Conclusion: It feels like we’re going over old ground, but the BlackBerry Torch 9810 remains a great phone for the fundamentals and email. If that’s what you’re looking for, in a solid, sturdy design, the Torch 9810 is a great choice. Between this and the Bold 9900, it may not be as stylish, but many will like the better auto-focus camera, and choice of entry methods, offering a larger touchscreen, touchpad and keyboard entry.
Summary: The BlackBerry Torch 9810 won't wow newcomers with its tired old design, but its affordable price and much-improved specs should keep BlackBerry enthusiasts satisfied.
Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9810 has a sharp, colorful, and responsive touch screen along with a full slide-out keyboard. BlackBerry OS 7 promises support for augmented-reality apps, voice-activated universal search, a new Liquid Graphics technology, an improved Web browser, and more. Other upgrades include a 1.2GHz processor and 720p HD video recording. It's very affordable.
Cons: The BlackBerry Torch 9810's design is very similar to its predecessor, with the same feature set as before.
Summary: The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9810 should satisfy BlackBerry fans with its responsive touch screen and overall specs, but for $50 more, T-Mobile customers could get the much better Bold 9900 instead.
Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9810 has a sharp and vibrant touch screen, a decent physical keyboard, BlackBerry 7 OS, a 1.2GHz processor, and 720p HD video recording.
Cons: The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9810's design is similar to a previous generation model, and it is far more expensive than the AT&T version of the same phone.
Excerpt: BlackBerry only recently announced a slew of new smartphones out of which the Bold-Touch 9900 already made its mark on the nation and now it’s the upgrade to the Torch. Nearly a year after the original Torch arrived in the market; RIM has revealed the Torch 2 — or 9810 as it is model-named. Form Factor From a design and form-factor point of view, the new 9810 is exactly like its predecessor .
Excerpt: The BlackBerry Torch 2 is a handsome looking smartphone. The most noticeable change from the original Torch is the more attractive checkered, gun-metal finish that wraps the device. The touchscreen, at 640x480 pixel resolution, is naturally responsive and boasts impressive color vibrancy.
Excerpt: Mit dem RIM BlackBerry Torch 2 9810 hat der kanadische Hersteller pünktlich zur Veröffentlichung des neuen Blackberry OS 7 eine leicht verbesserte Version des RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800 präsentiert. Optik & Verarbeitung – Edel aber nicht perfekt: Wie alle BlackBerrys ist auch das RIM BlackBerry Torch 2 9810 im schlicht-edlen Business-Look gehalten. Die Verarbeitung fällt jedoch laut Test nicht ganz so gut aus, wie bei anderen Modellen aus dem Hause RIM.