Press Release: KPN launches the new BlackBerry Torch 9860 Smartphone

KPN is now offering in the Netherlands the new BlackBerry® Torch™ 9860 smartphone which features the new BlackBerry® 7 operating system in a stylish new all-touch handset design. With a spectacular 3.7” display, the largest ever on a BlackBerry® smartphone, the new all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone is optimized for displaying web pages, photos and videos, as well as delivering powerful gaming experiences. It also delivers the highly refined, real-time communications and collaboration experience loved by millions of BlackBerry smartphone users around the world.

The new BlackBerry 7 browser combines the dramatically improved performance of the advanced WebKit browser engine together with the powerful hardware enhancements found in the new BlackBerry Torch 9860 to deliver browsing results that are up to 40% faster than BlackBerry® 6 based smartphones and up to twice as fast as models running BlackBerry® 5*. Additional enhancements to the browser have also optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences.

The new BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone also features Liquid Graphics™ technology, which combines a dedicated high-performance graphics processor with a blazingly fast CPU and stunning high resolution display to deliver a highly responsive touch interface with incredibly fast and smooth graphics.
Social application experiences enabled by BBM 6 allow users to share powerful gaming and multimedia experiences with friends even when they’re apart.

KPN is the first carrier to offer the BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone in the Netherlands under the KPN and Hi brands, with prices starting at €0 depending on the chosen price-plan. For more information, please visit

BlackBerry Torch 9860 specifications

•    Spectacular 3.7”  all-touch screen
•    Super fast 1.2 GHz Processor
•    New BlackBerry 7 OS
•    4 GB on-board memory, expandable by up to 32 GB with a microSD memory card
•    5.0 MP camera, supports HD video recording
•    Accelerometer, Digital Compass
•    Built-in GPS
•    Wi-Fi®
•    Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support
•    Wireless Network support: Tri-Band 3G  HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/GPRS / EDGE

* Requires BlackBerry 7 OS. Testing was performed by RIM in July 2011 and measured average page load speeds using pre-release BlackBerry 7 software.

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