Conclusion: The left side of the device has the micro USB connector while the top has a lock switch which is hard enough to not accidentally unlock the device. On the right side you have a 3.5mm audio jack, volume rockers with a mute switch in the middle and a convenience key towards the bottom. Thankfully, this convenience key is two-step key which always helps when using the phone as a camera.
Excerpt: BlackBerry may have had a bit of a set back lately with the whole “outage” issue but that hasn’t really stopped them from pushing the sales of their new products. One of the latest devices to make it out of the Canadian manufacturer’s domain is the totally-touchscreen enabled BlackBerry Torch 9860. Here’s a closer look at the device that might just help you decide if it’s worth your while.
BlackBerry Torch 9860 review: A touchscreen-only BlackBerry? Only for casual users
Good Gear Guide.au
19 February 2012
Summary: The BlackBerry Torch 9860 is a touchscreen-only smartphone like the iPhone or any generic Android. Given that the BlackBerry calling card has always been excellent physical keyboards (and excellent mail) we’re a bit confused as to the Torch’s purpose. The phone itself is built to a high standard and is powerful, but its imperfect touchscreen keyboard makes the Torch inferior to its tactile counterparts.
Pros: Well built, great screen, Excellent Web browsing and interface
Cons: Touchscreen typing is imperfect, Hidden volume buttons
Excerpt: The status area at the top of the screen provides quick access to the cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth settings. Below that is a notification bar, which brings up a full-fledged notifications screen when touched. Multitasking support is present and you can switch between apps with a long press of the Menu button.
Pros: Fresh UI; Great sound quality; Capable video player.
Cons: Expensive; OS needs polishing; Limited number of apps; Display prone to scratches; BlackBerry Internet Service required; Limited operator availability.
Excerpt: The 9860 boasts a video player that offers support for all kinds of formats, including DivX and Xvid, as well as a five-megapixel snapper that can record 720p video and is the best we’ve seen on a BlackBerry. The display is a ‘Liquid Graphics’ one, that offers clarity and brightness, and performance is smooth thanks to 768MB RAM and a 1.2GHz chip.
Excerpt: Le RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860 fonctionne sous la version 7 de blackberry OS, le système d’exploitation propriétaire de la marque. Il est animé par un processeur mono-coeur QC 8655 cadencé à 1,2 GHz et 768 Mo de RAM. Les applications embarquées comme Facebook, Twitter ou encore BlackBerry Messenger vous permettent de garder le contact avec vos amis et BlackBerry App World vous permet d’acquérir de nouvelles applications.
Conclusion: BlackBerry 9860 Torch to ciekawy smartfon biznesowy, który spodoba się głównie fanom firmy. Osobom przyzwyczajonym do bogatych możliwości multimedialnych Androida oraz iOSa może nie przypaść do gustu.
Pros: Wygodny w obsłudze, Wysokiej jakości obudowa
Cons: Brak Gorilla Glass, Wysoka cena, Niezbyt popularny system operacyjny