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RIM unveils touchscreen BlackBerry to counter iPhone

Research In Motion unveiled today a revamped version of its BlackBerry smartphone in an effort to attract more consumer customers and compete with Apple's iPhone.

world Updated: Aug 03, 2010 23:02 IST

Research In Motion unveiled on Tuesday a revamped version of its BlackBerry smartphone in an effort to attract more consumer customers and compete with Apple's iPhone.

AT&T Inc will be the carrier for the device, named the BlackBerry Torch.

It will go on sale on Aug 12 for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement, the companies said.

The device, unveiled at a New York event, has both a touchscreen and slide-out keyboard, and a new operating system called BlackBerry 6 with a new browser.