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BlackBerry Torch 9850
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BlackBerry Torch 9850

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Overall 5
5.0

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Verizon Wireless)

PC Magazine
1 February 2012
  • 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 5
5.0

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Sprint)

PC Magazine
10 January 2012
  • 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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Overall 6
6.0

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 (U.S. Cellular)

PC Magazine
5 January 2012
  • 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 5
5.0

BlackBerry Torch 9850 Review: No Keyboard? No Problem

Brighthand
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
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Overall 6
6.0

BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Sprint) Review

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.
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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
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?
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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
19 August 2011
  • 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
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