Another video of the upcoming BlackBerry Touch 9860 (codenamed Monaco or Monza) has surfaced to join the one from last week. On top of that, we have the first video of the Torch 2 9810 (code-named Jennings) to go along with the handful of stills we’ve seen. Unfortunately, the videos don’t show much of the software in action, but the accelerometer seems to be working just fine on both. The BlackBerry Torch 2′s hardware looks identical to its predecessor which launched last summer, while the Touch 9860 is looking wide and slim, just the way we like it.
Based on leaked specifications, we’re counting on the BlackBerry Touch 9860 to have a 3.7-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen, 1.2 GHz processor, 769 MB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera which can handle 720p video recording, 4 GB of internal storage (on top of a microSD memory card), Wi-Fi b/g/n with mobile hotspot capabilities, GPS, and 14.4 Mbps HSPA+ 3G. The real new additions are the magnetic compass for augmented reality apps, and an NFC chip for tap-and-go mobile payments. The Torch 2 9810 is looking to be more or less the same specwise, except its screen is 3.2 inches at 640 x 480, has 8 GB of internal storage, and it has the slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
Both of these phones are candidates for an announcement at BlackBerry World next month, with a launch likely over the summer. Take a look at the two videos below, and let us know in the comments if either one leaps out at you. Can they compete with the hottest Android hardware that’s been coming out lately?
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