AT&T and Sprint to Release BlackBerry Handsets on August 21st

August 16, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

RIM fans should be delighted to hear this. AT&T has announced the official date for the Torch 9810. The release date for the 4G BlackBerry device is penned for August 21st.

The new generation Torch will be a step ahead of the 3G speed of the Torch 9800’s, as the new QWERTY smartphone will make use of AT&T’s 4G network of the HSPA+ variety. The smartphone will be running the new BlackBerry 7 OS and will be packing a 1.2GHz processor under the hood.

The phone has a 3.2-inch touchscreen display and sports a 5 megapixel rear camera with 720p HD video capabilities. The handset comes with 8GB of onboard memory, with microSD expansion up to 32GB.

AT&T will be shipping the slider out for $49.99 after rebates and a two-year contract. And talking about releases, there is another carrier who is out to make shipments by the date too.

Sprint has announced and made it official through their website that they would be releasing the BlackBerry Bold 9930 and the Torch 9850 on August 21st. So that’s a whole package from Research In Motion for the middle of August.

The Bold’s got a pretty touchscreen with a resolution of 640 x 480. A fully equipped and spacious QWERTY keyboard accompanies the screen. The Bold will be shipped with a two-year contract from Sprint for $249.99.

The full touchscreen smartphone from BlackBerry has a 3.7-inch display without the physical keyboard for company. The Torch with its slick look will be costing $49.99 after a mail-in-rebate.

It looks like August is the month for BlackBerry fans.

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