Excerpt: The new BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 ($TBA) won’t cause Android and iPhone users to defect in droves. The new handset is a welcomed improvement, though, for RIM loyalists in search of an upgrade from the aging Storm I and II.
Excerpt: The thin, light-weight design of this Torch, with its curvaceous lines; beautiful screen resolution; and excellent web browser make this into an excellent media-consumption device. BBM, email, and a redesigned virtual keyboard make it worthy of the name BlackBerry.
Pros: The Torch 9850/9860 is a beautifully sculpted device, exactingly designed to fit comfortably in the hand. The understated elegance of the phone really makes for an impressive device. The high-resolution touchscreen creates a really enjoyable media and web experience.
Cons: This BlackBerry Smartphone isn't for everyone. Those who rely on their physical keyboards to type hundreds of words at a time will find the virtual keyboard inadequate. Some users will find the raised buttons at the bottom to be unbecoming of a BlackBerry.
Excerpt: The Video - Torch 9860 First Walkthrough Everything you need to know about the BlackBerry Torch 9860 in 10 minutes! Well, maybe not quite everything, but you'll get a good look at the hardware and software in this video tour by CrackBerry Kevin.
Pros: Processor is snappy, Feels good in the hand, The large screen makes for awesome web browsing, The camera is sweet and HD video just adds to the fun, Love Voice-activated Universal Search, We love the amazing screen on the Torch 9860. The size and feel of the device is just right. Having more scre...
Cons: Raised front buttons seem "cheap", Convenience keys aren't what they should be, No physical keyboard could hold back some users
Excerpt: The BlackBerry Torch is has finally gone all touchscreen. It started out as an iconic qwerty slider phone and slowly evolved into a touchscreen smartphone. Check out our full review of the BlackBerry Torch 9860 after the jump.
Conclusion: The BlackBerry Torch 9860 is an impressive offering from RIM that all but dispels the memories of the dissatisfying Storm and Storm 2 touchscreen phones. The Torch 9860 is easy to use, features a good camera and the Liquid Graphics interface looks stunning on the 3.7-inch screen.
Excerpt: RIM did make heavy weather of the task of mastering the touchscreen experience. For a completely touch based phone, that is. With the Storm 2 being the prime example of how things went wrong. But from what I have experienced with the Torch 9860, RIM has finally worked it out. Sleeeeek!
Conclusion: I think the 9860 is perfect for those of you that use a lot of media such as watching videos and browsing photos as well as using the web. I am a big BlackBerry fan but I have to be honest and say that if the answer to the above is ‘yes’ then would you be better suited with an Android device or an...
Conclusion: BlackBerry's biggest touchscreen handset is one of its best, and it's working hard to catch up with the competition. The BlackBerry faithful will appreciate the effort here, but whether it's enough to win over fans of Android or Apple is another matter.
Pros: Sharp 3.7-inch touchscreen, fast processor, 5MP camera with 720p HD video recording
Cons: Lack of apps in BlackBerry App World, Android can offer similar features for less cost, awkward hard buttons
Summary: The BlackBerry Torch 9860 , otherwise known as the 'Monaco/Monza/Touch', is annouced to be the fully-touchscreen follow-up to the BlackBerry Storm 2. BlackBerry Torch 9860 - Design & Build: The Torch 9860 will have the highest-resolution screen in a BlackBerry today according to the early specs,...
Excerpt: The slender design of the Blackberry Torch 9860 makes it a great fit for anyone who wants a phone that is big enough to hold firmly in the hand but doesn’t feel bulky. The full, sharp screen is also a great feature. However, the keypad tends to be a turn-off for texting buffs.