RIM, who have recently been embroiled in a privacy battle with United Arab Emirates are in the midst of a smartphone launch which could see it earn back some users after market share was lost to Apple and Google Android's OS recently.

The tech specs/pictures are below:

Blackberry 9800 - the 'Torch'

Blackberry 9800 - the 'Torch'

3.2" High Resolution 480x360 pixel color display with slide-out QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad

Web Browser
Full HTML tabbed browser for "PC-like" Web browsing with tabbed browsing for access to multiple web pages at the same time and pinch-to-zoom capability

Email and IM
BlackBerry Enterprise Servicer for corporate email, BlackBerry Internet Service for personal email, and Mobile Instant Messaging

Next-generation messaging including group messaging for up to 10 people and locations

Social Networking
One view of all your favorite sites such as Facebook®, Twitter<sup>TM, and MySpace®

Operating System
BlackBerry 6 OS with integrated search and new UI

with A2DP Stereo

802.11b/g/n and AT&T Hot Spots for Wi-Fi access at over 20,000 locations

Broadband data speeds on the nation's fastest 3G network

5 MP autofocus flash camera with video and scenes

Music and Video
AT&T Music, AT&T Video Share, PrimeTime2Go video-on-demand application, YouTube podcast, video capture, playback and streaming, 3.5 mm headset jack

Media Synch
iTunes, Windows Media® Player DRM-Free music, photos and videos on the go from your computer to your BlackBerry. Sync from your home computer music library to your BlackBerry wirelessly over Wi-Fi

Wireless Technology
UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz (Bands 1,2,5/6) GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

512 MB RAM + 512 MB Flash + 4 GB Flash + 4 GB MicroSD

Dimensions Weight
161.1 g. (H X W X D) 111 x 62 x 14.6 mm

1300 mAHr Lithium cell

Talk Time
GSM: 5.5 hrs UMTS: 5.8 hrs
Standby talk time
GSM: 17 days UMTS: 13 days

Blackberry 9800 - the 'Torch'

Blackberry Torch Apps:

The Weather Channel®

    • Current weather conditions, 36-hour and 10-day forecast
    • Location map with radar, ability to save multiple locations
    • Current airport information and severe weather alerts


    • Breaking news and video
    • Browsable stories for multiple categories of: Latest, US, World, CNN/Money, Entertainment, Sports (Sports Illustrated), Weather, Tech, Travel, Living, Justice, Specials, and Politics
    • Site updates in real-time


    • Show times for theaters, searchable by ZIP Code or findable via LBS
    • Movie details and reviews
    • Credit card ticket purchases
    • Listings sortable by proximity, top box office, opening this week, coming soon
    • Movie trailers


    • Personalized stock quotes, including portfolio metrics (shares purchased, purchase price, etc.)
    • Financial news, plus categorized (commodities, energy, health care, etc.) and country-specific (China, Japan, UK, etc.) news
    • Market quotes for indices, currencies, commodities, bonds, futures, etc

Web Video Search

    • Single destination for all video content sources; Internet, subscription partners, content partners, mobile content providers


    • News, scores, schedules, analysis, features, and stats for teams in all major U.S. sports
    • Video clips


    • Local search, maps, directions. distance-based local search
    • Hotspot Carousel and Browse categories
    • Maps and directions
    • Save favorites
    • History view
    • Read full reviews

Slacker Radio Plus

    • Personalized, interactive radio with a catalog of millions of licensed songs
    • Over 100 genre stations, over 10,000 artists, unlimited number of custom stations
    • Photos, bios and song lyrics
    • Complete lyrics