Although we probably won’t definitively find out if RIM is going to officially name the BlackBerry 9800 Slider BlackBerry Torch until next Tuesday, the odds of this being the case look pretty good. We’ve been hearing all summer that the 9800 Slider would be named BlackBerry Torch and RIM has recently registered the domain name BlackBerryTorch.com
RIM has also snagged the domain name BlackPad.com presumably for the BlackBerry Tablet rumored to be released towards the end of this year or early next, however, we doubt that this is the name that they will go with.
According to John Albright of the BlackBerry Paterners Fund, the BlackBerry 9800 Slider, which has yet to be officially named, or, even announced by Research in Motion, will launch on AT&T August 15th. The first BlackBerry device to sport a touch-screen and a slide down physical keyboard is suspected to be the first BlackBerry that will run RIM’s highly anticipated BlackBerry 6 operating system.
Salomondrin has posted a new video of the BlackBerry 9800 Slider. There isn’t a lot of stuff here that we haven’t seen before, but, I’ve got to say… The BlackBerry 9800 Slider is one slick device. I don’t believe I would be going out on a limb by stating that if BlackBerry 6 is solid and the new WebKit BlackBerry Browser doesn’t suck, AT&T will sell a ridiculous number of BlackBerry 9800 Sliders.
The team over at BerryTimes have posted more pictures of the BlackBerry 9800 Slider. Personally, I can’t wait until I can get my hands on one so that I can see it for myself.