We first heard about the BlackBerry Torch 2 back in January when details of a trio of new RIM handsets emerged courtesy of BGR.
So we shouldn't be too surprised that it's the same site dishing fresh new details about the Torch 2 three months later, putting the Torch 2 through its paces in a detailed hands-on and running through its spec in plenty of detail.
Despite the original Torch having been talked up as the most consumer-friendly BlackBerry ever when it broke cover towards the end of last year, the reality has proved something of a disappointment, with the all-touch handset having been widely panned as underpowered.
The good news, however, is that BGR hails the Torch 2 as “what the original Torch should have been; instead of an underpowered, under-spec'd handset”.
That power boost comes courtesy of a 1.2GHz processor, nearly double the original Torch's 624MHz, while the presence of BlackBerry OS 6.1 should keep things ticking over nicely too.
Physically, the Torch 2 is identical to its predecessor, but we have no problem with that considering how drastic the improvements are under the hood. The BlackBerry Torch 2 is set for a full reveal at BlackBerry World next month, and BGR claims the handset will launch on AT&T over in the US in July.