Blackberry Torch 9860 Launched in India for Rs. 28,500

Research in Motion (RIM) has introduced the new BlackBerry Torch 9860 Smartphone in India market that is powered by 1.2 GHz processor and features a 3.7-inch capacitive touch screen, full HTML browser with pinch to zoom or fluidly navigate and the optical trackpad.


The BlackBerry Torch 9860 Smartphone is the latest BlackBerry smartphone powered by latest BlackBerry 7 operating system, a new operating system that retains the familiar and trusted features that distinguish the BlackBerry brand while delivering a fresh, approachable and engaging experience that’s powerful and easy to use.

The Blackberry 7.0 OS features a redesigned user interface that seamlessly works with the touch screen and trackpad, includes expanded messaging capabilities with intuitive features to simplify the management of social networking and RSS feeds (Social Feeds), and provides integrated access to the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and various instant messaging applications available on the BlackBerry Torch smartphone in addition to featuring a dedicated YouTube app and Podcasts app introduced by Blackberry OS 6.

The new BlackBerry 7 operating system also integrates feature rich WebKit-based browser on BlackBerry Torch 9860 Smartphone that renders HTML web pages (as well as HTML email) quickly and beautifully for a great browsing experience.

The WebKit based browser features tabs for accessing multiple sites simultaneously (like Opera Mini 5), pinch to zoom feature for easy navigation and an auto-wrap text zoom feature that can intelligently wrap text in a column while maintaining the placement of a page’s key elements by simply double-tapping the BlackBerry Torch.

The BlackBerry Torch 9860 Smartphone also features universal search, that is always accessible from the Home Screen, allowing users to search through email, messages, contacts, music, videos and more on the smartphone, as well as extend search to the Internet or to discover applications on BlackBerry App World.

The new BlackBerry Torch 9860 Smartphone user interface offers a set of pre-loaded icons which allows them to download and immediately begin using a variety of rich entertainment and social networking applications to access Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and more.

The BlackBerry Torch 9860 Smartphone also comes loaded with Visual Voicemail, which benefits customers by allowing them to select the voice mails they want to hear first.

Weighing just 135 gms, the Blackberry Torch 9860 has the Optical trackpad, Multi-touch input method, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off and an Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate.

The Blackberry 9860 Torch is powered by 1.2 GHz processor with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage that can be expanded via microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB expandable memory.

The 9860 Bold features a broad 3.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels resolution TFT capacitive touchscreen that is 16 million colors capable and for data connectivity it offers GPRS/EDGE, 3G HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/N, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and microUSB port for wired connectivity and charging.

The device also includes a single 5 megapixel rear-facing camera having 2592 ? 1944 pixels still image resolution that offers auto focus, geo-tagging, continuous auto-focus, image stabilization and face detection features.

The Blackberry powerhouse also features GPS with A-GPS support, FM Radio with RDS, Email, Push email, IM and audio media player supporting MP3/WMA/eAAC+/FlAC/OGG player, Video player supporting DivX/XviD/MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 files.

In addition, Blackberry Torch 9860  also allows the users multiple full HTML web browsing, and offers the NFC support, Digital compass, Social feeds, BlackBerry maps and Document viewer (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

The BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone is powered by new BlackBerry Desktop Software 7 with integrated media sync for easily syncing music, photos and videos. It also includes Wi-Fi Music Sync, a unique feature that allows users to view their entire iTunes or Windows Media Player music libraries from their BlackBerry smartphone, create and edit playlists as well as select music for download.

When in range of their home Wi-Fi network (or via USB), the changes are synced with iTunes or Windows Media Player and the songs are automatically downloaded to the smartphone.

The BlackBerry Torch 9860 also offers several premium phone features that includes voice activated dialing, speakerphone and Bluetooth 2.1 with support for hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits (including systems that support the Bluetooth Message Access Profile standard) and other Bluetooth accessories

The handset comes with rechargeable 1230 mAh Li-ION battery that provides approximately 5.8 hours of talk time on 3G networks or 50 hours of audio playback or 6 hours of video playback.

Pricing and Availability

The BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone is available across India for Rs. 28,490 from all telecom operator supporting Blackberry services.

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