RIM launches new BlackBerry smartphone in India

Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Research In Motion (RIM) Thursday launched BlackBerry Torch 9800, the first BlackBerry smartphone with the new BlackBerry 6 operating system.

The 3G-ready device priced at Rs.35,000 will be available across all Indian telecom operators offering BlackBerry services.

Equipped with a broad range of advanced communications and multi-media features, BlackBerry Torch is ideal for socially connected consumers and those who do business on the move.

‘With its new high-performance browser, powerful touch screen interface and easy-to-use BlackBerry keyboard, the highly anticipated BlackBerry Torch offers an exceptional mobile experience for both consumers and business users in India,’ said Frenny Bawa, managing director (India), RIM.

It offers support for high-speed 3G networks around the world, includes the latest generation in Wi-Fi connectivity and features built-in GPS for location-based applications and geo-tagging.

BlackBerry 6 integrates a new and rich WebKit-based browser on BlackBerry Torch that renders HTML web pages (as well as HTML email) quickly and beautifully for a great browsing experience.

RIM, a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionised the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999.

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