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BlackBerry Torch 9810 Launched In India

New OS 7 business phone may just turn bring back good times to RIM.

While there have been news about the company facing troubled times, RIM seems to be on a spree rolling handsets. After the launch of the Bold 9900, Torch 2, and Storm 3, the company has launched the BlackBerry Torch 9810. This is its latest entry into the business smartphone market and it runs the latest OS 7.

The Torch 9810 sports stunning curves and contours as had been with some of the previous BlackBerries, in line with the company's strategy to introduce a touch of elegance to the normally boring business smartphone segment. It comes with a 1.2 GHz processor, which promises to make things snappier. Input is available by means of the 3.2" 640x480 capacitive touch screen, an optical track pad, and a slide-out QWERTY keypad for those who prefer the old school input method. There is a 5 MP camera with LED flash, boasting of zero shutter lag, and capable of recording 720p.

In addition to Wi-Fi, the phone features 3G connectivity with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, which in plain terms means that it is capable of downloading at the fastest speed that the network offers. The BlackBerry 7 browser, part of the OS 7, claims to supports HTML5 with seamless loading, scrolling, and zooming. There is also support for augmented reality using the digital compass and accelerometer. The phone also promises fluid animations and stunning graphics with instant response using its proprietary Liquid Graphics technology. With an inbuilt capacity of 8 GB, it is possible to further add 32 GB using the microSD card slot.

Quad band support for 2G as well as 3G makes it possible to use this phone anywhere in the GSM world. The battery claims to provide a talk time of 6.5 hours and 5.9 hours on 2G and 3G networks respectively, while standby times for the same are given as 12.8 and 12.3 days respectively. The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is available for Rs 29,749 at online stores.

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