WANT: The Brand New BlackBerry Torch
A touch screen, built in apps, a 5 megapixel camera with flash, wifi media streaming capability and integrated social networking. The new BlackBerry Torch has everything you could want in a smartphone for less than you’d expect!
Take a look at all the techno features of BlackBerry’s new baby, described as the first touch qwerty slider, available August 12 for just $199.
Mashable reports the new features live from the new device unveiling in New York:
- Notification previews: a tap on a notification provides you with more details about it.
- Additional content and views: put individual bookmarks and contacts on the homescreen, plus swipe actions that let users navigate between frequently used items.
- Universal search: searches all of the content on your device — e-mails, texts, BBMs, calendar appointments, etc. — plus the web. One cool example: search for an artist and you can pull up their music in Slacker Radio.
- View pictures by folder or date.
- Ability to select multiple pictures at once via touchscreen: you can then share them with friends or move them to different folders.
- Geolocation: camera names pictures based on where you are according to the device’s GPS.
- Podcast app: subscribe, download and listen to podcasts
- Wi-fi music sync: see your entire library of music on your device
- Unified social feeds: an aggregation of feeds from Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc.
- Simplified app discovery: on the Torch, BlackBerry App World comes pre-installed. App search is also built-in to the new universal search feature.
- New payment options: developers can now setup a try before you buy option, subscription models, and the ability for in-game purchases, like buying additional levels on games.
- New advertising APIs: developers get access to multiple ad networks and analytics for their ads.
- Enhanced dev platform: ability to access more stuff on the device, like calendar and location.
- Apps developed for earlier versions of BlackBerry will still work on BlackBerry 6.
Looks like the best BlackBerry ever!