Just a couple weeks ago it was the launch of Blackberry Bold 9900 here in Malaysia, and now Celcom brings in the Blackberry Torch 9860. For the fans of Blackberry who loves full touch screen, this is the phone to grab, and Celcom does have some really good deals.
First, lets look at the specification of this latest installment of Blackberry. While it is branded under Torch, do not be confused, the
Blackberry Torch 9860 comes with full touch screen and does not have a slide out QWERTY keyboard (that sometimes can be cumbersome to use). There are 4 physical buttons and a touch pad for quick navigation, but everything else is on the touch screen.
- 1.2 Ghz processor
- 3.7″ high resolution 800×480 WVGA pixel color display
- Transmissive TFT LCD
- 768 MB RAM memory
- 4 GB eMMC expandable to 32 GB with MicroSD card
- talk time up to 6 hours, standby time up to 11.8 days
- Wifi, GPS
- accelerometer, digital compass
- 5 MP camera with 720p HD video recording (continuous auto focus)
- zero shutter lag
Check full specs here
Very impressive specifications in all. Blackberry has been criticized for not having low processing power, low memory/storage, and small/low resolution screen size. It seems like the Torch 9860 has finally put all these to rest, this model is right up there with all the other smart phones in terms of raw power.
Then there’s the new Blackberry 7 OS that has a much improved browser that supports HTML 5 video with seamless scrolling and zooming. Of course, the stronghold of BB – Blackberry Messaging, and the superior email integration are all there too.
Celcom Exec plans for Torch 9860
Celcom has come up with some very attractive packages for the Torch 9860. With Celcom Exec, you can get the device at as low as RM 1088.
And for those with Celcom Biz, check out the table below. Package 188 with 24 month contract lets you get the Torch 9860 for only RM 588. Now that’s a proper bundle.
As if these days are not already good, if you attend the launch event, there are even better deals you can grab:
- 1st 200 customers can purchase it at only RM688 (RRP: RM1,588) when they subscribe for any CE50/P48 voice + BlackBerry® plan with 12 months contract from RM88 a month
- 20 of these lucky customers will be selected to get the BlackBerry® Torch™ 9860 smartphone for only RM88!
- BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 + BlackBerry® PlayBook at only RM2,188! Limited to 1st 100 customers and valid with new 12-month subscription to CE50 + Blackberry® Pro (5GB) plan with a monthly commitment of RM168/month or P148 & BIS plan with monthly commitment of RM188/month