Research In Motion and du today announced the launch of the new BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone, featuring the new BlackBerry 7 operating system and a stylish new all-touch handset design. With a spectacular 3.7” display, the largest ever on a BlackBerry smartphone, the new all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone is optimized for displaying web pages, photos and videos, as well as delivering powerful gaming experiences. It also delivers the highly refined, real-time communications and collaboration experience loved by millions of BlackBerry smartphone users around the world.
du customers are the first in the UAE to purchase and experience this smartphone, which is available at du through its Shops and authorized dealers, and is attractively priced at AED 1,999. When purchasing the BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone with any Elite Plan from du, customers can select either six months free Unlimited National BlackBerry service, or get a 50 percent discount on unlimited international BlackBerry service for six months, worth AED780.
“The BlackBerry Torch 9860 is an exquisite example of RIM’s innovation, and it is now available through our du shops, through our e-shop on our website and through our authorised dealers,” commented Farid Faraidooni, Chief Commercial Officer, du. “By combining this innovative smartphone with our popular Elite Plan packages, we have created yet another winning combination which we are sure will delight our customers.”
Sandeep Saihgal, Managing Director, Middle East at RIM, said, “We are very excited to be bringing the highly-anticipated BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone to the UAE market with du. The BlackBerry solution offers a best-in-class mobile communications and collaboration experience that customers love, and we think customers will be thrilled by the faster performance, enhanced browsing and richer multimedia delivered by this powerful new smartphone.”
The BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone runs the new BlackBerry 7 operating system (OS). BlackBerry 7 provides users with a fast, fluid and intuitive experience, featuring a next generation BlackBerry Browser, voice-activated searches, the ability to manage personal content separately from corporate content, as well as additional personal and productivity apps out of the box.
The next generation BlackBerry Browser combines the dramatically improved performance of the advanced WebKit browser engine together with the powerful hardware enhancements found in the new BlackBerry Torch 9860 to deliver browsing results that are up to 40% faster than BlackBerry 6 based smartphones and up to twice as fast as models running BlackBerry 5. Additional enhancements to the browser have also optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences.
The new BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone also features Liquid Graphics technology, which combines a dedicated high-performance graphics processor with a blazingly fast CPU and stunning high resolution display to deliver a highly responsive touch interface with incredibly fast and smooth graphics.