I know many of you have been anxious for this latest addition to the line-up from RIM and now it appears to be official!

According to Engadget, the BlackBerry 9800 will launch on AT&T and at 3rd party retail locations on August 12th, with a contract price of $199.00.

If you are interested in viewing the live announcement, Engadget has also posted play-by-play coverage of RIM and AT&T's Torch Event here. The coverage of the live announcement also includes numerous screen shots of the device and outlines many details of the latest OS iteration from RIM, 6.0.