RIM unveils BlackBerry Torch 9800 [OFFbeat]
Waterloo, ON – Smartphone heads take note… Canada’s own Research In Motion has officially unveiled the highly anticipated BlackBerry Torch 9800, a touch screen smartphone with a pull-out keyboard and updated operating system. RIM has launched the Torch to compete with the iPhone and other Droid smartphones. The operating system will be the new BlackBerry OS 6 which will feature a full web browser, full social networking capability, multiple home screens and a universal search function. The new hardware includes video recording at 640 x 480 resolution, built in GPS, and a 5 megapixel camera. It hits stores August 12th in the US so expect it in Canada very soon.