BlackBerry makers RIM were expected to show today the new handsets that they hope will turn around the company’s flagging fortunes. However, it seems a spy has beaten them to it, with what appear to be final press shots for the BlackBerry Torch 2 and Monza/Touch/Volt 9860 appearing online.
Here’s what we know about the two phones so far, both of which are expected to be BlackBerry OS 7 handsets.
The Torch 2, despite not having been officially revealed, has been covered already so extensively that you’d be forgiven for thinking its already in the shops. A 1.2GHz processor backed by 768MB of RAM sits under the chassis of the QWERTY sliding handset. Size-wise it’s pretty much identical to its predecessor, with the same VGA screen and 5MP camera, do video capturing specs do jump up to 720p.
Next up is the Monza/Touch/Volt 9860, whose moniker has yet to be pinned down. A touch only device, it too has a 1.2GHz processor and 768MB of RAM, with 4GB of internal storage space. It measures 120 x 62 x 11.5mm.
The leak suggests an August launch for the handsets.
While top notch BlackBerry phones, the spec sheets here are hardly crying out “cutting edge” in comparison to the latest Android phones on the market.. BlackBerry OS 7 will not necessarily need dual-core chops to make it sing, but a similar bit of processing grunt could have been the headline-grabbing addition that RIM’s smartphone line-up needs.