BlackBerry Torch 9800 – Didn't Quite Light Up Our Lives
23 February 2011
Excerpt: Released in India a couple of months after launching in BlackBerry's main North American markets, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 carries too many expectations on its rather broad shoulders. In the status-conscious India that is also concerned about price, BlackBerry is the coolest smartphone brand to flaunt, unlike North America where ‘cool’ and ‘BlackBerry’ are words that no longer seem to go together.
Conclusion: The phone market is changing quickly and unsurpsingly the Torch 600Mhz processor feels slow next to the dual-core LG Optimus 2X and the 1Ghz Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. Although we should point out that for browsing, typing and emailing – which are the main reasons people buy a Blackberry - it is perfectly adequate. Blackberry's core users will really like the Torch.
Conclusion: The BlackBerry Torch is undeniably the best BlackBerry yet. RIM has managed to keep it familiar, yet fresh, to paraphrase their CEO. That should be good enough to hold onto existing BlackBerry users (and there are a lot of you), but we doubt they'll steal many iPhone and Android customers. The philosophy and features simply don't align: the iPhone and Android are fun phones first, and are still undeniably more entertaining and consumer oriented than the Torch.
Pros: Capactivite touch screen, great hardware QWERTY keyboard, OS 6.0.
Cons: In the specs war, the Torch isn't at the top.
Conclusion: Multimedia features play a vital role to increase the usability of the mobile phones. The users like to listen to music, watch videos and click images while being on the move. Find out what BlackBerry Torch 9800 offers in terms of the multimedia features. Camera- The camera of BlackBerry Torch is quite fascinating as it boasts a 5 mega pixel snapper with auto focus and LED flash.