RIM’s BlackBerry Torch 2 hits the FCC, coming to AT&T


Earlier this week, Research in Motion announced seven new BlackBerry phones running the BlackBerry 7 OS.  On Monday we spotted the BlackBerry Bold 9900 on the FCC, and today the BlackBerry Torch 2 made an appearance with the model number RDM71UW.

According to FCC filings, the Torch 2 will support GSM 850 and 1900 bands, as well as WCDMA bands II and V.  That means this version of the Torch 2 is destined for AT&T in the United States.  We don’t get a clear image of the Torch 2, but we do get a good look at the device’s profile, thanks to the label photo, above.  And in case there was any question that the RDM71UW is the Torch 2, SAR reports show that the devices uses the BAT-26483-003 Torch 2 battery.

The Torch 2 hasn’t exactly been a well-kept secret for RIM.  Images and rumored specs for the device have been leaking for about six months now.  The Torch 2 will feature a 1.2GHz processor, a reported 768MB of RAM, and 8GB of internal memory.  The Torch 2’s screen resolution will increase to 640 x 480, and the device will feature a 5MP camera.  FCC documents make no mention of HSPA+ or NFC.

No word on pricing yet, but the Torch 2 is expected to be released on August.



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