RIM Launches BlackBerry Torch Smartphone with BlackBerry 6 OS in India, To Cost Rs. 35,000

Written By Sam on 16 October 2010

Research In Motion (RIM) has unveiled the BlackBerry Torch 9800 in India. This is the first BlackBerry slider smartphone from RIM, flaunting the company’s characteristic QWERTY keypad as well as a touchscreen. That’s not the only first to the phone’s credit because it is also the first model to features the new BlackBerry 6 operating system along with a WebKit-based browser.

BlackBerry 6 features a redesigned interface that works with the touch screen and track pad, includes expanded messaging capabilities with intuitive features to simplify the management of social networking and RSS feeds (Social Feeds), and provides integrated access to BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and various instant messaging applications available on the BlackBerry Torch smartphone.

Features of BlackBerry Torch 9800

  • Support for high-speed 3G (UMTS/HSDPA) networks
  • 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Built-in GPS for location-based applications and Geo-tagging
  • 5 MP camera with support for video recording
  • 8 GB of media storage out-of-the-box
  • MicroSD/SDHD memory card slot
  • 36 GB of external memory
  • WebKit-based browser features tabs for accessing multiple sites
  • Pinch to zoom for easy navigation
  • Universal search allows users to search through email, messages, contacts, music, videos and more.

This high-end smartphone will be available in Indian market for Rs. 35,000.

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