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6.7 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
5.6
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 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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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

RIM takes another shot at an all touchscreen BlackBerry — is the third time the charm?

theverge.com
19 August 2011
  • Summary: This latest Torch is certainly an interesting device, but I honestly can’t recommend it over any of the other BlackBerrys on the market. The virtual keyboard alone is one of the most frustrating I’ve ever used, and with alternatives like the Bold 9900 and Torch 9810 available, I can’t imagine why anyone would want this device instead.
  • 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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