Editors Liked

  • 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
  • The five-megapixel camera is the best snapper to appear on a blackberry device, with the flash in particular impressing
  • Simple, smart new operating system and browser. Long battery life. Best-in-class universal search
  • 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
  • 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
  • Excellent keyboard/touchscreen design, BlackBerry 6 OS adds muchneeded features
  • First class design, excellent keyboard, good call quality, solid camera, new operating system
  • Responsive QWERTY, Decent battery life
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Looks and feels good. Lots of new features. Integrates social-networking well
  • Both touch screen and QWERTY included, Improved OS, 3G and WiFi connectivity, DivX and XviD support, Handset feels nice to hold

Editors Didn't Like

  • 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
  • The BlackBerry Torch is a heavy device and we weren’t enamoured with the overall designLook and Feel
  • Bulky form factor. Underpowered processor lacks gusto. Comparative dearth of apps
  • 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
  • Functionality not completely compatible with touch, Slow Web surfing, Flat physical QWERTY keys, Poor network connectivity, Smaller screen than smartphone competitors
  • Performance can be sluggish, Display has lower resolution than rival phones
  • Only a day of battery life, bulky, stale application selection, sluggish web browser
  • Issues with rendering some web pages, Still outdated looking interface
  • Sluggish at times, Low-resolution display, Doesn't support 720p video, Slower web surfing than iPhone 4
  • 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
  • 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
  • Browser still slower than iPhone 4. Fewer games and apps than iOS or Android. Poor Microsoft Exchange integration for consumers
  • Sluggish performance at times, Lowresolution screen, VGA video recording, Expensive, Quiet speakerphone