Photos of a sequel to the touch and type BlackBerry Torch have surfaced on the interweb, marking the third leak of a BlackBerry phone in the last week.
Unearthed by BGR, which also broke news of the BlackBerry Curve Apollo and the Dakota, the Torch 2 teams a slider form factor, concealing a QWERTY keyboard, with a 3.2-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive touchscreen up top.
But undoubtedly the biggest news is that the Torch 2 will be powered by a 1.2Ghz Snapdragon processor, giving it double the heft of its predecessor. Combine that with the fact that it’ll run BlackBerry OS 6.1 out of the box and we could be looking at something that makes previous BlackBerrys look positively sluggish.
Elsewhere, we’ve got a five megapixel camera with flash, a magnetometer for better route-finding, an accelerometer and 8GB of onboard memory. Like many smarties debuting this year, it’ll also have NFC support for Oyster-style contact-less payments.
Sounds pretty appealing, no? Well, the bad news is that if you want to get onboard with one you’ve got a wait on your hands. Apparently we’re looking at a launch in Q3 in the US, with the UK expected to get it around the same time.