CIO.com's mobile maestro Al Sacco goes hands-on with RIM's brand new BlackBerry Torch 9810 smartphone from AT&T.
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
A handful of new BlackBerry smartphones are currently in the process of being released in North America, including the BlackBerry Torch 9810, Torch 9850/9860 and Bold 9900/9930.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Torch 9810 and Torch 9850, as well as a Bold 9930, ahead of their official releases, and I, along with my colleague Keith Shaw, decided to throw together a quick video walkthrough of each. (Check out my related Bold 9930 and Torch 9850 walkthroughs.)
These videos aren’t meant to be full reviews. I plan to post up in-depth evaluations of the devices after I spend a week or so with the new BlackBerrys. But the clips will give you a good feel for what to expect from the three handhelds, from both a hardware and software perspective.
(Note: I state in my video that the Torch 9810 is already available via AT&T in the United States; however, I jumped the gun there a bit. AT&T plans to release the Torch 9810 this coming Sunday, August 21.)
Visit AT&T’s website for more information on the Torch 9810 or pop on over to RIM’s site for details.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.