|Upgraded with Blackberry 6 software, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone brings a wide range of applications at your fingertips. With blackberry messenger, this BlackBerry torch keeps you in touch with your friends 24x7. The 3.2-inch HVGA+ 480 x 360 pixel color display of this BlackBerry smartphone displays excellent images, making it easy for you to browse through websites and web pages. Featuring a 5 MP camera, this BlackBerry torch lets you capture all the memorable moments with striking clarity and detail. The expandable memory, faster video loading and the pinch and zoom feature in this BlackBerry smartphone ensures a remarkable multi-media experience. The slide out qwerty keyboard of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 makes typing quick and convenient.|
|Family Line||BlackBerry Torch|
|Storage Capacity||4 GB|
|Network Technology||EDGE, GPRS, GSM / WCDMA (UMTS) / HSDPA|
|Band||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) HSDPA 850/1900/2100 WCDMA (UMTS) 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSD|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||1300 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 390 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 432 hr|
|Display Technology||TFT LCD|
|Diagonal Screen Size||3.2 in.|
|Display Resolution||480 x 360 pixels|
|Color Depth||24-bit (16.7 million colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||Yes|
Average review score based on 8 user reviews
When I found out that Blackberry was going to release a touch screen/keyboard combo, I could hardly wait to get one! I have had my Blackberry Torch since November and have been generally happy with it. The pros: The choice to use a keyboard or touchscreen, the size is not too cumbersome and the picture quality of the camera is excellent. When I took pictures of Half Dome in Yosemite with my Torch, the pictures came out crystal clear and no one could believe a phone camera could provide that quality.
The Cons: It is very awkward to get to the battery case, such as to reboot the phone. I have the Google Voice app loaded and if too much memory is used up on the phone, Google Voice freezes, causing me to reboot. The so called easily removable battery case is very hard to move and is awkward as well. Another con is the phone tends to be very top heavy when you slide the screen up to use the QWERTY keyboard. The keys are smaller than the previous Bold keyboard but it is still easy to type on.
I hope that Blackberry gets on the bandwagon with a faster browser and more apps, but all in all, I have been a loyal Blackberry user and have enjoyed using the Torch.