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Phones 4u sells BlackBerry Torch from tomorrow

Mobile phone reseller Phones 4u has announced they will have the flagship Research In Motion's BlackBerry Torch 9800 in their stores, from Friday October the 1st.

People can now pre-register for the handset too, from the Phones 4u website where there's an over the weekend delivery just in case there's no stores nearby.

RIMs BlackBerry Torch 9800 is their first slider device with a touch screen and a keyboard, which slips out from underneath the display.

BlackBerry's Torch has a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen, along with a standard RIM Qwerty keyboard that's accessible from sliding the screen upwards. On board is a 5 megapixel camera, with the phone having WIFI and quad-band GSM capabilities, in a 4.37-inch tall phone or 5.83-inches when opened up.

The BlackBerry 9800 also ships with OS 6.0, which brings a whole host of new features into the handset - most notably, universal search, social networking feeds, WIFI tethering, a Webkit browser with pinch-to-zoom-in features.

One Mobile Ring was at the launch event for the device, where we wrote up at First Impressions Review of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 here.

The BlackBerry Torch will be available free at Phones 4U on Orange and Vodafone tariffs, starting from £35 a month.

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Rob Kerr
Rob Kerr

Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.