Excerpt: In 2010, Research In Motion claimed that the its Blackberry Torch 9800 was the "Best Blackberry ever", but it looks like that could soon be about to change. Enter the "Blackberry Torch 2 9810", RIM's next-gen slider smartphone with bumped up specs.
Summary: If you're a slider fan but felt the original BlackBerry Torch to be underpowered, you owe it to yourself to at the very least, put this device in your hands and take it for a spin. It's a solid, faster Torch experience and as much as we hate to repeat ourselves, is what the original BlackBerry Torch...
Summary: Overall opinion: Fast, nicely designed, great resolution and terrific entertainment or streaming options. We have to agree with the staffer/owner of the model in hand: It’s a brilliant model for those who use it for both personal and professional reasons. Nicely done, RIM.
Conclusion: Casual BlackBerry users will likely find the Torch 9810 pleasantly fast, quirky and a little bit charming. Those who love physical keyboards will adore that of the 9810 – but it’s not any better than the keyboards on other BlackBerry handsets.
Summary: One area where the new BlackBerry Torch absolutely bests its predecessor is price: where the first phone cost $200 on contract, AT&T is offering the new Torch for just $49.99 when you sign a two-year service contract. (The original Torch now sells for $29.99.
Excerpt: Why mess with what was once a good thing? That seems to be the thinking behind the BlackBerry Torch 9810. An update to the Torch 9800 , the 9810 looks nearly identical to its predecessor from last year, but features a new operating system, a higher-powered processor, and access to T-Mobile's 4G...
Conclusion: Whether the 9810 is recommended depends on who you are. If you are coming from the previous Torch, and you liked it but wished it was faster, the 9810 is for you, you won’t be disappointed.
Blackberry Torch 2 (9810) – a small, but welcome upgrade to the first Torch
11 October 2011
Conclusion: Overall, the Torch 2 is a great improvement over the previous model, although it’s not exact a quantum leap, either. But if you want a Blackberry that can keep up with the time, this is your best bet for the moment.