Editors Liked

  • 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
  • Touchscreen form factor finally done right, Brilliant & highresolution display, Smooth web browsing experience
  • Great camera and video, bright display, fast processor
  • Well designed, World phone, Sips data
  • Very well built, Sips data, World phone
  • Beautiful design, good materials, large touchscreen
  • Solid, comfortable design, Great call performance, Bright 3.7inch LCD
  • The BlackBerry Torch 9850 is a sharp-looking, dual-mode world phone with a good camera and offering 720p HD video playback
  • Touchscreen form factor finally done right, Brilliant & highresolution display, Smooth web browsing experience

Editors Didn't Like

  • 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
  • Mediocre voice quality, Clumsy typing experience, No 4G, Confused touch screen UI, Weak app market
  • Platform still feels dated, Subpar photo & video capture, Shrill sounding voices with phone calls
  • Buggy software, clunky OS, lackluster battery life
  • Touch keyboard can be difficult to use, Few apps, No 4G
  • Somewhat slippery touch screen, Tiny portrait-style touch keyboard, Very poor app selection and quality
  • BlackBerry OS 7 hasn't evolved much from aging OS 6. App World selection still slim
  • Mediocre onscreen keyboard, BlackBerry 7 already feels dated, Somewhat limited app selection
  • Call quality, speakerphone, and general performance on the BlackBerry Torch 9850 hit some snags
  • Platform still feels dated, Subpar photo & video capture, Shrill sounding voices with phone calls