BlackBerry Torch announced


Following its dismal keyboard-less iClone, RIM's taken another stab at the touchscreen revolution with the BlackBerry Torch. Combining a full-on QWERTY keyboard, expansive capacitative touchscreen and a new version of its operating system, it hopes the new phone will reel in Apple and Android's technical advantages without alienating BlackBerry stalwarts.

The new model is exclusive to AT&T and quite pretty, resembling the Palm Pre. The keyboard, writes Gizmodo's Matt Buchanan, is a "marvel." But the display is a last-gen 480×360.

BlackBerry Torch Impressions: The BlackBerry, Weirdly Evolved [Giz]