Canadians waiting for the BlackBerry Torch have heard hints of a September 15 presale on Rogers, but they’ve just gone official with a September 24 launch date, and $199 pricetag on a three-year contract. Telus was supposedly launching the BlackBerry Torch on September 16, and Bell will probably offer it around the same time. Here’s a quick video of Rogers’ Miranda MacDonald takes a tour of the device.
If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 is RIM’s latest device, offering a lot of new stuff. It’s their first smartphone with a 5 megapixel camera, their first slider, and the spearhead for their new operating system. Spec-wise, it’s pretty mid-range: 624 MHz processor, HVGA capacitive touchscreen, 512 MB of RAM, Wi-Fi b/g/n, world roaming 3G, and GPS. Universal search will probably be the biggest takeaway from BlackBerry 6, but anyone with a Bold 9650, Pearl 9100, or Bold 9700 probably won’t be jumping for the Torch, since a software update will be headed their way in good time. Be sure to take a look at our extensive review of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 if you think you’re going to pick this up on Rogers, and if you’re positive you want one, you can head over to the Rogers landing page to sign up for e-mail notifications for when the Torch is available.