Just like Nokia, RIM are using an old mobile platform and is losing market share fast to Apple and Google. And just like Nokia, they’re currently developing a new OS for their phones, one that relies on a touchcentric interface. But until it’s ready, the BlackBerry OS7 will have to make do.
The company revealed its first BB OS7 device – the BlackBerry Torch 9860. It’s their first smartphone without a hardware keyboard and has a 3.7” 480×800 touchscreen instead. It’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8655 processor clocked at 1.2 gHz and has 768MB of RAM – not the most powerful device, but not too slow either. It’s camera will be a 5MP one with autofocus and 720p HD video recording. The battery has a 1230 mAh capacity, so don’t expect a long battery life. B.A.