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BlackBerry Torch 9850 Remove phone

Posted: 03 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released

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Posted: 30 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released

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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (7.1, 7)BlackBerry (10.3, 10.2, 10) 
Dimensions4.72 x 2.44 x 0.45 inches (120 x 62 x 11.5 mm)5.12 x 2.58 x 0.35 inches (130 x 65.6 x 9 mm) 
Weight4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (149 g)
4.85 oz (138 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (149 g)
FeaturesOptical Mouse (Touchpad)  
Colors Black, White 
Physical size3.7 inches4.2 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels768 x 1280 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 ppi356 ppi 

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.

Screen-to-body ratio52.44 %58.63 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

Hardware FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) 
Software FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo taggingTouch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesContinuous autofocusDigital image stabilization 
Front-facing camera 2 megapixels 
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 

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 8655Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorYesAdreno 225 
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.

0.75 GB RAM2 GB RAM 
Built-in storage4 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Capacity1230 mAh1800 mAh 
TypeUser replaceable, Li - IonUser replaceable 
Talk time6.80 hours
the average is 15 h (874 min)
Stand-by time13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 15 days (365 h)
13.2 days (316 hours)
the average is 15 days (365 h)
Talk time (3G)6.10 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
Stand-by time (3G)11.8 days (283 hours)
the average is 21 days (506 h)
13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 21 days (506 h)
Music playback50.20 hours60.00 hours 
Video playback 11.00 hours 
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Mirroring TV-out 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 

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 MHz  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS2100 MHz800, 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
LTE (FDD) Bands 17, 5, 4, 2 
Micro SIM Yes 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3  
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Bluetooth2.1, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMI Micro HDMI (Type D) 

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.

GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Officially announced03 Aug 201130 Jan 2013 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 500  
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 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 2011  
FCC ID value: L6ARDH70CW link  
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

Head0.90 W/kg  
Body0.66 W/kg0.99 W/kg 

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