Blackberry Responds to Competition with Latest Phone
The makers of the Blackberry are out with their latest smartphone today. It’s called the Blackberry “Torch,” and there’s a lot riding on this pocket-sized gadget.
KYW’s tech reporter Bob Bicknell reports that the Blackberry 9800 Torch might well be the most anticipated Blackberry in years. Not only will the new version feature a touchscreen and slide-out keyboard seen on many other leading smartphones, but also a new operating system.
Also look for an upgraded web browser, which is built on the same technology that powers Apple’s Safari and Google’s Android browsers.
A Nielsen poll suggests that Research In Motion -– the makers of the Blackberry -– could use something new. More than half of Blackberry users polled said they would buy an iPhone or a Google Android phone next; only
42 percent said they would buy another Blackberry.