BlackBerry Torch 9810 hits pre-order, not dropping until October?

August 8th, 2011

BlackBerry Torch 2The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is available to pre-order, although it looks like it won’t be dropping until October.

That’s according electronics retailer Superetrader, which has kicked off its pre-orders for the next-gen Torch. The handset’s been priced at £468.00 SIM free, but despite expections for an imminent release, shipping won’t begin until October this year.

The BlackBerry Torch 9860 has also been listed on the website, sporting a lesser £419.98 price-tag. The handset will also be dropping sooner than its sibling, with stock due to arrive in just one months time.

Still, these release dates are yet to be confirmed by Research In Motion, and we’ve been in touch with the Canadian phone-maker for further information.

Given the official nod by RIM last week, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 is the highly-specced follow-up to the firm’s best selling smartphone. There’s a 3.2-inch (640 x 480) touchscreen, paired with a  slide out QWERTY keypad and a 1.2GHz processor. Adopters of the smartphone can also look forward to BlackBerry OS 7, a 5 megapixel camera with HD video, and up to 32GB of memory.

The BlackBerry Torch 9860, on the other hand, is a fully touchscreen handset – sporting a 3.7-inch VGA screen. There’s also  5 megapixel HD camera, up to 32GB of expandable memory, and all the usual connectivity options (Bluetooth, HSDPA, WiFi).

Update: We’ve also noticed a listing over at GumMobile, which claims the Bold 9810 will ship on October 4.

[Source: Superetrader]