That’s right! I’ve gotten my hands on the BlackBerry Torch 9800, the first full QWERTY and touch screen smartphone from RIM. The BlackBerry Torch is set to go on sale with AT&T in just a few days (August 12th) and until then we’ve got a ton of feedback to give you. First off I’ve uploaded a brief unboxing video of the Torch. I’m usually not one for doing videos, but I felt this was a special occasion. I know its not the best quality, but you get the idea.
First impressions of the device are pretty good. The slider feels great, BlackBerry 6 seems to flow smooth, overall no real complaints. I am having a hard time getting use to an actual touchscreen, without the SurePress clicking (found in the Storm series). Other than that I’m going to let it charge up and use it for the next few days before commenting too much… I will say the body feels very solid (including the slider) but I hate where the charger port is located. I’ll post more soon about the device.
If you have any questions about the device feel free to post a comment below or hitting me up on twitter @blackberrysync. And no I can’t get you the device yet, but you will be able to grab it from AT&T in a few days, and in Canada within the next month or so.
Continue reading to see the pics and unboxing video…