BlackBerry Torch unveiled

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Research in Motion unveiled its the BlackBerry Torch, the first BlackBerry with a touchscreen and a slide-out keyboard.

The phone is also the first BlackBerry to run 6 OS. The Torch 9800 will debut Aug. 12 at AT&T for $200 with a two-year contract.

Four buttons familiar to BlackBerry users: Talk, Menu, Back and Power/End. flank the square optical touchpad, which can be used for navigation in addition to the touchscreen.

The phone also features an upgraded  5-megapixel camera.

Research in Motion hopes the new touch screen and keyboard combination will give the Torch an edge over iPhone and Android competitors.