Although it’s a little behind Rogers, Mobilicity and and Mobile have announced immediate availability of the BlackBerry Torch 9810.
The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is one of RIM’s newer OS 7 devices, being roughly on par with the Bold 9900, despite being packaged identically to the year-old Torch 9800. The 9810 runs on a 1.2 Ghz processor with 1 GB of RAM, and has a decently-sized 3.2-inch 640 x 480 touch screen. The full QWERTY keyboard slides out in portrait, but might feel a little cramped after playing around with the 9900. There’s also a 5 megapixel camera on the back with autofocus and an LED flash which can shoot 720p video. Overall, I was pretty happy in my exprrience with the 9810, and liked it most out of the upper-end OS 7 devices, even without NFC.
Mobilicity is selling the BlackBerry Torch 9810 for $499.99 off contract, while Wind is selling it for $549.99, but offers a tab that can knock it down to $149.99 up front. Mobilicity is also running a promo where most of their monthly rates are half off for the first year – not a bad deal at all, considering their prices are already pretty good. If you’re looking for something a little cheaper, both Wind and Mobilicity are offering the Curve 9360.