TELUS discontinuing the BlackBerry Torch 9810

Ian Hardy

June 27, 2012 7:39 pm


TELUS has discontinued the BlackBerry Torch 9810 in Silver, plus is also planning to discontinue the 9810 in White. Not the most surprising news and they’re possibly clearing stock for future devices, hopefully future BlackBerry 10 devices – which are still on track to launch in the “latter part of 2012.”

Over the past few months TELUS has put more energy into their Android lineup, heavily promoting themselves as the “Galaxy Headquarters” and offering a wide variety of Samsung devices. In addition, TELUS has also showed some love to Windows Phones by releasing the Nokia Lumia 800 and will also release the Lumia 610 in the coming weeks. To be fair, RIM hasn’t released a solid device in months but you can certainly count on the upcoming BB 10 devices to be widely available.

Everyday gets closer to a BB 10 device.

(Thanks tipster!)

  • kevin

    BB10 here we come!

    • SOOOOOOOOOOO DEAD

      RIM is DEAD

  • Gr8Price

    The REAL meat of the article is that the
    Lumia 800- priced at $530 and relased on March 2, 2012 in “To be discontinued”, not even 4-5 months!!
    That has to be a record!!

    Compare that to the Samsung ACE released in October and “TBD” after the Lumia 800!

    Nokia got a model killed by TELUS and their ridiculous prices and now they offer them the Lumia 610??

    Hope Nokia doesn’t make it exclusive to TELUS, with the HTC ONE V the Lumia 610 with 256 RAM, Winows 7 (not upgradeable to W*) and 1300mAh won’t sell at more than $99!

    • Alex

      That is the Lumia 800 specifically in Magenta. There was almost no demand for that colour, the other two colours are still in production.

  • Gr8Price

    Telus should have gotten the Samsung Ace2; which is the only phone that gets close to the HTC One.

    Also: Telus should align hardware prices with Koodo and diferenciate from eachother with plans only. Using the same packaging and pricing would reduce costs, eliminate redundancies and use that money to reduce the price of the phone, Just a suggestion; I couldn’t care less about their business model, but until then I will get my phones WHEREVER they are cheaper, which seems to be Koodo or Virgin these days.
    In a couple of months the PLAY store will be active in Canada and I will always get “international versions” directly from Google!

  • Quinn

    I’m very sad to see the Galaxy Ace is to be discontinued. I’ve sold a lot of those phones to people who need a decent, inexpensive phone. It wasn’t half bad either.