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Blackberry Torch 9810 (Torch 2) Launched in India


Earlier this month, Research-In-Motion (RIM) announced the much awaited Torch 9810 (Torch 2) smartphone. This handset is the successor to the not so popular/successful BlackBerry Torch smartphone. It comes with a 3.2 inch touchscreen display as well as the slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This handset runs on the new BlackBerry 7 Operating System.

Blackberry Torch 9810 comes with a 3.2 inch TFT LCD display with 640 x 480 pixels resolution, 1.2 GHz processor, BlackBerry 7 Operating System, Trackpad, Slide-out QWERTY keypad, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 4X digital zoom, continuous auto focus, face detection and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm stereo headset jack, 8 GB onboard memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 768 MB RAM, Bluetooth 2.1, Built-in GPS functionality, BlackBerry Maps, Built-in speakerphone, up to 54 hours music playback time, up to 7 hours video playback time, up to 6.5 hours of talk time, up to 12.8 days of standby time and a 1270 mAh lithium-ion battery.

The Torch 2 is priced at Rs. 29,990 which is a noticeable upgrade to it’s predecessor that is priced at Rs 35,000 but still it is priced among the industry’s greatest like the Dual Core Samsung Galaxy S II and HTC Sensation, so has RIM done enough to compete with these market leaders? What do you think?