BlackBerry smartphone.

“BlackBerry customers are passionate about their smartphones – and they know to come to AT&T for the best choice,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “From being the first carrier to offer the BlackBerry solution in 1999 to the broadest lineup of 4G-capable BlackBerry smartphones this year, we’ll continue to offer our customers the leading BlackBerry portfolio in the U.S.”

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

** Requires BlackBerry 7 OS. Testing was performed by RIM in July 2011 and measured average page load speeds using pre-release BlackBerry 7 software.

4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. Requires 4G device. Learn more at att.com/network.

Important Information: Limited-time offer. Mobile broadband coverage and other coverage not available in all areas. See coverage map at store for details. Two year agreement with qualifying voice plan and a minimum $15 a month smartphone data plan required. Subscriber must live and have a mailing address within AT&T's owned wireless network coverage area. Up to $36 activation fee applies. Equipment price and availability may vary by market and may not be available from independent retailers. Early Termination Fee: None if cancelled in the first 30 days, but up to $35 restocking fee may apply to returns; thereafter up to $325. Some agents impose additional fees. Other conditions and restrictions apply. See contract for details. Sales tax calculated based on price of unactivated equipment.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T ¦DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.

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Marrion Bell @ Nick kalman windows phone are the wackiest phone os
Athier Mohammed i thought this phone was going to sprint and uscellular????? thats what i saw on the phonedog website and thats what the guy @ us.cc sayed.
Robert Centennial no they are just bb os 6.1 called 7.0 and will be obsolete in 6 months when room releases qnx
Hugo Garcia At the start of the smartphone age 5-6 years ago blackberry had a big lead over every1, but now they are playing catch-up, they slacked off big time
Peter Kis I actually am - the new Torches look pretty good. The 1.2 ghz processor is faster than the iPhone 4's, so if they optimized the OS properly, this should turn into a nice user experience. However, they need to get these phones out globally before they lose even more customers to iOS this fall. The biggest problem with BB OS right now? The apps. They look ugly and antiquated. Developers probably aren't investing a lot in that platform, since it's unclear whether RIM are moving towards QNX soon. They need to make a strong statement for OS 7 and they need to get an Apple-like quality control system in place, if they want to stay in the game.
Damian Wilson Blackberry is played out team EVO!!!!
Piero Garavito Martell In Peru BB still the king of smartphones....i don t know why !!!!!!
Ryan Nunes I agree with Jason. If RIM wants to compete in this industry they should have stepped their game up a long time ago. They have dug themselves a whole that they night not be able to get out of.
Ramon Quintero I was interested on the bold for tmobile but when I saw the price of the bold I don't want it anymore. I'll rather wait
Nick Kalman Would love to try but I'm more waiting for some new Windows Phone 7 devices. The best os by far.
Kojack Sanders I want the the Torch,but its on AT&T.
Jason King Of course not. Why would anyone be excited about devices that should have come out 3 years ago? I’m not even going to mention any other operating system or any other phone company, RIM is hurting themselves. Why mention the competition. I loved Blackberry but when I started to see I couldn’t do what other people were doing on their phones, simple tasks like web browsing?? I said hold up I need a change ASAP. So they are going to put out devices that don’t even match up to what’s on the streets now?? That seems like a costly mistake on RIM’s part.
Marrion Bell hell no blackberrrys are garbage
Marx Fabián Coloma Nope, still same old blackberry and that touchscreen on the bold is gonna cut off the battery...
Zach Cline Lol, No.
Brad Haislip Yes I'm going back to blackberry I've missed blackberry so much its the best OS
Tim Fuhrmann Excited about the devices...Yes. Excited about the leaked T-Mo pricing....No.
Salvador Orozco Nope I rather have a motorola razr. Haha
Ron Dennis Err, no.
Hunter Remington 4th G2x, sorry. Viva La BlackBerry.
Hunter Remington Yes. I want a 9900. I am on my 6th G2x, already suffered through the Vibrant plague too. Google needs to do quality control on the android handset manufacturers. I love my Bold 9780. The people BlackBerry still exists? The joke isn't funny. BlackBerry has a huge global presence, get over it, it isn't funny.
Wasim Mazahreh Yes, can't make a dcesion between the 9900 or 9810
Equaknox Knox #TeamEVO
Nicole Muench Seidel No, I just got a Samsung Infuse android...it has a voice to text feature... its amazing...Blackberry doesn't impress me any more.
Rin Von Irisviel Einzbren no,what 1,2 Ghz ZZZzzzzzzz
Rene Rivas They all look the same again......
Erman Guido Blackberry r history
Robert Solomon Bold 9900 would be a nice 2nd phone for work
Robert Solomon When does the Bold 9900 drop?
Christina Elena Amaya yes very exited i can't wait to get the Bold 9930
Manjith Shaik No not all....
Nic Gruwell I will never own a blackberry again..
Ariel Orellana BB Torch 9860 looks great
Robert Skeen Nope. Waiting on the Bionic or SG2. I wish they would quit BSing and release them.
Tafheem Nayeem the new bold looks REALLY nice, I may even get it rather than a windows phone
Derrico Brown I won't be touching a BlackBerry again until it has QNX, ffc, 4g speeds, and preferably the Android market app (like the Playbook is getting). I'll let the teens and 1st time smartphone users enjoy bb for now.
Scott Filip Why all the hate over a phone? If you don't like it, don't buy it. Sheesh.
David DiPilla Blackberry sucks
Willie Sneeze Y everybody don't like blackberry now?
Thomas Matthews Only the new bold
Joseph Kitchen I've owned a Blackberry and its great for emails, texting, taking a few pics, but it doesn't have the apps like android. Apps for fun and play, and whatever else your hearts desire.
Joshua Calderon P.S. I HAVE ANDROID ....
Joshua Calderon hell yeah BB torch 2 with a modern processor and HSPA+ connectivity = awesome a upgrade a true upgrade finally loved BB always will .. THE BEST OS SECURITY AROUND AND KEYBOARD AND RELABLE BATTERY LIFE AND GREAT SPEAKERS?...IM UP FOR IT
Jasé Phillip no i would be happy soon as this 5 drops
Joe Hartman the ultimate terrorist phone is trying to become Android !....... neva !
Tyrone Douglas Hell no all blackberries are a waste of money...POS phones
Memo Mrtr No really, I think android is taking the cellphone's market and im so happy with my android
Piero Garavito Martell bb sucks always sucks and never stop to suck!!!!!
Christopher Lui Not so impressive... Much worse than my GS2
Francisco Colon Flores Oh BlackBerry still makes phones?
Joe Lowrider it up to you what you like it nto for me naw
Joe Lowrider i ahve htc evo 4g is good so good but battrey fast run out oh god i dont understand i have i phone too great i phone good for me oh what ever so i look why they do that they going buy from pepole big one like size pad some thing carry lol suckit beter for me 4 g htc that it is good black berry
Lineke Verboven Android>iOS>WP7>BB Blackberry's suck big time!
Rajesh Ramsaroop Why? Crap and dated os, design and hardware. They are nothing more than feature phones
John Scott Mattern No I want blackberry to close up shop
Clint Gamache Blackberry? Who's that?
Hansel Starley Not really, but I have a friend that's fliping about because of the new 4G torch.
Anthony Peña Anyone who answered "yes" to this question, needs to stop drinking the blackberry koolaid and come get some of this android juice!
Paul Gicewicz I bought a Storm two years ago. Last blackberry device I'll ever own.
Eric Quach but WP7 is only losing by a a small amount imho
Eric Quach here is my list. Android>WP7>BB>iOS.
Ashish Upadhye the only OS PHONE that is gonna make FUTURE mobile computing is ANNDROIID !!!!
Kees Warren hell yes I am
Edwin Batista Naw, blackberry and iPhones are garbage. Blackberry>iPhone any day though
Sean Reece no cause android is better
Darryl Mouzone After I made the mistake of getting the original Storm which was one steaming turd of a phone, I never trusted BlackBerry ever since then. So no I'm not excited at all.
Ashish Upadhye Android RooooleZZZZZ !!!!!!! Blackberry SUX !!!!!!!!!!!!
Orlando Gonzalez Current BB9780 and Samsung Galaxy S4 owner. Definitely excited about the 9900 and will get it right away. Like my GS4 for some things but prefer my BB for everyday usage.
Anonymous Now, yes I am. Let's just be honest here for a min, with androids flash(not talking software browsing) and widgets you can like it. But plain and simple reliability, best keyboard hands down, best push servers, notifications and all around best damn battery life..... Blackberry is it. Now they FINALLY turned up the knotches and got some competing devices, I see the bbm making a super strong comeback by end of the year. I have owned the high end devices, currently rocking the evo 3d, prior to this the evo 4g, motorola droid 2 & r2d2, iPhone 3GS & 4, htc thunderbolt and samsung epic. Good phones except samsung(they fucking blow!). So this bold 9930 is going to be a something to hold on too. Like this if you agree, if not please argue my points :)
Rafa J. Torres nope, Android Rules 50% worldwide the best..
Erik Rosli Sorry RIM, but you're still way behind Google, Apple & Microsoft.
Christopher Percy no, RIM can take a long walk off a cliff...
Ruben Perez why would we?!
Anthony Peña Don't care...I have a android
Chayron Martis YEs i am :D
Ernest Marvin Esteban No no no and another no! Boring OS with same design..
Jarrel Ennis No. RIM should just throw in the towel
Mike Cook No, no and no :D
Nicholas Wong Nt really
Jason Winchester I was but now it is too late, I just switched to Android. I simply got tired of waiting for RIM to get off their butts. Meanwhile, my BB Bold kept locking up, crashing and restarting for no reason, etc. Until they make a generational leap in performance, not simply design, I am done with RIM.
Paul-James Wahlström-Williams I think its the right step but they need to "define" more clearly what they are about
Tizoc Alarcon Nope, its still the same phone nothing major has changed on it rim is just played out
Tim Miyashiro Honestly I'd love another Blackberry. I loved their hardware keyboards and the trackball. I really do hate that the newer crowd is "AnDrOiD RoOlZ!" And I own an Android device. RIM better step up their game if they want to compete with the manufacturers that make Android phones.
Ross Hilleary ive had soo many problems with my Storm that i wanted for so long.. hello iPhone5. here i come.
Steven Ford I really like the idea of a 4G BBRY Torch
Agustin Torres iPhone rules bb's r crap
James Daniels Of course not blackberry sucks
Basil Mahmud No, they're all the same.
Benn Lin Can't wait to have them all
Imee Padamada nope..i think its just all the same function...boring...
Charlie Piotrowski Looks the same to me....
Shannon Smith No, I have moved on.
Eric Alan Holloway Yes been waiting for them for awhile now.
Ryan Formosa hell yeah

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