Monthly Archives: November 2011
T-Mobile let us know that they have made the BlackBerry Torch 9810 official. The new device is already available in an exclusive pre-sale to T-Mobile business customers starting today and will be available to all online and in stores starting November 9th. The Torch 9810 is expected to cost $249.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a 2 year contract. There is no mention of UMA which is interesting… so I doubt it will be included at launch.
Today, T-Mobile announced the upcoming availability of the BlackBerry® Torch™ 9810, the latest 4G BlackBerry smartphone to join America’s Largest 4G Network™. Powered by the latest BlackBerry 7 operating system and a 1.2 GHz processor, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 provides a fast and fluid premium smartphone experience. The BlackBerry Torch 9810 combines a brilliant 3.2-inch TFT VGA capacitive touch-screen display with a full QWERTY slide-out keyboard for a truly efficient and intuitive mobile communications experience.
Encased in a sleek and stylish form factor with a zinc grey color finish, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 is equipped with essential smartphone features, including access to BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), personal and corporate e-mail, and social networking applications; a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording; and access to BlackBerry App World™ for downloading premium applications and games.
The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is expected to be available in an exclusive pre-sale for T-Mobile business customers beginning today, November 2. The smartphone is expected to be available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and national retailers, and online at http://www.t-mobile.com starting November 9. The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is expected to cost $249.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card, with a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan.
Experience music made social with BBM™ Music. You and your friends already share so much, why not share your favourite songs too? BBM Music lets you discover, play, share with friends, and grow your music collection on your BlackBerry® smartphone.
Visit http://www.blackberry.com/bbmmusic to learn more.
- PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION: The Premium ‘full track’ BBM Music experience is available for a monthly subscription of $4.99 USD ($4.99 CDN and $5.99 AUD). The Premium version will feature a free Premium trial offer. Free Premium trial offer*: With the free Premium trial offer, you can use all the features of a Premium subscription for a limited time. Get up to 2 months* free in US and Canada, and one month free in Australia.
- FREE SUBSCRIPTION: There will also be a Free subscription to the service that delivers the same social experience as the Premium subscription, but with 30 second song previews versus full song tracks. After your Free Premium trial offer period ends, you can opt to continue using BBM Music without a paid subscription by using this Free subscription. You can upgrade from a Free subscription to a Premium subscription at any time.
We’ve known for quite some time now that during RIM’s initial testing of OS 6.1 which, later turned into OS 7 that the wireless HotSpot feature was something they were hoping to include. As we know it, BlackBerry 7 was released on various devices and that feature was nowhere to be found. Carrier information has shown on more then one occasion it will be included with later OS updates but RIM will neither confirm nor deny that it even exists.
That leads us to BlackBerry 7.1, the update purported to have the HotSpot feature built-in. It’s been in testing for quite a while now and while and while we’ve heard plenty about it — we’ve not seen anything from it until now. Over at bjxiaoc they’ve managed to post up some purported images of a BlackBerry Torch 9810 running OS 188.8.131.52 that shows HotSpot baked into the OS.
When will it roll out? We don’t know. Taking these images under consideration OS 7.1 is still fairly young and if RIM follows their normal release patterns a consumer release won’t make its way to carriers until they are in – at the very least – .100 revisions but no telling how old these images are nor the OS itself. Either way, take a look — and let’s hope RIM knocks this out to at least a few BlackBerry 7 devices soon enough. Since the OS is out there, maybe it will leak.
AT&T in its typical fashion has yet to release the latest BlackBerry Bold 9900 on their network. There have been quite a few signs pointing to its launch soon but even AT&T has been conflicted on the subject announcing it in their Twitter feed and the deleting it. Now we have yet another sign pointing to a launch soon. Bla1ze over @CrackBerry got sent a picture of an OtterBox case branded for an AT&T store that has already made its way to an AT&T store location.
Anybody want to guess when AT&T will get off their lazy bums and release the 9900? This is getting to be as bad as the Bold 9000 launch but at least AT&T does not have an exclusive this time.
By now, if you’re a BlackBerry Torch 9810 fan and on T-Mobile you’ve heard — and been counting on them releasing it November 9th. That has been the suggested launch date for a while now and it’s been noted once or twice already but just to add some more confirmation on that matter, we were sent the following image highlighting the details. Business customers can order come November 2nd, with consumer options for ordering made available November 9th.