Displays for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 have started landing at Rogers retail locations, conspicuously missing the actual dummy unit. To either side of the empty spot are RIM’s other flagship devices, the Pearl 9100 and Bold 9700. Some are calling for a launch on September 15, but there’s not much to back that claim up, so mark your calendars lightly. The most Rogers has said is that they’ll be launching in “the coming weeks”, but if we’re to take Bell’s “Fall” window as a guideline for the other carriers, a September 15 date doesn’t sound altogether unreasonable.
The reception to the Torch in the U.S. has been less than stellar, but considering it was limited to the one carrier that also happens to have the iPhone 4, perhaps the BlackBerry 9800 will stand a relatively better fighting chance in Canada. Be sure to check out our review of the Torch if you’re considering picking one up.