BlackBerry Torch 9810 and Torch 9860 land at O2

September 27th, 2011

BlackBerry Torch 9810 and Torch 9860Just moments after landing at Three, the  BlackBerry Torch 9810 is now available at O2, alongside its touchscreen Torch 9860 sibling.

First up, the Torch 9810, which is available for free from £37 per month – despite Three’s generous £30 tariff. This 24 month O2 contract, albeit pricey, will bag you a reasonable 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of mobile data. The phone’s also available on pay as you go with O2, for £429.99.

The BlackBerry Torch 9860 is slightly cheaper, with the network offering it for free on a £32 tariff with 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. Unsurpsingly, it’s also more affordable on pay as you go – sporting a £349.99 price-tag.

In terms of specs, both handsets packs 1.2GHz single-core processors, paired with BlackBerry OS 7, integrated NFC tech, and HSDPA and WiFi connectivity. However, the Torch 9810 is A QWERTY-slider device, pairing a 3.2-inch touchscreen with a finger-friendly keyboard housed underneath.

The Torch 9810, on the other hand, is the spiritual successor to the BlackBerry Storm 2, touting a 3.7-inch capacitive screen and no QWERTY keys. The phone managed to impress in our hands-on review, too, thanks to its responsive display, impressive 5 megapixel HD camera, and innovating BlackBerry OS 7 platform.

[Source: O2]