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RIM Launches New Touchscreen BlackBerry 'Torch'
Research in Motion and AT&T unveiled the latest BlackBerry device featuring a touchscreen and a slide-out keyboard, as well as a brand new BlackBerry 6 operating system.

BlackBerry Torch 9800 in Hand

People checking out RIM's latest device: the BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone. (Source: Reuters)

BlackBerry Torch 9800 at Launch Event

The new BlackBerry Torch seen after being introduced at a launch event in New York.  The new device features a slide-out keyboard. (Source: Reuters)

RIM Founder Lazaridis Unveils BlackBerry Torch

RIM Founder and Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis shows off the Torch at a New York news conference. (Source: Reuters)

AT&T Mobility CEO De la Vega Introducing BlackBerry Torch

CEO of AT&T Mobility Ralph De la Vega speaking at the Torch's launch event.  AT&T will offer the device beginning on August 12 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. (Source: Reuters)

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Touchscreen

A close-up of the new BlackBerry's touchscreen in use on the new BlackBerry 6 operating system. (Source: Reuters)

iPhone 4 in Hand

Apple's iPhone 4 shown in hand.  With its large multi-touch screen, the Torch could help RIM gain more customers in the consumer segment of the mobile space to compete with devices like Apple's iPhone.  RIM devices have traditionally been seen as devices aimed at corporate users. (Source: Reuters)

Palm Pre

Palm's Pre, running WebOS, shown browsing the Web.  The Torch isn't the first mobile phone to combine a touchscreen and slide-out keyboard in one device.  Palm launched the Pre last year with these two features.  (Source: Reuters)

RIM Launches New Touchscreen BlackBerry 'Torch'

Research in Motion and AT&T unveiled the latest BlackBerry device featuring a touchscreen and a slide-out keyboard, as well as a brand new BlackBerry 6 operating system.

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