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BlackBerry Torch 2 Features 1.2GHz Processor

So you’ve heard all about the BlackBerry Dakota and while it’s a nice phone, it’s not quite what you’ve been hoping for. You see, you quite liked the BlackBerry Torch slider that RIM just recently released; you just thought it fell short in the specs department.

Well, perhaps this tidbit from BGR will keep you on the Torch-wagon for a little longer. Along with its exclusive details on the BlackBerry Dakota, Boy Genius Report got some exclusive information about the upcoming Torch 2. 

Packing a beefier 1.2 GHz CPU, the Torch 2 will also boast a higher screen resolution than the original Torch, going from 480x360 to 640x480. Check the full specs below for an idea of how the Torch 2 is shaping up. According to BGR, we can expect the Torch 2 to be available in Q3 of this year.

  • 1.2GHz processor
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band HSPA 14.4Mbps
  • 3.2-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive display
  • 8GB built-in memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 5-megapixel camera with flash
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • OpenGL ES
  • 14.6mm thin

Oh, and if you’re thinking all of this sounds a little familiar, you’d be right. RIM released the BlackBerry Storm, which lacked WiFi and disappointed users, in 2008. A year later, the BlackBerry Storm 2 was launched and it brought with it features users had been demanding since the launch of the original Storm.

  • dogman_1234
  • firemachine69
    Where's my N wifi?
  • razor512
    only problem is other than opening some apps faster, you wont notice the added speed since all apps were designed for some of the slowest devices.

    it is like upgrading from a core 2 to a core i7 and expecting a game of pong to run smoother.

    it is great they they are catching up in hardware but the software has not caught up yet.
    then it also opens the whole system requirement problem where when new apps come out designed for the new device, it will have the whole windows mobile problem where all apps will have a long list of system requirements when they are slightly demanding.
    No 8 MP camera? No thanks.
  • jerreece
    I'm fairly certain BlackBerry will lose me this go around. Frankly, the Droid Bionic, and the Thunderbolt both sound pretty awesome. Too bad Motorola is giving AT&T the Atrix 4G (Bionic with 1GB RAM basically). Stupid move.
  • fatalshot808
    JOSHSKORNNo 8 MP camera? No thanks.Why do you need a 8 Megapixel camera on a cell phone? You do realize that higher megapixel doesn't always mean a better picture right?? Usually when you have too much MP on a such a small sensor it actually degrades the picture. Most high end compacts usually are around 10MP while the entry levels are around 14mp or so, I wonder why. Basically the higher the megapixel the less light hits each sensor which adds more to image noise which is much more noticable when using such a small sensor.
  • jodpel
    Attention Research in Motion: 2002 called and wants it's phone back. Too little too late. It looks like a Droid and smells like an iPhone but there are no apps worth talking about. Half of the useful things for a Blackberry are Java apps which are slow, have a clunky interface and don't work very well. The only people carrying these things are business people who can't get the company to spring for a good phone.

    I'm not trying to disrespect Blackberry users although it looks that way. If you are a messaging focused person, this is an awesome device. The problem is 90% of us are playing games, surfing the internet, updating our profile on social networks, and generally being linked into the 21st century with our phones. If all you want to do is make calls, sms, and read emails this is a pretty awesome phone. RIM seems completely left behind to me. It's like they put their stick in the mud in 2002 and said "this is all anyone will ever use a phone for and we're all done innovating now." Oh and no one will ever need more than 640Kb of RAM and the internet is just a fad.

    Everyone I work with who carries a Blackberry falls into two categories:
    1. They can't get approval to get a good phone from the company so they are stuck with it because they are too cheap to pay for their own phone service.
    2. They are older users who can barely handle technology and can't imagine why anyone would use a phone to do anything but text, send email message, or talk.

    It's like the designers at RIM haven't even picked up an Android phone and played around with it for ten minutes to see what the kids are up to these days.
  • Silly boy! Blackberrys ain't for kids!
  • enforcer22
    Um jodpel i have a storm 2 and i can do all the things you mentioned about people being linked to the 21st century. though i have yet to find a game on a phone worth playing and even though i can do it social networking imo is just a retarded fad i hope dies soon. At least for me bb has all the apps i want. the only thing i care to do is run eve online on my phone :) thats the only app i really care about anyways. so far no phone does that unless you want to count vpn which isnt really running it on your phone anyways.

    But like cmal said bb isnt a kiddy toy like the apple thing or the faddy sporting android phone. though i can say i miss the google navigation but thats about it. oo and sky map.. the rest was just a bunch of gimmick that wore off really fast.
  • officeguy
    I remember reaching the 1 GHz for the PC not really so long ago. It was a pretty big deal. Now cell phones have that kind of power in peoples pocket. What would Alexander Graham Bell think?