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6.9 out of 10

BlackBerry Torch 9850

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Overall 6
6.0

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 (U.S. Cellular)

PC Magazine
27 June 2013
  • Conclusion: The BlackBerry 9850 is a well-built messaging smartphone, but lacks the apps to compete with other leading smartphone OSes.
  • Pros: Very well built. Sips data. World phone.
  • Cons: Somewhat slippery touch screen. Tiny portrait-style touch keyboard. Very poor app selection and quality.
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Overall 6
5.5
Design 5
5.0
Performance 6
6.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 9
9.0
Camera 8
8.0
Software 4
4.0

BlackBerry Torch 9850 review

theverge.com
30 January 2012
  • Summary: 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. The 9850 isn’t anything like the first Torch 9800, and aside from nearly identical guts on the inside it’s far different from that device’s followup, the 9810. So, just what is this new mysterious BlackBerry about, and where does it fit in the lineup?
  • 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
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Overall 6
5.6
Features 4
4.0
Performance 4
4.0

Blackberry Torch 9850 Reviewed - Lighting a Fire Under RIM

Bright Hub
29 September 2011
  • Excerpt: 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...
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Overall 5
5.0

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Verizon Wireless)

PC Magazine
15 September 2011
  • Conclusion: The Torch 9850's touch keyboard isn't up to BlackBerry standards, and its app market isn't up to smartphone standards.
  • Pros: True world phone. Great battery life. Good Web browser. Solid music and video playback.
  • Cons: Mediocre voice quality. Clumsy typing experience. No 4G. Confused touch screen UI. Weak app market.
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Overall 6
6.0

BlackBerry Torch 9850

LAPTOP Magazine
9 September 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: Attractive design, Bright vivid display, Fast camera with 720p video, Long battery life, World phone
  • Cons: No 4G, Limited amount of compelling apps, Touch keyboard is cramped in portrait mode
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Overall 5
5.4

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 review - RIM's latest take at the touchscreen smartphone

MobileBurn
8 September 2011
  • Summary: The BlackBerry Torch 9850 is the latest all-touchscreen smartphone to come from RIM. Eschewing the Storm moniker, and its much-derided SurePress screen, the Torch 9850 is touchscreen slate smartphone in a much more traditional sense. It runs the latest BlackBerry 7 OS and is powered by the fastest chip that RIM has ever put in a smartphone. Is this enough to compete in today's market that is packed to the gills with high-end, all-touch smartphones?
  • Pros: Great camera and video, bright display, fast processor
  • Cons: Buggy software, clunky OS, lackluster battery life
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Overall 5
5.0

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Sprint)

PC Magazine
6 September 2011
  • Conclusion: The BlackBerry Torch 9850 for Sprint is neither the carrier's best smartphone nor its best BlackBerry.
  • Pros: Well designed. World phone. Sips data.
  • Cons: Touch keyboard can be difficult to use. Few apps. No 4G.
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