du and RIM launch Torch 9860 in UAE

Phone is available from all du stores for AED1,999

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du and RIM launch Torch 9860 in UAE du and Research In Motion have released the BlackBerry Torch 9860 in the UAE.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  September 15, 2011

The new BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone has been released in the UAE by du and Research In Motion.

The phone features the new BlackBerry 7 operating system, an all-touch handset design, and a large 3.7-inch display.

The large display is designed so that users can more easily view webpages, photos, video and play games.

"The BlackBerry Torch 9860 is an exquisite example of RIM's innovation, and it is now available through our du shops, through our e-shop on our website and through our authorised dealers," said Farid Faraidooni, chief commercial officer, du. "By combining this innovative smartphone with our popular Elite Plan packages, we have created yet another winning combination which we are sure will delight our customers."

The Torch 9860 will be available through all du shops and authorised dealers for AED1,999 and when purchased with any Elite Plan from du, customers can select either six months free Unlimited National BlackBerry service, or get a 50% discount on unlimited international BlackBerry service for six months, worth AED780.

"We are very excited to be bringing the highly-anticipated BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone to the UAE market with du. The BlackBerry solution offers a best-in-class mobile communications and collaboration experience that customers love, and we think customers will be thrilled by the faster performance, enhanced browsing and richer multimedia delivered by this powerful new smartphone," said Sandeep Saihgal, managing director, Middle East at RIM.

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