Telus Leak Reveals Multiple BlackBerry Models, Android Phones
Fall is shaping out to be a busy time of the year for Canadian wireless carrier Telus with multiple smartphone models coming from Samsung, Research in Motion, and Sony Ericsson. In addition to earlier leaks that pegged the iphone 5 for an October 1st launch on Telus, and the BlackBerry Bold 9900 debuting on August 15th on RIM’s home turf, the Canadian carrier will be debuting multiple other BlackBerry models, an unannounced Sony Ericsson Android handset, and the entry-level Galaxy Ace smartphone from Samsung.
In addition to launching the Bold 9900 on August 15th, BGR has also learned that Telus will also debut the Torch 2, the update to the original touchscreen portrait-oriented slider, on the same date.
The slate-styled, full touchscreen Torch 9860–sans sliding keyboard mechanism, will be debuting on August 22nd.
Another BlackBerry, the BlackBerry Curve–codenamed Apollo–will be coming on August 29h.
A low-cost touchscreen Curve, called the BlackBerry Orlando, will be making its debut on Telus on October 1st. But that’s not all. Another BlackBerry model, called the Bellagio, which is an update to the Blackberry 9700 series device, will be coming alongside the iPhone 5 on October 1st.
October 1st will also host the launch of the Sony Ericsson Urishi ST18aa, which is dubbed to be a thin Gingerbread Android smartphone. It’s unclear if this will be a successor to the XPERIA Arc.
Another Android handset, this time targeting the entry-level segment, will be coming from Samsung on October 15th in the form of the Samsung Cooper, which is a re-badged version of the Galaxy Ace.
Many of these handsets will also be debuting in the U.S. If you’re on the fence about a smartphone upgrade, you may want to wait a few more months if any of these handsets mentioned are of interest to you. RIM will be debuting its new BlackBerry 7 smartphones, Microsoft is gearing up with its partners to introduce new Windows Phone 7 Mango devices, Nokia’s MeeGo OS N9 will be coming to market, and Apple’s iconic iPhone should be getting a refresh in October. It’s a great time to be a consumer, and in the U.S. we’ll also be seeing the debut of Galaxy S II models from carriers as well as the Droid Bionic from Verizon.