On Thursday, Research in Motion introduced its new BlackBerry 6 OS embedded BlackBerry Torch 9800 in the U.S., which is Company’s first touch-screen phone, to be sold for $200 on AT&T carrier.
Having a glance at the features of the phone, its thickness measures 4.4 by 2.4 by 0.6 inches and its weight is 5.68 ounces. The look of the phone is similar to the original appearance of Blackberry phones, but it has a touchscreen with four classic buttons. Torch has 3.2-inch 360-by-480 capacitive touch display, which is smaller than the other phones in competition.
There is also a smooth side-sliding physical keyboard, thinner than the already existing BlackBerry models. Torch 9800 possesses a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, 2X zoom, and an LED flash. It has a faster web browser.
BlackBerry phones’ e-mailing feature is the best in all the other smartphones and in Torch 9800 with BlackBerry 6 OS, one can co-ordinate with the Company's BlackBerry Enterprise Server to receive real-time e-mail delivery. Also, one can use up to ten personal or business e-mail accounts such as POP3 or IMAP4.
The Torch 9800 did not make impressive sales after its launch. In the weekend, its 150,000 units got sold, while Apple sold 1.7 million iPhone 4 units in three days of its launch.