More of BlackBerry’s 2011 lineup “leaked”

Yesterday we reported that specs on two new upcoming BlackBerry smartphones had leaked – and today we’ve got two more. BoyGeniusReport reports that RIM will be adding to its lineup with the latest generations of the BlackBerry Torch and the Storm.

BlackBerry-Torch-2The Torch was the first BlackBerry smartphone to be released with a full Qwerty keyboard as well as a touchscreen, and it looks like it will now have the goods to back that up. RIM is giving the device a huge boost in power (it’s jumping from a 600 MHz to a 1.2 GHz processor) among other hardware alternations. As far as packaging goes, it’s nearly identical to the original Torch. Here’s a look at the Torch 2’s details:

  • Tri-band HSPA 14.1 Mbps
  • 3.2-inch VGA; 640×480 display
  • 8 GB memory
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.1; GPS
  • 5 megapixel camera with flash
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • 14.6 mm thin

Storm 3Not to be outdone is the BlackBerry Storm 3. It’s projected to have the highest resolution display of any BlackBerry smartphone yet as well as an optical trackpad, possibly to help with touch abilities (the older generation Storm devices have had notoriously finicky touchscreens). BGR mentions that RIM could very well switch up the branding for this phone – at the moment, codenames for the device include “Monaco” and “Monza.” Here’s what we know about the phone so far:

  • 1.2 GHz processor
  • 3.7-inch 800×480 display
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSPA
  • 5 megapixel camera with 720p recording
  • 8 GB storage for apps/data; 512 MB RAM
  • MicroSD slot
  • Bluetooth 2.1; 3G mobile hotspot and Wi-Fi
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1

BGR claims three different versions will debut internationally in September and the Torch 2 is set for a late Q3 release through AT&T.


Xiaomi chooses Mi 8 Pro and Mi 8 Lite phones to spearhead British invasion

Xiaomi has launched its first official smartphones in the U.K., after steadily entering Europe over the past 12 months. The company has brought the Mi 8 Pro and the Mi 8 Lite, along with a selection of connected products.

The best iPad deals for November 2018

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is still the king. If you're on team Apple and just can't live without iOS, we've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals currently available for November 2018.

On a budget? We found the best affordable smartphones you can buy

Here are the best cheap phones for anyone working with a tight budget, whether you're a fan of stock Android or marathon battery life. Find out what you can get for under $500 or far, far less as we round up the best budget smartphones.

We tried all the latest and greatest smartphones to find the best of 2018

Smartphones are perhaps the most important and personal piece of tech on the planet. That’s why it’s important to pick the best phone for your individual needs. Here are the best smartphones you can buy.

The world’s first smartglasses showrooms open in Brooklyn and Toronto

Canadian startup North is hoping smartglasses will be the next big wearable. After announcing its new Focals smartglasses in October, the company opened product showrooms in Brooklyn and Toronto.

Here are the best Apple Watch and Fitbit Versa deals for Black Friday

Apple products are the most sought-after products for Black Friday, the leaked preview ads show what discounts retailers will have for the Apple Watch Series 3 and other smartwatches, such as the Fitbit Versa, this holiday season.

Get up close and personal with this telephoto lens for your phone

Moment is replacing its aging 60mm telephoto lens with a new 58mm tele lens, redesigned from the ground up for the latest iPhone, Pixel, and Galaxy phones. Mount it onto the phone via a case and get closer with 2x optical zoom.

Master your new Nokia 7.1 with our favorite tips and tricks

At $350, the Nokia 7.1 is a nearly perfect budget phone. It has a gorgeous body, good hardware, and a capable camera. Recently purchased the Nokia 7.1? Here are a few of our favorite tips and tricks to get you started with your new phone.

Samsung Galaxy S10 could nix the notch in favor of a "punch hole" cutout

While we still may be months away from an announcement, there's no doubt about it: Samsung is working hard on its successor to the Galaxy S9. Here's everything we know about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10.

Check out 25 of the best Wear OS apps for your smartwatch

Looking for some ways to spruce up that new Android smartwatch of yours? Here are the best Wear OS apps to download and use with any Android smartwatch, including a few specially enhanced for Wear OS 2.0.

Android will finally get a faster sharing menu, but it might take a while

The Android sharing menu has gotten a whole lot better over the years, but it's also gotten slower. Thankfully, however, it seems as though Google is working on a better, faster sharing menu but, unfortunately, it may take a while.

The best iPhone XR cases to keep your phone shiny and new

Apple's new iPhone range is the toast of 2018, with beautiful style and more power than you can shake a stick at. But beauty can often be fragile -- keep the damage to a minimum with the best iPhone XR cases.

A dead pixel doesn't mean a dead display. Here's how to repair it

Dead pixel got you down? We don't blame you. Check out our guide on how to fix a dead pixel and save yourself that costly screen replacement, or an unwanted trip to your local repair shop.

The 100 best Android apps turn your phone into a jack-of-all-trades

Choosing which apps to download is tricky, especially given how enormous and cluttered the Google Play Store has become. We rounded up 100 of the best Android apps and divided them neatly, with each suited for a different occasion.