Digicel, mobile operator in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific, launched the new BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 smartphone across the Caribbean. Ideal for socially connected consumers and packed with tools that business customers love, the new handset offers top-of-the-line features and functionality. It’s the world’s first smartphone to combine a BlackBerry® keyboard with a full touch screen experience and the first to feature the new BlackBerry® 6.

Combines Full Touch Screen Experience with Easy-To-Use Keyboard

Digicel Group Commercial Director, Brian Finn, said: “Digicel prides itself on making sure that our customers have access to the latest in innovation and technology and we are delighted to announce the addition of the BlackBerry Torch to our wide range of handsets. Our customers rely on us to ensure that they remain at the cutting edge of technology and – through our suite of competitive price plans – they also get the best value for their money. Now we’re giving more people than ever before the chance to join the BlackBerry revolution.”

The BlackBerry Torch smartphone will be available from Digicel stores over the coming days. For more information, visit www.blackberry.com/torch

The new BlackBerry Torch features a large touch screen and optical trackpad with a backlit slide-out BlackBerry keyboard. It supports the latest generation in Wi-Fi® (b/g/n) connectivity and its 5 MP camera takes exceptional pictures with continuous auto focus, image stabilization, scene modes and zoom, and it also supports video recording. In addition, it comes with a combined 8 GB of media storage out-of-the-box, and includes a microSD/SDHD memory card slot for up to 36 GB of total storage memory.

The BlackBerry Torch is the first to launch with BlackBerry 6, a new operating system for BlackBerry smartphones. It features a new and rich WebKit-based browser that renders HTML web pages (as well as HTML email) quickly for a great browsing experience. The browser includes tabs for accessing multiple sites simultaneously, pinch to zoom, and an auto-wrap text zoom feature that can intelligently wrap text in a column while maintaining the placement of a page’s key elements (simply by double-tapping on the BlackBerry Torch).

It also includes expanded messaging capabilities with intuitive features to simplify the management of social networking and provides integrated access to BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), Facebook®, Twitter™, MySpace™ and various instant messaging applications available on the BlackBerry Torch smartphone. A universal search feature allows users to search for content on the smartphone, as well as extend the search to the Internet or to discover applications on BlackBerry App World™, which now supports credit card payments.

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