The Torch 2 has officially been revealed by RIM, and with it unveiling comes its official name; the BlackBerry Torch 9810.
Running BlackBerry OS 7, the handset sports a 3.2 inch touchscreen, sliding up vertically to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard.
Under the hood sits the same 1.2GHz processor seen in the BlackBerry Bold 9900, while video and photo snapping specs are clocked at 720p HD and 5-megapixel respectively.
8GB of internal storage is backed up with 768MB of RAM, while all the usual Wi-Fi, GPS and HSDPA connectivity options you’d expect to see from a smartphone are present.
“Building on the popular design of the BlackBerry Torch 9800, the new BlackBerry Torch 9810 is faster and more fluid with high performance hardware features and the new BlackBerry 7 OS delivering an enhanced multimedia experience,” reads the RIM release.
“Featuring a large 3.2 inch, high resolution touch display and a distinctive BlackBerry keyboard that easily slides out to allow faster typing, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 truly delivers the best of both worlds.”
Landing later this month, both Vodafone and Three have stated they will carry RIM’s next big smartphone hope.