The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is a sleek-looking QWERTY slider that sports a 3.2-inch, 480 x 360 touchscreen (which is the same resolution as the Bold for you handset geeks), 512 MB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera, and 4 GB of on board memory with a 4 GB microSD card thrown in gratis. Additionally, it’s the first RIM handset to ship with BlackBerry’s 6th and latest mobile operating system (6 OS), which among other things includes: a redesigned home screen, a new Webkit browser, wireless Media Sync, universal search, and unified social feeds for easily keeping tabs on your homies outside of BBM.

The Blackberry Torch is slated to hit AT&T shelves on August 12 for $199, and the only thing we can say is it’s about time, RIM. Alright, so maybe we’re just a tad bit jealous about tethered syncing, but it’s not enough to have us “torch” our current (i)phones and (an)Droids just yet.

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