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BlackBerry Torch 9850 vs BlackBerry Curve 9370

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BlackBerry Torch 9850 Remove phone

Posted: 03 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released
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BlackBerry Curve 9370 Remove phone

Posted: 23 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (7.1, 7)BlackBerry (7) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.72 x 2.44 x 0.45 inches (120 x 62 x 11.5 mm)4.29 x 2.36 x 0.43 inches (109 x 60 x 11 mm) 
Weight4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
3.49 oz (99 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Design featuresOptical Mouse (Touchpad)Full keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad) 
Side KeysRight: Volume control, Camera shutter  
Display
Physical size3.7 inches2.4 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels480 x 360 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 ppi246 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.

TFTTFT 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touch  
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Scenes 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)640x480 (VGA) 
FeaturesContinuous 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 8655Single core, 800 MHz 
Graphics processorYes  
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 RAM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage4 GB1 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time6.80 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
5.50 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
 
Stand-by time13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
14.5 days (348 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Talk time (3G)6.10 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)11.8 days (283 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
  
Video call time6.60 hours  
Music playback50.20 hours45.00 hours 
Video playback 9.00 hours 
Capacity1230 mAh1000 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, 3GP, OGG, MIDIMP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDI 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GPMPEG4, AVI, 3GP 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry BrowserBlackBerry Browser 
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML 
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1900 MHz800, 1900 MHz 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS2100 MHz  
DataHSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev.AEDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A 
Global RoamingYesYes 
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.

GPSA-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, NotesCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Predictive text input 
E-mailYesYes 
Instant MessagingYesYes 
GamesYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1, EDR 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), SIM Access (SAP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB charging  
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass  
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice recording 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

05 Aug 201111 Aug 2011 
FCC ID value: L6ARDH70CW linkFCC ID value: L6ARDS40CW link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head0.90 W/kg1.50 W/kg 
Body0.66 W/kg0.88 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced03 Aug 201123 Aug 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 500$ 500 

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