BlackBerry Torch 9800

When it comes to launching the BlackBerry Torch in other parts of the world, RIM is spreading the magic like butter on a big, tasty toast. The BlackBerry Torch is heading to Hong Kong next, where it is expected to be available from RIM authorized carrier partners and retail channels at the end of this month. As far as pricing goes, the recommended retail price is 5,988 HKD (roughly 770 USD).

To make the BlackBerry Torch more interesting for Chinese consumers, it will feature Chinese handwriting software to make a great BlackBerry 6 experience even better. I am interested in knowing how efficient the handwriting software on the BlackBerry Torch will be, as a friend of mine has noted the difficulty in using Chinese handwriting input on his iPhone 3GS. Maybe I can get him to purchase a BlackBerry Torch, but I will leave that matter for another day. Live in or around Hong Kong? Picking up a Torch soon? Tell me your thoughts in the comments!