August 9, 2011 7:44pm
Perhaps things might change overnight but according to this internal doc from Bell it confirms once again the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the Torch 9810 will be available on August 16th. Earlier today both Rogers and TELUS stated they’ll release these new smartphones this week. However, one device was missing from both announcements, the Torch 9860. This is the full touchscreen BlackBerry (aka Storm 3) that has a 3.7-inch display, 1.2GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera that records HD video and is now pegged with a release date of August 22nd. No word yet on the Bell price plans but Rogers has this ranging from a no-contract $524.99 to a 3-year of $199.99.
Another important note on this doc states that all these devices will receive “WiFi Hotspot functionality will be available via Software update post launch”.