Rumour: BlackBerry Torch 2 May Actually Be Pretty Great

The BlackBerry Torch was a sizeable disappointment, both for us and for RIM. But if the rumoured specs that Boy Genius Report has unearthed hold up, it looks as though Torch 2 might actually live up to its predecessor's hype.

While the styling looks largely unchanged - exception being the new silver matte finish - it's the specs that have finally caught up. Specifically, a 1.2GHz processor, as opposed to the Torch's sputtering 600MHz CPU. Torch 2 will also rock a much improved 640x480 capacitive display instead of the current model's 480x360. The full spec rundown, per BGR:

1.2GHz processor Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE Tri-band HSPA 14.4Mbps 3.2-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive display 8GB built-in memory 512MB RAM Bluetooth 2.1 GPS NFC 5-megapixel camera with flash Magnetometer Accelerometer Proximity sensor 1300 mAh battery BlackBerry OS 6.1 OpenGL ES 14.6mm thin

Now that's a smartphone that can hang with the big dogs. Hopefully by the time it's rumoured to come out - late this year - it won't have gotten lapped again. [BGR]