Blackberry Torch 9800 and OS 6 Launch in NYC

So, RIM are holding a press event as I type this in NYC. I haven't covered much Blackberry new previously, so where better to start than the new Blackberry Torch 9800 that AT&T let slip today. This new slider, come touch phone, come full QWERTY offering will get its official launch today. This will be alongside the Blackberry 6 OS, which sounds as though it has some awesome features. Check back on the Geekanoids website in the near future for a full review soon after UK availability.

The Blackberry Torch 9800 is confirmed to have the following features;

  • 3.2-inch touch screen
  • 480x360 resolution
  • 512 MB flash memory / 512 MB SDRAM
  • 4 GB eMMC + 4 GB media card included
  • Expandable memory – support for microSD card up to 32GB
  • 3G connectivity supported
  • GPS
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n
  • Tethered modem support
  • 5 Megapixel Camera with flash
  • 640x480 video recording
  • Light & Proximity sensor
  • Touch screen QWERTY keyboard
  • Physical slide out QWERTY keyboard
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
  • BB 6 OS
  • Universal search
  • Unified inbox for Mail, Twitter, Facebook
  • Auto-wrap text when zooming in browser
  • Album art support
  • Sync over WiFi
  • A2DP Bluetooth stereo
  • Proper touchscreen, not SurePress
  • Quad band GSM

The BB 6 OS software has some sweet features;

  • More content available on Homescreen
  • Shortcuts to apps, contacts, browser pages, groups
  • Universal search allows typing on the home screen
  • Improved photo management
  • Geo location in photos
  • Wireless music syncing
  • Social Feeds application aggregates all your social networking activity, with direct link to the native app
  • App World now preloaded and searchable with Universal Search
  • OS 5 apps will work fine on BB OS 6