RIM BlackBerry 9800 Torch

  • RIM BlackBerry 9800 Torch
73
Based on 71 scores, 107 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    32
  • Average:
    16
  • Bad:
    17

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • 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

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

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...

By Recombu on 60

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...

By BrightHub on 60

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...

By MobileWhack on

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 80

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...

By InsideHW on

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 80

In its current form the Torch 9800 is a solid business device but its star appeal is handicapped by its deadweight consumer features....

By LetsGoMobile on 79

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...

By DigitalVersus on 80

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...

By Expert Reviews on 80

The keyboard may be smaller than other BlackBerrys’, but the Torch’s great screen and updated OS make it the best BlackBerry yet....

By AsiaOne on 70

Great design and solid build makes the Torch 9800 an excellent upgrade for BlackBerry...

By HardwareZone.com on 85

The road to touch screen perfection has been a long one for RIM. With two lackluster products such as the Storm and Storm2 in its lineup, it was a grim moment for its touch screen offerings. Learning some lessons from its earlier mishaps, the...

By ThinkDigit on 70

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By ConsumerSearch on

New form factor, operating system and messaging functionsReviewers agree that while the BlackBerry Torch 9800 could be considered the best Blackberry yet, it falls short when compared with its competitors. The Torch 9800 has a touch screen and...

By TechTree on 50

BlackBerry fans might be disappointed to hear this, but the Torch is a pretty mediocre phone. For a device that was hyped so much by the company it does nothing new that we haven't already seen from others and actually misses out on a lot. The...

By LetsTalk on 80

The is a world premier BlackBerry in slider form factor with touch screen plus QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad. An AT&T exclusive, the BlackBerry Torch will introduce a new intuitive user interface, and new features such as full rich web...

By Canadian Reviewer on 80

Judging from the new recent BlackBerry Torch TV adverts, it is clear that they are targeting not only their traditional business users but regular consumers as well. One of the spots features a bicycle messenger tearing down the streets of San...

By MobilesRoom on 83

So all that boils down to one question. Should you buy Blackberry Torch 9800 smartphone for yourself? As you can see, the phone comes with an average video quality and an absence of widgets. The device is also on the heavier side. But look beyond the...

By Tbreak.com on 80

With a touch screen, a full keyboard and a refreshed OS, the Torch 9800 is an excellent comeback device for BlackBerry I used to be a long-term BlackBerry user before switching over to the iPhone and Android based devices a couple of years back. The...

By Mobile88 on

It had been two weeks since I first got in touch with the BlackBerry Torch 9800 through Maxis10 program and I would say it was an amazing experience. However due to time constrain and constant bombarding of college assignments, I did not manage to find...