Bell releases the BlackBerry Torch 9860 and Curve 9360

Ian Hardy

August 26, 2011 5:04pm

What a couple weeks it’s been for RIM. The launch of several new BlackBerry devices, putting BlackBerry App World 3.0 into Beta testing, plus announcing a brand new revenue stream for BBM called “BBM Music”. Very busy and we’re hoping it all pays off for them.

Various Canadian carriers have released the BlackBerry Bold 9900, Torch 9810, Torch 9860 and Curve 9360 (Rogers, Bell, TELUS, SaskTel, Virgin and Koodo). Today, Bell has officially launched both the new BlackBerry Torch 9860 and the Curve 9360 a few days earlier than expected.

The Torch 9860 has a 3.7-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480, comes with BlackBerry 7 OS, a 5 megapixel camera with HD recording, 1.2GHz processor, Wi-Fi and the prices are the following: $599.95 no-term, 1-year is $574.95, 2-year is $549.95 and the 3-year is $129.95.

The Curve 9360 also has BlackBerry 7, 800 MHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, 2.44-inch display and has an “ultra-thin design” at 11mm. It’s the low-cost entry level Berry and can be yours for these prices: $349.95 no-term, 1-year is $324.95, 2-year is $299.95 and the 3-year is $49.95.

Most likely these are only available online for now. Let us know if you’ve seen any at a Bell store.
More here at Bell: Torch 9860 & Curve 9360

  • ELNY

    wtf Rogers?

  • Ryan Myers

    What happened to the $524 ? I sold my iPhone banking on that..

  • Ger

    Their one and two year contract pricing is so ridiculous.

  • @GrumpyButtFunny

    Bold me,torch me but sorry not into the curve and the 9860 well let’s just say most blackberry owners one of the best features of a blackberry is the QWERTY keyboard. NO thanks!

  • JSmith

    wtf!? $599 now..originall Bell advertised as $499, Rogers at $525, and a rep at Telus showed me weeks ago a card stating $550 no contract for 9860. Wow. Im gonna wait til QNX models in Q1

    • belly

      qnx lol.

  • Fact Finder

    FACT1: The keyboard on the curve is bigger than the screen.

    FACT2: The screen on the curve is smaller than the keyboard.

    Thankyou for your time.

  • A

    interesting that they launched another storm… oops, sorry Torch… i don’t think this is gonna fly…. their touchscreen keyboards suck…

    • jdm

      its not a click screen like the storm…..

  • Welsh

    i wanted to get another blackberry but i like my pearl flip.

  • firikin

    sooooooo….this is all rim can come up with? a copy cat attempt at iphone and a repeat curve they launched before?


    • stranger

      lol… as if apple comes up with new phones …

      oh yea.. they did launch a new phone but 5 years ago…

  • Nauuman

    Rogers still has it as 524.99 on their site, let’s hope they don’t raise the price like they did with the bold.