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: 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.
Pros: Bright, responsive display, Full QWERTY keyboard, Fast browser, Inexpensive
Cons: Small touchscreen, Far outdated OS, Terrible app selection, Plastic construction, fragile moving parts, Short battery life
Excerpt: For those who haven’t followed my smartphone history (and I suspect many haven’t), last December I gave up my BlackBerry Curve 8530 for an Android phone. It’s true, I was long a BlackBerry (and BlackBerry Messenger) addict, but as of December 2010, RIM left me with no other choice but to abandon...
Pros: Good camera, Sturdy build, Snappy performance
Cons: Same old design, OS is seriously dated, App selection is quite terrible
Conclusion: In all honesty, this is exactly what the original model should’ve been like from the beginning. In an age of dual-cores, the 1.2GHz single-core CPU of the Torch 9810 isn’t quite as captivating, and combining the fact that it recycles the original’s design in every way, it lacks any WOW factor.
Pros: Much more responsive platform experience, Vastly superior web browsing performance
Cons: Recycled design, Not enough new features with OS 7, Outdated right from the start
Conclusion: If you're an original Torch owner and you enjoy that phone, the Torch 9810 is a sweet upgrade that brings much faster performance while keeping battery life the same. The higher resolution display, faster data connection and refreshed OS add to the pleasure, and the solid build quality improves on...
Pros: Faster data speeds, faster CPU, improved web browser.
Cons: OS 7 feels out of date, 3rd party apps weak, keyboard is cramped.
Conclusion: The BlackBerry Torch 9810 feels like an incremental step for RIM. The previous handset had obvious problems, some of which are addressed here, but we also feel that the 9810 is the phone the 9800 should have been.
Pros: Screen space and physical keyboard, BB email is still great
Cons: Design isn't great, lots of lag, browser crashes, screen lock key is far too soft, OS isn't as refined as rivals