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Telus to offer BlackBerry Torch 9800 September 24th too

September 1st, 2010

Following this mornings announcement by Rogers, Telus has announced that they too will be carrying the BlackBerry Torch 9800 on September 24th. Telus’ VP of Mobility and Solutions, Brent Jonston, had this to say: “Both business and consumer customers will get an incredible mobile experience from the new BlackBerry Torch smartphone. Telus is pleased to bring the …

Rogers launching BlackBerry Torch on September 24

September 1st, 2010

Rogers has just announced that they will be carrying the BlackBerry Torch 9800 beginning on September 24th. The device will be available on or in-stores for $199 with a 3-year contract. The company quips, “As we approach the launch, you can stay on top of the latest updates by signing up at” We’re not sure we …

BlackBerry OS 6 for BlackBerry Bold 9700 video walkthrough

August 20th, 2010

We have been working this one for a while, and we finally got BlackBerry OS 6 for our BlackBerry 9700. Here’s a short walkthrough video we put together. Comparing BlackBerry 6 on the 9700 to BlackBerry 6 on the 9800, we feel that the 9700 runs it better. It is less complicated to use, more …

RBC Capital: RIM sold 150,000 BlackBerry Torchs opening weekend

August 17th, 2010

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that BlackBerry maker Research In Motion sold right around 150,000 Torch handsets during its opening weekend. The sales estimates come courtesy of RBC Capital Markets and Stifel Nicolaus. Curiously, the launch numbers keep being compared to the first weekend sales figures of the iPhone 4; which launched on June …

Happy BlackBerry Torch, Motorola DROID 2 day!

August 12th, 2010

For those of you venturing out today to pick up a BlackBerry Torch 9800 on AT&T or a Motorola DROID 2 on Verizon Wireless, we wish you good luck. Make sure to let us know if you’re successful in your quest, and what you think of your newly acquired toy.

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review

August 11th, 2010

RIM’s mythical sliding device finally got official after years and years of rumors. It’s being released tomorrow exclusively on AT&T and features the all new BlackBerry 6 operating system. We’re talking multitouch, gestures, redone multimedia applications, and a whole lot more. It packs the best camera of any BlackBerry, a touch screen, full keyboard, and …

BlackBerry Torch 9800 hands on… again

August 6th, 2010

Alright guys, we finally have a BlackBerry Torch 9800 in hand, before launch date, and we figured we’d do the second honors on your behalf. We have chimed in with our first-hand impressions of the new BlackBerry, but now that we have a unit in front of us again, here are a couple more quick …

AT&T mystery retail displays contain BlackBerry Torch 9800

August 3rd, 2010

Just a quick follow up to a post we wrote up last night. The mysterious cylindrical displays that were showing up at select AT&T stores across the country were in fact for the newly minted BlackBerry Torch 9800. There isn’t much else to report, but we thought we should close the loop. Anyone have a …

BlackBerry Torch 9800 hands on

August 3rd, 2010

We wrapped up the RIM and AT&T event with some hands on time with the just-announced though hardly-a-secret BlackBerry Torch 9800. Here are some first impressions: The hardware (casing, build quality, feel) is typical RIM — it’s great. Very solid, actually a bit heavy, but a very good feel. The sliding mechanism is top notch. …