BlackBerry Torch 9800 Lands in Australia through Optus

Australia’s Optus has joined Canada, the U.S., U.K., and others by launching the BlackBerry Torch 9800 today. Optus is offering the Torch for free with a $AUS 79 monthly plan on a two-year contract. For now, it’s only available to small and medium business customers, but seeing as their only personal BlackBerry for sale is the Curve 3G, I would suspect the 9800 would make the jump sooner than later.

The BlackBerry 9800 is RIM’s current top-of-the-line smartphone, packing a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, 3.2″ HVGA capacitive touchscreen, optical trackpad, physical portrait-oriented QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, and 3G over HSPA. The 9800 also runs OS 6, a significant upgrade that introduces a WebKit browser, universal search for local and web content, and a whole slew of UI updates.

Head over to the Optus online store to pick up your own BlackBerry Torch, Aussies.

[via Optus]

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