blackberry 9860 release date
Although they’re still not officially announced, the BlackBerry 9810 Torch 2 and BlackBerry Touch 9860 have appeared lots of times until now in various leaked photos, and even videos. However, today is the first time we’re seeing press photos of both the 9810 and 9860.
This, of course, means RIM will likely introduce the smartphones soon – and we’ve heard that both of them couldbecome available in Canada starting August.
According to him the BlackBerry 9900 will be launched in about a month. He also went on to say that the Bold 9900 will mark the largest global launching in RIM’s market history. This is enough reason to believe that RIM has gone all in on the Bold 9900. And obviously RIM doesn’t want to leave anything half done with this handset and hence this handset has gone through 491 approval programs and 191 carriers.
If you’re looking forward to the latest handset from Canadian smartphone specialist Research In Motion (RIM), a confirmed launch date for the upcoming Bold Touch 9900 means you can now get a little more excited.
After tantalising us during the recent Communic Asia Event in Singapore, the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 will officially hit retail shelves on September 15, according to UK mobile operator Three (3).
That date apparently applies to the black version only. A white model is expected to follow a few weeks later.
In addition to supporting new Flash developer tools in the latest version of the BlackBerry PlayBook firmware, RIM has announced new device simulators for upcoming, previously-unnannounced OS 7 devices so developers can start developing for them. The biggest thing is making the appropriate changes for screen sizes, which RIM outlined in a handy little table.
RIM confirms that the Apollo 9360 will have a 2.4-inch 480 x 360 screen, the Torch 9810 will have a 3.2-inch 480 x 640 display, and the Monaco 9850 will have a 3.7-inch 480 x 800 display. That all lines up with the leaked spec sheets we had seen earlier, but it’s good to get official confirmation.
No less than four new BlackBerry smartphones are reportedly headed to Bell Canada, which is getting ready to launch them starting next month, much to the joy of hardcore BB fans who have been (probably) frustrated lately by the lack of new RIM handsets, and the Android invasion.
First of all, we’ve got the officially announced BlackBerry Bold 9900, which should be released by Bell in late August. Also in late August, the carrier will likely introduce the BlackBerry Torch 9810, aka Torch 2 (featuring a sliding QWERTY keyboard, like the previous Torch model), and the BlackBerry Torch 9860 (a touch-only handset with a 3.7 inch screen).
It’s been a while since we last saw the BlackBerry Monza in the wild, but the full-touch smartphone is looking as bulky as ever in these latest leaked shots. The BlackBerry Touch 9860 was snatched up by GreekBerry prior to its official unveil, who took the time to share a few images of what we can expect (perhaps in Q3) as RIM keeps trying at touchscreen devices.
There’s little in the way of new information, unfortunately. The handset is apparently running BlackBerry 7, the next significant version of the smartphone OS and which RIM confirmed was, in fact, a renamed BlackBerry 6.1. Still, it’s tipped to be “a big update” though exact functionality is unclear.