BlackBerry Torch 9850 Review: No Keyboard? No Problem
28 September 2011
Excerpt: With the BlackBerry Torch 9850, RIM is reaching out to smartphone buyers who prefer large screens instead of physical keyboards. Grant Hatchimonji reviews this mid-range model, which is offered by[...]
Pros: Excellent messaging capabilities, Crystal-clear voice calls, On-screen keyboard easy to use
Cons: Design not graceful, Medocre performance at best
Summary: The $149 BlackBerry Torch 9850 is RIM's best attempt yet at wooing consumers who want a smartphone with a large display but don't want to give up BlackBerry standout features such as secure push e-mail and world phone capability. Still, RIM has a ways to go.
Blackberry Torch 9850 Reviewed - Lighting a Fire Under RIM
30 August 2011
Summary: The Torch 9850 is a follow up to the original Torch, but it does discard the portrait QWERTY keyboard. Instead, it's a fully touch-screen smartphone with a nice design, hoping to bring back the smartphone market to RIM. But does the Torch light a fire or simply go out in a blaze of glory?
Excerpt: The BlackBerry Torch 9850 marks RIM’s third attempt at a touchscreen-only phone with no keyboard. Though you might think of it as a Storm 3, RIM’s gone with the newer (and arguably less infamous) Torch brand for this one.
Pros: Beautiful, bright touchscreen, Good built-in camera, Great, loud speaker
Cons: Terrible on-screen keyboad, App selection is weak, many apps are incompatible, Hardware buttons are poorly designed