Blackberry 9810 Torch

  • Blackberry 9810 Torch
69
Based on 25 scores, 46 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    8

Pros:

  • Faster processor, higher resolution display, enhanced mobile OS, more RAM and HDvideo recording.
  • As fast as Bold 9900, More real estate than Bold 9900, Crisp and bright screen, Great form factor combining touchscreen and keyboard, Solid build.
  • Sharp, responsive touch screen, Fast web browser, Speedy interface, Good battery life, Excellent keyboard.

Cons:

  • Looks virtually the same as the outgoing device, singlecore processor and 720p video not good enough to put in the same league as today’s topend smartphones.
  • Poor camera performance in low light conditions; No space key for password fields

Expert reviews and ratings

By Pocket-lint on 50

The score says it all here. This phone is functionally good, with only a few niggles about its perfomance. The problem is, smartphones have evolved a great deal, while BlackBerry has stayed still. Our advice is to wait until the new OS is announced...

By TechSmart.co.za on

While Research In Motion (RIM) could have sent its new BlackBerry Torch 9810 to the plastic surgeon, it opted not too, with the new model sporting a similar design (besides the new silver back cover with dimpled pattern) and exactly the same...

By FoneArena on

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 has good hardware and all new BlackBerry OS 7 with hardware accelerated Liquid Graphics. The design seems old with same dimensions like the previous torch. The 720p video recording in the new torch compared to the 480p in the...

By Tom's Guide on

The last four years have seen a major shift away from what are known as feature phones-the basic flip cell phones we all had in the early part of the decade--to the smartphone. Smartphones had been around for some time, with the market dominated by...

By Wired UK on 70

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 adds an excellent slide-out QWERTY keyboard to a good sized touch screen, but the lack of apps and games in BlackBerry App World will be a turn-off for some when compared with rival Android and Apple...

By Tbreak.com on 80

When I think of using a BlackBerry smartphone, the only thing that comes to mind is how good the keyboard feels. Having a touch based BlackBerry feels as alien a concept to me as having a physical keyboard on an iPhone. Still, being an iPhone 4 owner,...

By ConsumerSearch on

Experts agree that the BlackBerry Torch 9810 is a solid phone and praise its price. TheVerge.com's Joanna Stern says she'd still be a BlackBerry user had this been RIM's original Torch from a year ago. However, critics also agree that it...

By Digital Trends on 65

The real downside to the Torch 9810 is the already-outdated BlackBerry OS 7, and the near-complete lack of quality apps available through App...

By Channel Pro on 60

An improvement to the original, but not enough to keep up with the best of the smartphone competition Apple’s iPhone stands astride the smartphone industry like a colossus – millions have been sold in the past four years, and that trend...

By 5FWD on 60

Overall, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 is unlikely to excite. It's a good handset, but it could have been better. That said, if you're looking for a BlackBerry, and want the advantage of a decent web browser and big screen to view it on, it's...

By PC Pro on 50

An improvement to the original, but not enough to keep up with the best of the smartphone...

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on

When the BlackBerry Torch hit last year, it caused quite a stir. It was an entirely new direction for RIM in terms of form factor, and that doesn't happen often for the company. As a result, there was big media hype about it, especially as many had...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

The Blackberry Torch 9810 feels responsive to use and has a good screen and keyboard. Existing Blackberry users will probably admire its speed and good build quality, but we can’t see this handset tempting many people to switch to the Blackberry...

By RegHardware on 80

The Torch 9810's Qwerty keyboard is fine, so there are no surprises there for dyed-in-the-wool BB Messenger fans. Moreover, those already sold on the platform will find the Torch delivers the best of both worlds with its upgraded higher res display...

By CellPhoneQuick on

In an age of dual-cores, the 1.2GHz single-core CPU of the Torch 9810 isn’t quite as captivating, and combining the fact that it recycles the original’s design in every way, it lacks any WOW factor. Besides the faster performance of OS 7...

By GSMArena on

The Torch 9810 completes our series of reviews of the new generation BlackBerry phones. Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz processors, extra bit of RAM, the new OS 7 with Liquid Graphics, a bump in screen resolution and HD video - they're all one phone...

By 3G UK on 80

If you’re after a big screen and decent keyboard, the Torch 9810 does offer it all, albeit in a rather large and heavy device. If you’d rather have a more compact handset, you’d be better off choosing the new Curve 9630 (although you...

By Mobile Choice on 80

If big is beautiful, then so is the BlackBerry Torch 9810. If you don’t mind the bulk, this is a handsome, effective phone with superb email capabilities....

By PCWorld India on 76

The new Torch comes with a faster processor, new OS and a feature-set that is a big upgrade over the Torch 9800....

By Chip Chick on

With the new BlackBerry Torch 9810, it seems like BlackBerry has really listened to their customers feedback. The device addresses all of the issues we had with the first Torch. In a nutshell, it’s everything the original Torch should have been....