BlackBerry Torch: AT&T lets it slip

The BlackBerry rumours can all be put to bed now. AT&T has gone official with - The BlackBerry Torch.

So, not the BlackBerry Bold, the BlackBerry 9800, the BlackBerry Slider or any other name that has been thrown up with a mixture of these words. It's the plain old BlackBerry Torch.

But plain it ain't, oh no, no, no.

It has got:

- World premier BlackBerry in slider form factor with touch screen plus QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad.

- BlackBerry 6 OS with all-new browser featuring tabbed browsing for access to multiple web pages at the same time and pinch-to-zoom capability.

- First BlackBerry with next-generation messaging including group messaging for up to 10 people and locations.

- Social networking feed application for one view of all your favourite sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.   

- Integrated search from home screen.

- 5-megapixel camera with flash, autofocus, and environment settings.    

- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

- A 3.2-inch, 480 x 360, touchscreen.

- 512MB of RAM, 512MB or 4GB of flash memory.

More details of the handset are bound to emerge over the next few hours (RIM has an event in NYC due to kick-off at 5PM UK time) so be sure to keep your eyes peeled to Pocket-lint.com for further updates.

Update: In the UK, we seem to have kept the 9800 on the end. So you might see it referred to as the BlackBerry Torch 9800. It's all much of a muchness, eh?

In the meantime, let us know what you think of the BlackBerry Torch. An iPhone killer or not?