Posted on February 27, 2011

Vodafone Qatar announced that the white version of the popular BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone is now available online and at Vodafone retail and partner stores.

The white BlackBerry Torch shares the same cutting-edge features as its black predecessor.  The Arabic-enabled smartphone features a combination of a large capacitive touch screen and optical trackpad with a backlit slide-out BlackBerry keyboard, designed to feel optimally balanced when opened for typing. It offers support for high-speed 3G (UMTS/HSDPA) networks around the world, includes the latest generation in Wi-Fi® (b/g/n) connectivity and features built-in GPS for location-based applications and geo-tagging. Its 5 MP camera takes exceptional pictures with continuous auto focus, image stabilisation, 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 that can bring the total storage memory to 36 GB for customers who want more.

The BlackBerry Torch is run by BlackBerry 6, the newest 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 and beautifully 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 by simply double-tapping on the BlackBerry Torch.

BlackBerry 6 features an interface that expands messaging capabilities with intuitive features to simplify the management of social networking and RSS feeds (Social Feeds), and provides integrated access to  BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), Facebook®, Twitter™, MySpace™ and various instant messaging applications available on the BlackBerry Torch smartphone. Its enhanced multimedia experience rivals the best in the industry and includes a dedicated YouTube app. A universal search feature, allows users to search for content on the smartphone and extend searches to the Internet.

“Vodafone is thrilled to be offering the white BlackBerry Torch in Qatar,” said Daniel Horan, Vodafone Qatar Commercial Business Unit Director.  “The sophistication of the BlackBerry Torch itself combined with the elegance of the new white case should prove to be a hit with our customers.”

The white BlackBerry Torch 9800 is available now at all Vodafone retail, partner stores and online for QR2399 which includes a Welcome Pack, Freedom 35 Plan, one month’s free BlackBerry service, and 50% off a Star Number.

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