Speaking to SoMobile, Sarah Jones, from the Everything Everywhere press office confirmed that the network will be selling the duo of smartphones, although it has ‘no details of exact pricing and availability’. Additionally, it was confirmed that T-Mobile has no plans to carry the Torch 9810 – despite being the follow-up to RIM‘s best-selling smartphone.
The Bold 9900, powered by a 1.2GHz processor, is RIM’s fastest – and thinnest – handset to date. Within its 10.5mm thick casing you’ll find a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, dressed in BlackBerry OS 7. There’s also a 5 megapixel HD camera, NFC integration, HSDPA and WiFi speeds, and 8GB of built-in storage with microSD expansion.
The BlackBerry Torch 9860, on the other hand, is the fully-touchscreen follow-up to the BlackBerry Storm 2. The handset sports a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen, powered by the same 1.2GHz chipset. Also expect to see a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 720p HD video, BlackBerry OS 7, and 32GB of expandable memory.
Both smartphones are expected to ship later this month, following prompt confirmation from the Carphone Warehouse.