Ok, we’re getting closer to knowing an estimated release date. With TELUS and Virgin confirming the new QWERTY/Touchscreen Torch 9800 will be available on their network. Rogers has also said they will be releasing this and on their company blog they reported that: “We’re excited to tell you we will carry this stylish smartphone as part of our BlackBerry lineup in the coming weeks.”
In addition, I reached out to our friends over at Bell and they had this to say: “The new BlackBerry Torch smartphone with BlackBerry 6 will be coming this fall to Bell Mobility. And because apps work best on the best network, Bell clients will enjoy using the BlackBerry 9800 Torch to access impressive mobile services from like TV, radio, Remote PVR, Visual Voicemail, GPS Navigator and more. We will keep you posted with more details as we get closer to availability.”
So with the above comment it looks like it’ll land in Canada sometime between the dates of September 23rd December 20th.