AT&T announced upcoming BlackBerry smartphones supporting their 4G network based on HSPA+. The 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810 is exclusive for AT&T. The 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810 is faster and more fluid with high performance hardware features and the new BlackBerry7 OS delivering an enhanced multimedia experience. It features the signature BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard that easily slides out to allow fast typing and a full touch screen display. The 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810 is planned to be available in August.
The new 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810 smartphone features include a 1.2 GHz processor, 5MP camera with HD 720p video recording, 8GB of onboard storage and a 3.2-inch touch display powered by BlackBerry Liquid Graphics technology.
BlackBerry 7 OS delivers speed, efficiency and UI enhancements and enables new hardware capabilities, including HD video recording, more fluid and responsive graphics, digital compass, and augmented reality. Browsing with the new BlackBerry 7 based smartphones is up to 40% faster than BlackBerry 6 based smartphones and up to 100% faster than BlackBerry 5 based smartphones.
In addition to the 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810, AT&T plans to also add even more 4G-capable versions of BlackBerry smartphones to its portfolio later this year including the 4G BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the 4G, all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860, which will be AT&T's first all-touch BlackBerry smartphone.