AT&T BlackBerry 9800 Torch
Touch screen and full QWERTY keyboard, Faster browser, Universal search function, Long battery life.
Classy design, full QWERTY keypad, superb battery life
Sturdy, well designed form factor, QWERTY keypad is comfortable to use, Audio quality is really good
Good Keyboard, Excellent EMail, Responsive Touchscreen, Decent Build Quality, Revamped OS
Great keyboard; aboveaverage battery life; refined interface
Simple, smart new operating system and browser. Long battery life. Best-in-class universal search.
The five-megapixel camera is the best snapper to appear on a blackberry device, with the flash in particular impressing...
Updated operating system and web browser, Unique and useful form factor, Speed and reliability live up to the BlackBerry standard.
Familiar BlackBerry QWERTY and optical trackpad, Solid construction, Full touchscreen, without SurePress, Refined OS, WebKit browser, Good social networking integration, Long battery life.
Excellent keyboard/touchscreen design, BlackBerry 6 OS adds muchneeded features.
Bright, colorful, 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen, BlackBerry 6 OS, Vertical slide QWERTY, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 4GB built-in memory; 4GB card pre-installed
First class design, excellent keyboard, good call quality, solid camera, new operating system
Multiple home screens and notification panel, Elegant design with physical keyboard, Sharp and fast 5-MP camera, Much improved web browser with tabs, Time-saving Social Feed app
Responsive QWERTY, Decent battery life
Solid construction. Staple Blackberry features like keyboard, email, call quality, and battery life are still intact. Found the option of having a tangible keyboard and onscreen one extremely useful as well as sanity pleasing. OS 6 is intuitive to use wit
A smart fusion of utilitarian form and BlackBerry function. Rubberized battery door and volume rockers ensure a solid grip. Great clarity and call quality. Features du jour are in attendance: GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth. Sports an impressive set of EQ options
Looks and feels good. Lots of new features. Integrates social-networking well.
The RIM BlackBerry Torch combines both a touch screen and full QWERTY keyboard. BlackBerry OS 6 brings such improvements as a better user interface, universal search, and an improved browser and multimedia experience.
Both touch screen and QWERTY included, Improved OS, 3G and WiFi connectivity, DivX and XviD support, Handset feels nice to hold
Sluggish performance, Display resolution lower than competitors', Still not on par with iPhone, Android phones
Underwhelming hardware and software, average performance across the board, uncomfortably large and heavy, absurdly expensive
Poor battery life, Slow processor means users keep getting annoying BlackBerry clock even for simple tasks, Too expensive
Design Needs an Update, Bulky, Inconsistent UI, Lower Resolution Display than Competitors
Sluggish performance; limited versatility; subpar app store
Bulky form factor. Underpowered processor lacks gusto. Comparative dearth of apps.
The BlackBerry Torch is a heavy device and we weren’t enamoured with the overall designLook and Feel...
Screen size and resolution need improvement, Tried and boring styling, UI could be smoother in some instances.
Average display resolution, Slow processor, Lacks 720p video recording.
Performance can be sluggish, Display has lower resolution than rival phones
Functionality not completely compatible with touch, Slow Web surfing, Flat physical QWERTY keys, Poor network connectivity, Smaller screen than smartphone competitors
Only a day of battery life, bulky, stale application selection, sluggish web browser
Sluggish at times, Low-resolution display, Doesn't support 720p video, Slower web surfing than iPhone 4
Issues with rendering some web pages, Still outdated looking interface
Poor camera and video quality. Display (sigh) is old school. Device tends to lag at times when processing websites or switching in between tasks.
Not quite on the same level as an iPhone or Droid X. Ships with a paltry 4GB memory card. 5MP camera is behind the pack with washed out photos and 640 x 480 video. Not really a chatterbox at just over five hours of talk time. Nextgen face with a lastgen t
Browser still slower than iPhone 4. Fewer games and apps than iOS or Android. Poor Microsoft Exchange integration for consumers.
The smartphone can be sluggish. The Torch has a lower-resolution screen. Applications can only be saved to the phone's main memory. Camera only shoots VGA video.
Sluggish performance at times, Lowresolution screen, VGA video recording, Expensive, Quiet speakerphone
By PCWorld New Zealand on August 10, 2011
The BlackBerry Torch could be accused of trying to be a jack of all trades – it has a touchscreen, a slide-out keyboard and BlackBerry services, all rolled into one.It’s also the first BlackBerry in New Zealand to feature the new browser and...80
By Recombu on June 21, 2011
The phone market is changing quickly and unsurpsingly the Torch 600Mhz processor feels slow next to the dual-core LG Optimus 2X and the 1Ghz Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. Although we should point out that for browsing, typing and emailing – which are...60
By BrightHub on May 20, 2011
The BlackBerry Torch is a big step forward for RIM in integrating with regular users. Once the mighty powerhouse of smartphones, their throne has been challenged with more user friendly smartphones. RIM has been a bit late stepping into the...60
By MobileWhack on March 30, 2011
It’s been a while since we last tackled a Blackberry, and a fresh one just hit in the form of the Blackberry Torch 9800. And like a lot of Blackberry models, it will have plenty of utility, but not without some significant problems.The Blackberry...-
By 5FWD on March 08, 2011
If you're a Blackberry fan, and want a touchscreen smartphone, the Blackberry Torch 9800 won't disappoint. It's not quite as slick as some of its touchscreen rivals, but it's every bit as good in terms of build quality, and the QWERTY...80
By InsideHW on February 22, 2011
Research in Motion (RIM), the company behind the BlackBerry (BB) brand, has been one of the leading smartphone manufacturers for a while now. One of the main reasons for their popularity is the focus on the business environment, in both devices and...-
By ITP.net on January 27, 2011
In its current form the Torch 9800 is a solid business device but its star appeal is handicapped by its deadweight consumer features....80
By DigitalVersus on December 30, 2010
The Torch's new interface is pretty impressive all things considered. The most commonly used features are easy to find, and the web browser has seen some noticeable improvements. Unfortunately, the physical keyboard isn't quite as excellent as...80
By LetsGoMobile on December 30, 2010
W ith the BlackBerry Torch 9800, BlackBerry is introducing a cell phone for the ultimate Touch experience. This cannot be compared with the BlackBerry Storm series that was a bit a disappointing. The menu has changed in the positive sense, in terms...79
By Expert Reviews on December 27, 2010
The keyboard may be smaller than other BlackBerrys’, but the Torch’s great screen and updated OS make it the best BlackBerry yet....80