Verizon is finally getting the Torch 9850 to selling mode. At $50 higher than higher than the CDMA version, this touch only phone can be yours for 200 bucks with a 2 year agreement. The device will begin sales online on the 8th of this month (tomorrow), and will be available in brick-and-mortar stores by next week. It comes with the new BlackBerry 7 OS too.
3G coverage on the nation's most reliable network3.7-inch high-resolution touchscreen display (800 x 480) with trackpad navigation1.2 GHz processorGlobal Ready™ - Quad band with support for UMTS, HSPA, GSM, GPRS and EDGE allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice and data service in more than 200 countries, including more than 95 with 3G speeds5-megapixel camera with flash and 720p HD video recording capabilitiesWi-Fi b/g/n, GPS and Bluetooth® 2.116 GB microSD™ card pre-installed, with support for up to 32 GB microSD card
Liquid Graphics™ technology combines a dedicated high-performance graphics processor with a blazingly fast CPU and stunning high-resolution display to deliver a responsive touch interface with incredibly fast and smooth graphics.Premium version of Documents To Go is now included at no additional cost, offering customers enhanced document editing features, as well as a native PDF document viewer.The newest release of BBM™ (BlackBerry Messenger) now extends the real-time BBM experience together with a range of apps including gaming and social networking.Updated Social Feeds app has been extended to capture updates from media, podcasts and more, all in one consolidated view.Universal search capability now supports voice-activated search, allowing customers to simply say what they want to find on their device or the Web.BlackBerry Balance administrator can remotely wipe business information from the device while leaving personal information intact.
Pricing and availability:
BlackBerry Torch 9850 smartphone will be available for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.Customers that purchase a BlackBerry Torch 9850 smartphone will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 for monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.