RIM Launches BlackBerry Torch 9860 and Torch 9810 in Singapore

RIM launches two BlackBerry phones today. They are BlackBerry Torch 9860 and BlackBerry Torch 9810. Expected to be available from 22nd September with pre-order starting today.

Research In Motion Launches the New BlackBerry Torch 9860 and BlackBerry Torch 9810 Smartphones in Singapore

Singapore, 15 September – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of two BlackBerry® 7 OS based smartphones in Singapore: the new BlackBerry® Torch™ 9860 and BlackBerry® Torch™ 9810. Both smartphones are expected to be available in Singapore on September 22nd. Customers can pre-order the BlackBerry Torch 9860 and BlackBerry Torch 9810 beginning today. For more information, customers are encouraged to visit http://sg.blackberry.com/

The BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone offers fast and fluid performance in a stylish new all-touch design. With a spectacular new 3.7” display, the largest ever on a BlackBerry smartphone, the new all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone is optimized for high-quality multimedia, web browsing and gaming. In addition, the BlackBerry Torch 9860 delivers the industry-leading real-time communication and collaboration experience that is loved by millions of BlackBerry smartphone users around the world.

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is a powerful evolution of the BlackBerry Torch 9800. The new model is faster and more fluid with high performance hardware features and the new BlackBerry 7 OS delivering an enhanced multimedia experience. Featuring a large 3.2”, high-resolution touch display and a distinctive BlackBerry keyboard that easily slides out to allow fast typing, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 truly delivers the best of both worlds.

Gregory Wade, RegionalManaging Director, East Asia at RIM, said: “This is an exciting period for RIM and we are thrilled to introduce two new BlackBerry 7 powered smartphones in Singapore. Both of these new BlackBerry Torch smartphones offer a full touch display and feature RIM’s next generation of hardware and software to deliver the ultimate in communications, multimedia and productivity.”

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The new BlackBerry 7 operating system introduces the next generation BlackBerry browser, featuring a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience that is among the best in the industry. Combining the dramatically improved performance of the advanced WebKit browser engine together with powerful hardware enhancements, BlackBerry 7 based smartphones deliver browsing results that are up to 40% faster than BlackBerry® 6 based smartphones and up to 100% faster than BlackBerry® 5 based smartphones*.  Additional enhancements to this next generation BlackBerry browser include optimized zooming and panning for smoother web navigation and optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences.

For more information on both these devices, please visit either http://sg.blackberry.com/Torch9860 and http://sg.blackberry.com/Torch9810