The unveiling of RIM’s new smartphones has been received enthusiastically by BlackBerry fans who had grown vary of rumours about the Torch 2 and Storm 3 doing endless rounds. Users and experts are waiting to see how the new OS 7 powered phones do in the market.

BB Torch 2 has been launched as BB Torch 9810 and sports a large touchscreen and a sliding QWERTY keypad. It looks like a more posh version of the original Torch. The company seems to have done away with the Storm branding and instead has launched BB Torch 9850 / 9860 which will feature BB’s largest screen (3.7’’) and work entirely on touch.

The phones share some common features including a 1.2 GHz processor and a Liquid GraphicsTM technology powered display. OS 7 promises faster web browsing with beautiful high resolution displays. An integrated suite of phone, mail, messages and social apps makes it really easy to stay connected for BB users. Apps like Social Feeds and Facebook make networking effortless by consolidating updates and chats in one place.
The 5 mega-pixel camera with 4X digital zoom and 720p video recording allow seamless capturing of memorable moments anywhere, anytime. A GPS facility powered by preloaded BlackBerry Maps makes navigation quick and easy. With MicroSD memory on the phone is expandable up to 36GB and space is not an issue.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 comes quipped with a 2.8-inch VGA capacitive, fast and responsive touchscreen which gives a resolution of 640 x 480 and 287ppi.While the video conferencing lovers maybe a little disappointed with just one snapper in the device, a improved 5 mega-pixel camera, shutter speed and a high-resolution make up for the loss.

On OS 7 phones ‘Documents To Go’ is included free. BlackBerry Balance is integrated into the OS and BlackBerry Protect is pre loaded on the phones as well. The universal search capability is powered to work on voice commands too, so all users have to do is speak to the phone to start off a search on both, the device and on the internet.

With everything OS 7 has to offer, this is RIM’s largest global launch of smartphones ever. Let’s hope the operating system has what it takes to give Andriod and iOS a run for their money. We will be waiting and watching!

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