BlackBerry 9850 Torch

  • BlackBerry 9850 Torch
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Based on 11 scores, 20 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    8

Pros:

  • Bright and crisp touch screen, Fast browser with HTML5 support, Speedy performance, Solid build, BlackBerry OS 7.
  • Phone's body is nicely designed and comfortable to hold, Battery can hold its own for full day of use, New BlackBerry 7 OS leaning more towards touch interactions
  • True world phone, Great battery life, Good Web browser, Solid music and video playback.

Cons:

  • Small keys on virtual keyboard, Meager app selection, Poor battery life, Slow 3G connection, Twotoned color looks cheap, No Flash support
  • Screen is sometimes laggy and unresponsive, making for a bad typing experience, Operating system is still unintuitive in many places, Camera is mediocre

Expert reviews and ratings

By Mobility Site on -

RIM’s third attempt at an all touch device is a reasonably good one. The Torch 9850 is good looking (except for those pesky hardware buttons below the display), light, fast, and has a gorgeous display. Unfortunately, the OS 7 keyboard is still...

By ConsumerSearch on -

Most experts agree that the BlackBerry Torch 9850 is mediocre at best. Even MobileTechReview.com's Lisa Gade, who writes a mostly positive review on it, says it has a slim chance of converting any Android or iPhone users. But if BlackBerry has any...

By eTech Reviews on -

Finally, we would say that with its complete touchscreen and rather fair price tag, the BlackBerry Torch 9850 from RIM seems a phone which is ready to compete with its rivals. But it is not a completely flawless handset.Random PostsTags: blackberry...

By Ars Technica on -

The BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 is RIM's latest entry into the world of touchscreen QWERTY keyboard-less phones. Though many great examples of this type of phone exist from other manufacturers, RIM appears to be struggling to adapt to that...

By PC Mag on 50

The Torch 9850's touch keyboard isn't up to BlackBerry standards, and its app market isn't up to smartphone standards....

By CellPhoneQuick on -

The 9850 is decent enough if you require a full touchscreen display, but if you need a BlackBerry and are on Sprint, I’d recommend the Bold 9930 any day, hands-down. It has the best keyboard I’ve ever used and the design is much more...

By LaptopMag on 60

As the displays on smartphones keep growing, the diminutive 2.8-inch screens on BlackBerrys have felt more and more antiquated. The BlackBerry Torch 9850 is RIM's attempt to stay relevant in the eyes of Android shoppers. The company's follow-up...

By MobileBurn on 54

Sponsored links, if any, appear in green. The BlackBerry Torch 9850 is the latest all-touchscreen smartphone to come from RIM. Eschewing the Storm moniker, and its much-derided SurePress screen, the Torch 9850 is touchscreen slate smartphone in a...

By Phone Scoop on -

The BlackBerry Torch 9850 is a really solid smartphone. It's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but it fills a glaring gap in RIM's device lineup. (It's a wholly different animal from the Storm/Storm 2 and much better than both...

By PC Mag on 50

The BlackBerry Torch 9850 for Sprint is neither the carrier's best smartphone nor its best BlackBerry....

By PC Mag on 60

The BlackBerry 9850 is a well-built messaging smartphone, but lacks the apps to compete with other leading smartphone OSes....

By MobileTechReview on 70

No doubt, the BlackBerry Torch 9850 is a lot of phone for $149 with contract. It has all the appeal of a BlackBerry minus the hardware keyboard, and we know that's a deal breaker for some of you (consider the BlackBerry Bold 9930 instead). But if...

By BrightHub on 60

Overall the Torch 9850 is an 'Average' smartphone, which is not really a good sign for RIM. It's been a long wait since the last BlackBerry came out and many have been hoping that the next generation of BlackBerries would fare better....

By Engadget on 60

We can't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by the Torch 9850. It's reasonably slim, feels well made and, aesthetics-aside, is certainly not a bad handset. The thing is, it just isn't as good as t'other Torch that's also been released...

By cnet on 76

With its full touch screen and fair price tag, the BlackBerry Torch 9850 shows that RIM is ready to compete with others in Sprint's lineup, although it's not without its...

By SlashGear on -

The Torch 9850 is a solid, capable little smartphone, and BlackBerry 7′s UI arguably suits the all-touch display most of all. With the 1.2GHz processor RIM’s handsets no longer feel like the slowest devices in the pack, and while we’d...

By Phone Arena on 75

This is the device that RIM should’ve put out three years ago when they embarked on the touchscreen form factor with the original Storm 9530. As we know, the key to success in the industry is partly related to timing, and it’s remarkable to...

By PhoneDog on -

Aaron does an in-depth review of the BlackBerry Torch 9850, Sprint's newest 'Berry and one of the new models announced earlier in the month. Specifications include a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon CPU, 3.7-inch display (the largest on a BlackBerry to...

International Review By Betabuzz on 58

Das BlackBerry Torch 9850 pirscht sich konsequent in Richtung Allround-Smartphone vor. Die Business-Tugenden des Ur-BlackBerrys bleiben derweil erhalten – ein guter Weg, der allerdings noch immer etliche Detailverbesserungen...

International Review By fr.ubergizmo.com on -

Un bon téléphone, un super BlackBerry mais pas un danger pour Android ou l’iOS.Le Blackberry Torch présente de nombreuses améliorations, par rapport auxanciennes générations mais ce n’est pas le « choc...