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6.5 out of 10

BlackBerry Torch 9850

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Overall 8
7.5

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 Review

Phone Arena
11 December 2012
  • Conclusion: This is the device that RIM should’ve put out three years ago when they embarked on the touchscreen form factor with the original Storm 9530 . As we know, the key to success in the industry is partly related to timing, and it’s remarkable to witness that RIM is finally coming around to producing a decent all touch BlackBerry. Needless to say, we’re glad to see that they decided to completely drop all the gimmicks found with both Storm iterations.
  • Pros: Touchscreen form factor finally done right, Brilliant & high-resolution display, Smooth web browsing experience
  • Cons: Platform still feels dated, Sub-par photo & video capture, Shrill sounding voices with phone calls
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Sprint)

CNET
8 February 2012
  • Summary: With its full touch screen and fair price tag, the BlackBerry Torch 9850 shows that RIM is ready to compete with others in Sprint's lineup, although it's not without its flaws.
  • Pros: The BlackBerry Torch 9850 is a sharp-looking, dual-mode world phone with a good camera and offering 720p HD video playback.
  • Cons: Call quality, speakerphone, and general performance on the BlackBerry Torch 9850 hit some snags.
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Verizon Wireless)

CNET
4 February 2012
  • Summary: The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 for Verizon Wireless is a laudable midrange smartphone, but it faces stiff competition.
  • Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 's svelte design and sharp screen give it consumer-level appeal. Features like 720p HD video capture, world phone capabilities, and an enhanced operating system are welcome. Call quality is good as well.
  • Cons: The Torch 9850 suffers from the occasional sluggishness, and there are times when the touch screen isn't as responsive as we would like.
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Torch 9850 (US Cellular)

CNET
31 January 2012
  • Summary: The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 is a great midrange smartphone for U.S. Cellular customers who want an alternative to Android.
  • Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 for U.S. Cellular has a sharp and sleek design. We like the 720pHD video capture, its world phone capabilities, and the improvements BlackBerry 7 OS brings. Call quality was great too.
  • Cons: The Torch 9850 isn't quite as responsive as we would like, and it's occasionally sluggish.
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Torch 9850

MobileTechReview.com
2 September 2011
  • Conclusion: No doubt, the BlackBerry Torch 9850 is a lot of phone for $149 with contract. It has all the appeal of a BlackBerry minus the hardware keyboard, and we know that's a deal breaker for some of you (consider the BlackBerry Bold 9930 instead). But if you're willing to venture into virtual keyboard territory and covet the large touchscreens your iPhone and Android-toting friends enjoy, the Torch 9850 has its appeal.
  • Pros: Beautiful design, good materials, large touchscreen.
  • Cons: BlackBerry OS 7 hasn't evolved much from aging OS 6. App World selection still slim.
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Overall 8
7.5

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 Review

Phone Arena
16 August 2011
  • Conclusion: This is the device that RIM should’ve put out three years ago when they embarked on the touchscreen form factor with the original Storm 9530 . As we know, the key to success in the industry is partly related to timing, and it’s remarkable to witness that RIM is finally coming around to producing a decent all touch BlackBerry. Needless to say, we’re glad to see that they decided to completely drop all the gimmicks found with both Storm iterations.
  • Pros: Touchscreen form factor finally done right, Brilliant & high-resolution display, Smooth web browsing experience
  • Cons: Platform still feels dated, Sub-par photo & video capture, Shrill sounding voices with phone calls
  • Read full review