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BlackBerry Torch 9860

Announced
Aug 3, 2011
Market status
Released
Release date
Nov 6, 2011

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

  • Lots of RAM (768 MB RAM)

Cons

  • No front-facing camera

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Description

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860 is an all-touch smartphone featuring the biggest screen on a BlackBerry to date - is a 3.7” WVGA (480 x 800) capacitive touchscreen. It features 1.2GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, 720p video recoding, 8GB internal memory, microSD card slot, digital compass, 1230 mAh battery, 3G mobile hotspot functionality, Wi-Fi, accelerometer, and all this powered by BlackBerry OS 7. It is a quad-band GSM and tri-band UMTS world phone, with alternative variant featuring T-Mobile AWS 3G band.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry (7)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.72 x 2.44 x 0.45 inches (120 x 62 x 11.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.76 oz (135 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 252 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD)
    • Features:
      • Continuous autofocus

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1200 MHz, QC 8655
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 768 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 4 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.70 hours
      the average is 12 h (741 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 13.9 days (334 hours)
      the average is 21 days (499 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 6.80 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 13.5 days (324 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Video call time:
    • 6.60 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1230 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 800, 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, UMTS, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • UMA, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 03 Aug 2011

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as BlackBerry Monza, BlackBerry Monarch, BlackBerry Storm 3


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

BlackBerry Torch 9860 T-Mobile


Differences:
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 1700/2100 MHz

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