BlackBerry Torch 9800 Hands-On Video First Look!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Following up on all of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 mania of the big AT&T / BlackBerry Press Event, we had a chance to go hands with the vertical slider and experience BlackBerry 6. In the video above we take a quick (well, not so quick) tour of the device. We go through the new homescreen experience, revamped media apps, new social app and of course...

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About those AT&T monoliths that arrived in stores..

About those AT&T monoliths that arrived in stores..

I guess we can all now see what, exactly those AT&T monoliths had inside. Since Kevin is in New York City he sent this picture over for us all to look at. I'm guessing we won't see such massive displays in other carriers shops but, they sure look cool. It should also be noted that the picture itself was taken with a BlackBerry Torch 9800. Still, we're waiting for stores to actually get...

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Bell, Rogers, Virgin Mobile and TELUS all confirm they will have the BlackBerry Torch 9800 when available

We all know that AT&T has the all new BlackBerry Torch locked down in the US for exclusivity for a while but, now Canadian carriers are stepping to the plate confirming that they too, will be have the BlackBerry Torch 9800 available as soon as it's released to them. The announcements have come in from most Canadian carriers as well: Bell - The new BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 smartphone...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 First Impressions

BlackBerry Torch 9800 First Impressions

Today at an exclusive AT&T/RIM event held in New York City we had the chance to play with the newest device in RIMs arsenal -- the BlackBerry Torch 9800. A mix of touchscreen and familiar QWERTY keyboard, this is the first slider BlackBerry and looks like it could possibly be the best BlackBerry to date. It will also be the first device to have BlackBerry 6, RIMs latest "revamped" OS. The...

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Press Release: RIM Announces Java SDK to Support New BlackBerry 6

Press Release: RIM Announces Java SDK to Support New BlackBerry 6

BlackBerry developers can now get started on making BlackBerry 6 compatible applications. In addition to the unveiling of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 and announcement of BlackBerry 6, Research In Motion has also made the BlackBerry Java SDK v6.0 available for all. You can grab it via the BlackBerry developer page. Full press release after the jump for the details of what is all new. RIM...

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Developers: BlackBerry Torch 9800 Simulator now available for download

If you are a BlackBerry Developer looking to test your applications on BlackBerry 6, now you can. Research In Motion has added the BlackBerry Torch 9800 simulator to the available downloads section. Head on over to BlackBerry.com to grab it. For others, you might just wanna download and install it just to play with BlackBerry 6 up close and personal. Learn More Over At The BlackBerry...

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Press Release: Research In Motion unleashes BlackBerry 6

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Along with the announcement of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 came the announcement of BlackBerry 6. Since the BlackBerry Torch 9800 will be the first device running on BlackBerry 6 a press release for BlackBerry 6 in general has been released on it's own. Hit the jump for the full details from that release. The news we all wanted can be found in this statement...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 goes live on BlackBerry site!

BlackBerry Torch 9800 goes live on BlackBerry site!

If you're looking for all the official goodness you can now check out the BlackBerry Torch 9800 via the BlackBerry.com web site. The full break down of the device has been posted up for everyone to look at, including a full 360 degree view of the device itself.  What do you guys think, with the $199.99 price point on AT&T grabbing one? View The BlackBerry Torch 9800 On BlackBerry.com>...

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Press Release: Official AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 Availability and Pricing Announced; First Device with BlackBerry 6!

It's a HAPPY DAY for BlackBerry users, especially those on AT&T. Today AT&T and Research In Motion have officially announced the BlackBerry Torch 9800, the first BlackBerry to feature a sliding form factor. The Torch 9800 offers users the best of both worlds with a full physical keyboard and touchscreen. The highly-anticipated BlackBerry 6 operating system also makes its debut on the...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 site goes live on AT&T a little early.

BlackBerry Torch 9800 site goes live on AT&T a little early.

Ooops..seems AT&T has let the cat out of the bag a little bit early on this one. As you can see, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 has just gone live on AT&T website for all too see. Kinda ruined all the fun there AT&T, it's ok though. Stay tuned as we bring you all more information from the live RIM & AT&T event. Thanks everyone for crushing our tips email. View The BlackBerry...

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Live Blog: Special AT&T / BlackBerry Event in NYC!

** Status: Live Blog Now Over ** Please Note:  Live blog will refresh automatically (so there's no need to refresh the page). Chat comments are not automatically posted to the blog. We'll try and get as may on-topic comments posted live as possible.  AT&T/BlackBerry Special Event Live Blog! The BIG day is here! AT&T sent out invites last week to attend an exclusive BlackBerry event...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 to be released on August 10th?

BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 to be released on August 10th?

If you've been making use of the BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 beta, you should be pleased to know that it should soon be going official. With the expected release of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 to arrive anytime now, it only makes sense to accompany that device which will be running BlackBerry 6 with BlackBerry Desktop Manger 6. Rumor has it we'll see release of BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 roll...

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We've been hearing the name BlackBerry Torch for a long while now. Kevin touched on it back in June in a poll to see what users thought of the name. As it turns out, many of you out there liked the name and hoped that Research In Motion would release the new device as such. Seems Spanish BlackBerry site MiBlackBerry has caught a look at a Google ad which basically confirms the new BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Gets FCC Approval!

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Gets FCC Approval!

Though the FCC filings refer to the device pictured as "RCY71UW" rather than the 9800 or talledaga or Torch, there's no mistaking the BlackBerry slider just got its approval.  While the RC style name is new to the blogs, they're not new to RIM employees - in addition to the funky codenames that get tossed around, early-stage devices usually get referred to by an Rxx name. Cool stuff. The...

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SK Telecom and RIM Introduce the First Touch-Screen BlackBerry Smartphone in South Korea

As most of us here in Canada and the US are waiting on newer devices, Research In Motion and SK Telecom have just announced the release of the BlackBerry Storm 2 into the Korean market. With Research In Motion expanding to different market areas, it's almost certain we'll see a bigger line up of devices eventually hit those areas. The BlackBerry Bold 9000 was released in 2009 on SK Telecom and...

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5BARz Road Warrior Review

5BARz Road Warrior Review

Review of 5BARz Road Warrior for BlackBerry[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Have you had a problem with keeping a steady signal on your Smart Phone device? Maybe you're driving and you lose reception going downhill. Maybe you've dropped a few calls while talking at home, or better yet, you have to go to a kitchen corner for better reception. Well the kind people at 5BARz have come up...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.841 for the BlackBerry Storm 9500

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.841 for the BlackBerry Storm 9500

Something for all you BlackBerry Storm 9500 owners out there. Driphter.com has posted up OS 5.0.0.841. This has been one of few leaks to filter out for the BlackBerry Storm 9500 so finally nice to see something arrive. You all know the drill, standard disclaimer applies. Take note, this version is slimmed down and lacks some of what would normally be included with an OS ie: BlackBerry App...

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AT&T Code Scanner for BlackBerry now available

AT&T Code Scanner for BlackBerry now available

AT&T Code Scanner is a new barcode scanning app for BlackBerry being made available to -- you guessed it -- AT&T customers. The free app reads both 2D (QR) codes and 1D (UPC) codes giving you instant access to mobile content on your device. The app also includes Create-A-Code which allows users to create their own personal codes that can be used to send friends and family to Facebook,...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The CrackBerry Idol top 10 has been hard at work on their accessory reviews for the last week. They had some late nights and sore fingers and churned out some great stuff. We have a load of great reviews on the way, and starting today we'll be posting one each day for you to check out. After all the reviews are posted we'll once again be narrowing...

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BlackBerry Theme Developers - Real BlackBerry 6 icons now available [multiple resources]

If you're a BlackBerry theme developer whos been waiting for real BlackBerry 6 icons to show up you now have a multitude of resources to choose from. Many folks have stepped up and offererd "Official" icons taken from devices running on BlackBerry 6. The CrackBerry forums started filling up with them on Friday and others have also now stepped up offering a few more packages and even some have...

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