BlackBerry Torch 9800
On August 12th, AT&T will release BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800. This is the first touch screen BlackBerry® device running on the new BlackBerry® 6. A lot attention has been generated since the news was announced on August 3rd.
Today, I had a chance to test one and this is what I found.
The new WebKit open-source browser provides faster browsing than the 9700. The trailer for the movie Inception was rendered fast and was nice. I don’t mind seeing the movie again on Torch™ since the 3.2” HVGA screen is clear, the sound effects were good and I can probably capture details of the dreams with this device.
AIM, BlackBerry® Messenger, Facebook, Google Talk, MySpace, Twitter, Windows Live messenger and Yahoo! Messenger are available to be chosen to form my social network. I think my teen would enjoy using this expanded messaging capability to make her on line social life easier.
The RSS feed is easy to set up by entering a URL and it’s easy to manage. An app integrated all of the RSS feeds into one easy to read list.
Signing up for the BlackBerry® App World and searching for an App is painless. There are different ways (including social feeds) provided to recommend an app. It reminded me of the power of the web 2.0 world!
Downloading from the AT&T App center was fast. When you want to purchase an app, you can click on “Add to my AT&T Bill”. Buying apps is really convenient with the carrier billing feature.
I can search for email, messages, contacts, music and videos as well as the Internet or applications on BlackBerry® App World. The Wi-Fi Music Sync feature allows me to access my entire iTunes or Windows Media Player music libraries. I am a happy camper.
What opportunities are available for the developers?
Please join the webcast “BlackBerry 6 & AT&T” on August 12th at 10 am PDT.