Last week the folks over at TechnoBuffalo got their hands on some leaked photographs of the BlackBerry Torch 2 and now they’ve managed to score a working pre-release handset. They shot a video tour of the phone, covering its hardware, and touching a bit on the operating system (BlackBerry 7 OS) and its apps.
From first initial impressions, they seem pretty pleased with the device, stating that it is much more responsive and snappier than the first BlackBerry Torch. It features a 3.2″ display but it has an upgraded resolution of 640 x 480, and its colors aren’t as washed out as the first Torch. It also has a 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of internal storage (expandable with a microSD card), support for AT&T’s 3G (no HSPA+), a 5-megapixel camera (capable of recording 720p HD video), and the same keyboard that’s found on the first Torch.
The phone is expected to hit the shelves early this summer. Hit the break to check out the video tour, and let us know what you think about the device: