Rogers let us know that they’ll be carrying the BlackBerry Bold 9780. This means that the Bold 9780 will be launching on virtually every Canadian carrier including Bell, TELUS and Virgin. The device looks like a small upgrade to the Bold 9700, and it would have been nice to see something with a bit of a larger leap forward. In any case, this is nothing new and it’s always been RIM’s strategy to take small incremental bumps over long leaps.
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We recently wrote about the official OS 18.104.22.168 for the BlackBerry Torch and RIM has sent over a few vague yet helpful notes about the latest update. It’s hard to be motivated to update your OS when RIM or the carriers don’t tell you what has been improved, but it looks like .246 has some worthwhile improvements. Some of the performance improvements include:
- Browser – faster page loading and improved panning
- User input – handled more efficiently, improved responsiveness after unlocking device
- Applications – faster launching, exiting and switching
- Home Screen – faster rendering and smoother transitions when switching between panes
- Media – faster rendering of thumbnails in picture application
- Email/Messaging – faster and smoother scrolling in message list and when reading email
- Voice- Software improvements for improved audio quality
To grab the update for your Torch, head over to blackberry.com/updates.
Fairly recently, TELUS, Rogers and AT&T have all released an updated OS 22.214.171.124 for the BlackBerry Torch. The Torch, while it’s a really cool BlackBerry, comes with some new software that isn’t completely ready. The first iteration, 126.96.36.199, had some pretty serious bugs in it, including glitches in the scrolling and sometimes critical screen failures. The latest update is pretty massive, 177.78MB from TELUS, and hopefully it comes with some serious improvements.
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TELUS now has the BlackBerry Torch 9800 available to business clients with 5 or more employees. The device is also available to consumers for $199.99 on a 3 year term. After waiting for the BlackBerry Torch to hit Canada on September 24th, it’s great to see the device spreading fast albeit pushed back a little.
TELUS is offering pre-orders of the BlackBerry Torch but it could be just for enterprise customers as the notice went out to business clients and the form connects you with a “solution specialist”. There are a lot of small businesses that are going to love the Torch, because it’s a great combination of fun and business. With the Torch, you get the easy navigation of the Storm, with the productivity and keyboard of the Bold. We’re expecting the TELUS Torch to launch on September 24th.
TELUS BlackBerry Bold 9780 video
Rumor has it that the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is hitting TELUS October 21st and they’ll be phasing out the 9700. It’s hard to keep up with RIM in terms of device launches. Just when you hear that the 9700 will be getting BlackBerry 6, the leaks start to come out about an slight incremental improvement to the product line. The Bold 9780 will likely feature:
- 512MB RAM
- 5MP camera with LED flash
- 2.4-inch display (resolution of 480×360)
- WiFi and GPS
- 624 MHz processor
- BlackBerry 6 with the WebKit browser
Expect a review as soon as this device has launched.