Rogers BlackBerry Torch 9800 display arrives, minus the device

Ian Hardy

August 18, 2010 12:15pm

It’s known that Rogers will be releasing the upcoming BlackBerry Torch 9800 “in the coming weeks” and thanks to one of our tipsters for sending in this shot of the display case. This is a kiosk version and as you can tell the only thing missing is the actual Torch itself, but this is progress and a sign that the release is coming soon! Rumours are that Rogers will be available in a couple colours, black and white. No word yet on the official launch date or pricing. We’ll update you when we find out more.

Update: Were now getting tips that the launch date is scheduled for September 15th, not confirmed.

  • Terry

    Wonder what they’ll do about pricing after what happened in the US.

  • frank

    Great! May ditch waiting for the iphone and go back to Blackberry!

  • Stuart

    Too bad this device wasn’t released a year or two ago; then its technology may have been more competitive. This new Blackberry device doesn’t even measure up to the competition!!

  • Adi

    The mock up device is missing as RIM is trying really hard to find components from 2007 in order to make it. 😀


  • Bong Sniffer

    @Stuart – BINGO!

  • Svea

    I’m so excited for this device; unfortunately I’m not with Rogers, but I’m loving the concept.

  • @TorontoWireless

    where on the display does it say that it is a torch display unit, Just because it it missing a phone.

    Maybe it is a 9300 display unit?

  • sookster54

    @Svea, concept has already been done, look at the Palm Pre. 🙂 The picture of the missing unit is sorta funny.

    I’m waiting for the Bold 9780 myself.

  • Simon Sage

    PocketBerry is saying Rogers is getting the Torch mid-September. Y’all hear anything about a date?

    • Simon Sage

      Err, sorry, BerryFix.

  • jones

    @Simon Sage

    The update to this article says Sept 15. Blackberry Bonanza also reporting Sept 15. This would make sense with the potential Telus launch of Sept 16, giving Rogers some exclusivity.

  • vin

    don’t hold you breath for rogers getting this out for sept.. i have it on good authority (directly from a rogers regional mgr) that its more likely dec jan before they get it.. apparently bell bought out exclucivity rights from rim for 6 months.. rogers is pissed, but nothing they can do about it..

    • Tanner

      I really hope its not 6 months im on rogers and my bold 9700 has a cracked screen:(

  • Nick

    The Torch is most definitely not a Bell exclusive and definitely not taking that long to come out. that’s ridiculous.

  • todd

    @ VIN,

    Obviously you have no idea what you’re talking about. You’re comment was mid august and you said rogers will get it about dec-jan……and bell bought it exclusively for 6 months? Wouldn’t that make it feb-mar?

  • Warrikk

    It is a Bold 9700, Curve 9300, and Pearl 9100 Display.

    My bro works at a cell shop.