Some more BlackBerry Torch 2 images emerge for your viewing pleasure

By Bla1ze on 8 Apr 2011 07:33 pm EDT
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BlackBerry Torch 2

On top of the bevy of spec sheets leaked today, the BlackBerry Torch 2 has been getting lots of camera time as well. We'd really like to say we're excited for this device as a whole but really, the other devices such as the BlackBerry Bold Touch and BlackBerry Touch excite us a tad bit more -- again, they're new designs and new hardware so they certainly have the lead advantage. No matter, personal preferences aside, check out these newer images of the BlackBerry Torch 2. A couple more can be found after the break.

Source: jeruknipis

BlackBerry Torch 2
BlackBerry Torch 2

Source: Jeruknipsis

75 comments

gatorboi352

I'm sorry but the vertical slide design looks so archaic. Side by side, the storm2 looks like the newer phone to a non crackberrian.

zensen

Then u start using the phone side by side ;)

Is it cause it has hardware keys unlike all the generic touch only phones coming out using the same old candybar form factor?

The torch closed looks like a storm so I doubt that opinion speaks for many. I think the silver and not the sleek black all over can be deceiving to some.

BB.David

That back cover looks odd.

luqman24

I like the current back cover better, not feelin this one :/

da_macster

I agree with u on that, it doesn't fit the look of the phone at all

farhanc

What's with the dual BlackBerry logos? Not feeling that! And yeah the back cover looks too flashy. I'll pass, bold touch all the way.

zensen

Prefer the dark gun metal look of the original!

Love the slider form factor though cause if gives u the best of both worlds

Kiddo2050

hmm ya right that- dual logos-looks totally dumb.

Back cover is for those who want bling, haha

I'd be very disappointed with this if i didn't already know i'm getting the bold touch.

life1

Bling it is flashy. I would like to try one out not for the bling but just because I like my blackberry 9700.

TLS2000

The second logo on the bezel is part of RIM's marking the phone as a RIM owned product. It won't be on the finished product.

snowfort

Or perhaps is printed on the protective screen cover that comes with it when new.

pastorz

Dittto. I do not like the back, at all

jfs101

I like it, buy why put Blackberry twice up on top?

MaddKidd

i think its there indicating its a prototype.

Jake Storm

I like the back cover!
But I agree the double BlackBerry on the front looks out of place.

sf49ers

about the double logo..chill guys.. it is a pre-production device and so give it a rest, upon release there will a lot of changes like carrier branding etc.

aidiebravo

Can't wait for this to come out!

MaddKidd

The torch 2 looks good on the outside but i still think there could be a lot more be done regarding specs

big_time2

All these leaks recently are sure getting everyone excited. I can't wait for these phones to go on sale.

ciscobear

With the same old battery, gimme a break........They should have gone with a bold 2 battery...So the phone will still die within a day.

sf49ers

my Torch goes 2 days on a full charge with moderate usage. I don't see a problem with the battery. This has a good CPU and moreover a GPU unlike original Torch to save CPU cycles to conserve the battery.

starfleet_k

Mine dies before a full day is over .... But I am a very heavy user ..........

mortderire

Back cover is not so good. But it's worth to change with my 9800. Waiting for it...

Gamesdmc3

the backside of it looks nice (sorry touch) my eyes wonder sometimes

sf49ers

I am definitely feeling it.

fadi316

there’s not much difference, come on RIM whats the point of this upgrade? they really need to step up with there hardware

nothing special to this Torch 2, not worth upgrading from Torch 1

it would be awesome if they made the screen as close to the edge as possible so more display, alot of wasted space there from the side and the top where the blackberry name is

Masahiro

I don't know about that... HSPA+ (14.4mbps), almost double the processor speed, OS 6.1 native, higher resolution, more RAM... Compared to the "jump" from the 9530 to the 9550, or the 9700 to the 9780, this is a massive upgrade. Yes, I am a Torch user.

TLS2000

Exactly. Double the processor speed is huge. The original Torch lags on quite a few things so this should prevent that.

That said, with the same old battery, I'm guessing it'll drain the power down to 0 even faster.

yboc

The word is their not "there".

zensen

You must be high if you think that. Even your example to differentiate it was minimal.

Demonchildinc

i am not feeling this at all. as a torch user i dont see any difference...i'm not impressed!!!

sk8er_tor

You obviously did not read the specs.

NightSniper

boooooooooh!
Not a good battery.
I am NOT buying this

rtk777

There is a hell of a more to this Torch than the Torch 1. This is what the Torch 1 should've been. The Torch 1 is somewhat mediocre. This is a definitely welcomed improvement. Although, it's the BOLD TOUCH or the Blackbery TOUCH for me.

SEKRET

What's with that dual logo thing I'm totally not feelin that and the back cover 'GROSS!!!!!' looks like something from outta space RIM should have went with a nice black leather back cover and when are we die hard fans of blackberry phone get a front face camera???? (ARGHHH!!!!!!!) Anyways I got my eyes on that bold touch 'SEXY!!!!!!!!' Good going RIM

snowfort

The second logo won't be on production units.

RescueCop

I agree that the back cover's not got it, but if the battery life is adequate I'll be pickin' one up. My Pearl 8100 is getting pretty old, and I like the original Torch - except for the display and lagging. This should fix both of those issues. If it'll run a full day with moderate usage, I'm in.

yboc

I like the old back cover too,but the new one looks good also. It would not keep me from getting the phone I know that much.

Sainthak

I do like the specs of the phone, a much needed improvement, and the back is cool looking too. I wonder if they made the bottom ridge of the slider wider or thicker so that the phone can be slide up with one hand. I have big thumbs, so it always slips and hits the trackpad when I am trying to slide it up with just one hand.

snowindec9

yea that back cover looks bedazzled.i too prefer the black look. but besides the cover, this device is nice too as the bold touch.

mssca

Bad battery life=I will NEVER buy this!

Titan4sfcp

Please come to Verizon some day! I want a full keyboard and I touchscreen but I really dont want an android.

MyMeth

i really dont like slider phones....so i'll pass on this one...

Xaroc

Torch is a great phone, I just have a comfort issue when it comes to typing on it. I owned it for a week and had to switch to the 9780 Bold. Sliding open everytime I got a message was getting old too lol. Other then that it was a great phone, but Bold suits me better ^_^

HTC_Droid_EvO

Crappy phone that did not need a second...RIM = fail

leilani_J

You already failed by just uttering a word.

...And owning a pathetic droid.

newcollector

I love my Torch and the Torch 2 is a very nice upgrade. When I'm ready to upgrade, I'll be getting one. Good job, RIMM

SPACE-AGE-INC

Stuffed the old bland torch with up to date features and slapped a 2 on the end of it's name. It's like your aunt's left over meatloaf that your tired of, she brings it out for dinner again and sprinkles some seasons on it for some more pizazz ( the pizazz being the battery cover, that one won me over smh).....thumbs up for the specs, but its seems like their design department is falling asleep at the wheel...or not present at all.

MousePad

WOuld you guys cut it out! :D

It's still a pre-production device... Nothing's frozen yet... Maybe it'll get a new battery... Maybe it'll get a new screen... Who knows... :)

Akalia

Coming from a person who owns a Torch herself....I don't see any difference. Besides the unusual looking battery cover? Kinda disappointing...

belfastdispatcher

Food for thought, Bold 9000 and bold 9700 have the same battery, on the 9700 it lasts a lot longer.

Angry_American

Please, A CDMA version.................

schwe

I DO like the main idea of the slider-touchscreen, full qwerty kbd device.

But I do not like the screen resolution of the torch-2, which could be higher, in order to fully benefit of the large screen.

And I do not like the design, which orients more on the old torch-1, than on the sleek and elegant new devices, as e.g. the new Curve - which is the most elegant device which BB will ever have launched so far.

EChid

Higher screen resolution? You do realize that in terms of dpi (pixel density), which is the only measurement that matters, this screen has some of the highest in the business. Its better than than the Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus One, and iPhone 3GS (by far).

spark032207#WN

All of which are almost a year old or older by now, which is forever in industry time. So I don't think you should compare something coming out THIS SUMMER to something that was released almost a YEAR ago.

Coraya

There is nothing this phone can do that the original torch can't. Seriously? why is everyone up in arms for this phone. It looks exactly the same as the first, the camera stinks and it has the same bland OS. this device should have been released LAST year. And not even that it should have been released the day the original iphone was released. I love blackberry, I do, but there is no point in buying the same exact device as its older brother a year later. There isn't anything diferent aout the device. I'm sick of seeing these kinds of photo's pop up. For all you guys know, this couold be the original torch with a fancy back door. You can't tell the difference. The Bold touch is another device that should have BEEN released. It has a touch screen though and will be QNX capable for better mobility and convenience. Yet the Blackberry curze 8330 can operate better than ANY of these phones. Try to argue that and you'll find yourself trapped behind ONE conclusion over and over. A touchscreen.

halasteve

Spot on!
I have a Torch as well, but seriously; why would I wanna waste my money to buy the same device...all over again?
Makes absolutely no sense...whatsoever!
If it had a bigger screen: maybe a 3.5 or 3.7 (it's very possible), better screen resolution, and a better battery...why not?

EChid

Bigger screen yes, but the resolution is on-par with the rest of the highend smartphone business.

MikeGomez

I getting it but I would like a bigger screen.

Pilot Prop

I don't care for the double BB logos @ the top of it and do NOT like the silver looking back cover....other than that this seems to be a wiinner with the specs it has....

technocrazy

nice Gadget Reviews for BlackBerry Torch 2 images,.. love it so much :)

Abakardi

Is there anyway to find out when all the new blackberry set to release this year will be on which carrier? I’d like to upgrade my 9700 on tmobile and do not want to switch carriers

charlibear

I hope the 2 has a better camera. The current one is crappy..

spark032207#WN

I really dislike the color scheme... They should stick to the original. Or come out with an all-black matte one.

tlo07

The back is interesting but the logo disappears in the pattern. Does anyone know if this will be released in white like the original Torch?

bibeberry

i like the silver back cover. i'd want a mirror on the back side of the phone's LCD though. like Pre's

Ronzdaname

Yessir!!!!! That's my next phone!

theKHMERboy

i honestly like how the back looks on this phone... but honestly what difference is it between the 1st torch and the second beside the software on the phone... they should at least make it have facetime so their product can be in competition with the iphone 4 that would be a great improvement but if this is all the bold 2 is and the price is gonna be different compare to the 1st one i'd rather get the 1st one... it wouldnt make much of a difference

mrsancho07

does anyone know what carriers in the US will be getting this BB?