RIM unveils BlackBerry Torch

Dylan Bushell-Embling
04 Aug 2010
Currently the BlackBerry Torch is the only phone to support the new OS, but RIM said it planned to roll out BlackBerry 6 to existing smartphones BlackBerry Pearl and BlackBerry Bold 9700 and 9650 - if they meet carrier certifications.
A Gizmodo reviewer said the Torch and the new OS “take what BlackBerry's already doing and move it forward slightly – they're not reinventing, overturning, or blowing up things.”
RIM stock on the Nasdaq fell 2.5% in after hours trading yesterday, suggesting that the announcement was not enough to quell investor fears over bans on BlackBerry in the Middle East.
RIM’s worldwide handset market share fell to 3.5% from 3.6% in Q2, according to IDC.
In its core North American smartphone market, its share has fallen to 43% to 49.2%, Canalys said



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