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Realtors using Blackberry rejoice – here comes Curve & Torch 2

With 30% of our readers calling Blackberry their primary smartphone, several have noted that they’re excited about future versions of the Blackberry.

The wait for the next generation of Blackberry phones are out. The specs on the next gen Blackberry Curve (code name “Apollo”) and Torch 2 have been leaked and Boy Genius Report has all the details.

The word is that neither phone is exceptionally different aesthetically, but the phone guts are pretty impressive.

Blackberry Curve “Apollo” specifications:

According to Boy Genius Report:

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSPA 7.2Mbps
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 512MB of eMMC, 512MB of RAM
  • 5-megapixel camera with flash
  • HVGA 480 x 360 display
  • 1050 mAh battery
  • Tavor MG-1 800MHz CPU
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • 11mm thin

Torch 2 specifications:

According to Boy Genius Report:

  • 1.2GHz processor
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band HSPA 14.4Mbps
  • 3.2-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive display
  • 8GB built-in memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 5-megapixel camera with flash
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • OpenGL ES
  • 14.6mm thin

Okay fellow geeks and real estate enthusiasts, what do you think? Will you be standing in line when these two phones hit the market?

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Matt Wilkins

    February 8, 2011 at 12:30 am

    If I’m still a BlackBerry user when these new models come out this is the one I’m most interested in:

  2. Roland Estrada

    February 8, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Hmmm…The operating system is still terrible and so are the apps. So whats the big deal. Blackberry is the biggest loser in the iPhone’s move to Verizon. I had a Blackberry before I switched to an iPhone in 2007. No big loss.

  3. stephanie crawford

    February 8, 2011 at 1:27 am

    I just don’t think RIM can compete. I used BB for years, but the app-based technology and speed that are now available just blow the competition away. Perhaps BB could compete if they reduced they data plan prices. If you could get slow internet and sync-ability for say $15 a month instead of $30, then they’d have something.

  4. Rob McCance

    February 13, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I hate to see it as I was BB user for many years (10 ish) but these guys have lost it. These latest phones represent minor upgrades only.

    For a few months I carried both my Curve and my iPhone 4 and I finally turned off my BB.

    Love the battery life, reliability, lightweight-ness, toughness, etc., but there’s jut too many missing features.

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