Rumor: BlackBerry Torch 2 May Actually Be Pretty Great

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The BlackBerry Torch was a sizeable disappointment, both for us and for RIM. But if the rumored specs that Boy Genius Report has unearthed hold up, it looks as though Torch 2 might actually live up to its predecessor's hype.

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While the styling looks largely unchanged—exception being the new silver matte finish—it's the specs that have finally caught up. Specifically, a 1.2GHz processor, as opposed to the Torch's sputtering 600MHz CPU. Torch 2 will also rock a much improved 640x480 capacitive display instead of the current model's 480x360. The full spec rundown, per BGR:

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

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Now that's a smartphone that can hang with the big dogs. Hopefully by the time it's rumored to come out—sometime this fall—it won't have gotten lapped again. [BGR]

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DISCUSSION

"Late Q3"

So it will have a 1.2GHz single core (presumably, if its not mentioned) processor, at the same time other phones will be going with dual core Cortex A9 designs like the Tegra 2...If anything, the Torch 2 will be even more behind in the processor front than the current torch.