Summary: If you're a Blackberry fan, and want a touchscreen smartphone, the Blackberry Torch 9800 won't disappoint. It's not quite as slick as some of its touchscreen rivals, but it's every bit as good in terms of build quality, and the QWERTY keyboard is a joy for longer texts or emails.
Excerpt: Once the king of smartphones, RIM has fallen on hard times with the introduction of more user friendly smartphones. To combat these challengers to the throne RIM has released the BlackBerry Torch. Does it meet the new demands of the consumer market or...
Conclusion: On the front you have a 3.5″ multi-touch capacitive screen with a resolution of 320×480 pixels- again a spec borrowed from the aging Bold 9700. Below the screen you have the optical pad along with two buttons on either side- a very standard BlackBerry configuration. The screen slides up revealing a full keyboard that is somewhat similar to the one found on the BlackBerry Bold except the keys feel a bit flatter which is a problem most sliding keyboard devices face.
the Torch 9800 Cell Phone - AT&T
If RIM set out to create an iPhone/Android OS competitor, it's probably failed. It's unlikely that someone considering one of those devices would see the
and think "this is for me."
What RIM has succeeded in doing however, is creating a BlackBerry that BlackBerry users will want and enjoy. Although it might not gain RIM marketshare, it will definitely aid in retention.
Conclusion: The Blackberry Torch’s kludgy touch interface will not attract a single defector back to BlackBerry, and current BlackBerry users will not like the less responsive flush Torch keyboard. As such, it really doesn’t matter how advanced the new BB OS 6 is compared to previous BlackBerry touch attempts, or how good the camera is. RIM’s ads are correct: The Torch is the most advanced BlackBerry yet.
Pros: Bright, colorful, 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen, BlackBerry 6 OS, Vertical slide QWERTY, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 4GB built-in memory; 4GB card pre-installed
Cons: Functionality not completely compatible with touch, Slow Web surfing, Flat physical QWERTY keys, Poor network connectivity, Smaller screen than smartphone competitors
Summary: The BlackBerry Torch 9800 offers a few firsts for RIM and AT&T. The Torch is RIM's first attempt at a BlackBerry that sports both a full QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen. It's also the first commercially available BlackBerry that runs the new BlackBerry 6 operating system, which offers a host of new features that include a pull-down notification curtain, universal search, and new virtual QWERTY keyboards.
Pros: First class design, excellent keyboard, good call quality, solid camera, new operating system
Cons: Only a day of battery life, bulky, stale application selection, sluggish web browser
Excerpt: While the Storm was a bold departure for RIM, the Torch represents a highly refined version of what BlackBerry owners have come to know and love. The welcome but not-too-extreme makeover starts with BlackBerry 6, a new OS that features a modern-looking interface with multiple home screens, a much improved WebKit browser, and a Social Feed app that aggregates Facebook, Twitter, and RSS updates.
Pros: Multiple home screens and notification panel, Elegant design with physical keyboard, Sharp and fast 5-MP camera, Much improved web browser with tabs, Time-saving Social Feed app
Cons: Sluggish at times, Low-resolution display, Doesn't support 720p video, Slower web surfing than iPhone 4
Summary: While this powerful BlackBerry has an impressive set of features and social networking facilities, its overall style may not be enough to convince Berry fans to replace their Curves, Pearls and Bolds.
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.