After being teased twice in the past week or so by leaks showcasing the T-Mobile-branded BlackBerry Torch 9810, today the folks in Magenta have officially announced that RIM's latest portrait slider is destined for their network. Launching November 9th, the Torch 9810 will be priced at $249.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year contract. T-Mobile business customers can pre-order the device starting today.
Interested in a quick spec refresher? The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is packing a 3.2-inch 640x480 touchscreen, 1.2GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 720p video capture, 768MB RAM, T-Mobile 4G connectivity, and the BlackBerry 7 operating system. It's great to see the sliding member of the Torch family make its way to a carrier other than AT&T, though it looks like the folks on T-Mo are going to have to pay a bit of a premium for the Magenta-flavored version of the 9810. Anyone thinking about plunking down the cash for a T-Mobile Torch 9810 next week?
T-Mobile Announces Upcoming Availability of the BlackBerry Torch 9810
Latest 4G BlackBerry Smartphone from T-Mobile Arrives Nationwide November 9
Bellevue, Wash. — Nov. 2, 2011
T-Mobile USA Inc. today announced the upcoming availability of the BlackBerry® Torch™ 9810, the latest 4G BlackBerry smartphone to join America’s Largest 4G Network™. Powered by the latest BlackBerry 7 operating system and a 1.2 GHz processor, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 provides a fast and fluid premium smartphone experience. The BlackBerry Torch 9810 combines a brilliant 3.2-inch TFT VGA capacitive touch-screen display with a full QWERTY slide-out keyboard for a truly efficient and intuitive mobile communications experience.
Encased in a sleek and stylish form factor with a zinc grey color finish, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 is equipped with essential smartphone features, including access to BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), personal and corporate e-mail, and social networking applications; a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording; and access to BlackBerry App World™ for downloading premium applications and games.
The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is expected to be available in an exclusive pre-sale for T-Mobile business customers beginning today, November 2. The smartphone is expected to be available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and national retailers, and online at http://www.t-mobile.com starting November 9. The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is expected to cost $249.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card, with a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan.