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BlackBerry Bold 9900 vs BlackBerry Torch 9850

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Posted: 02 May 2011
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 03 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (7.1, 7)BlackBerry (7.1, 7) 
Dimensions4.53 x 2.60 x 0.41 inches (115 x 66 x 10.5 mm)4.72 x 2.44 x 0.45 inches (120 x 62 x 11.5 mm) 
Weight4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.8 inches3.7 inches 
Resolution640 x 480 pixels480 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.

286 ppi252 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 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Scenes, EffectsAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
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 8655Single 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 RAM768 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB4 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time6.30 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
6.80 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
 
Stand-by time12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 
Talk time (3G)5.90 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
6.10 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
11.8 days (283 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
 
Video call time 6.60 hours 
Capacity1230 mAh1230 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Internet browsing
Browser BlackBerry Browser 
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 MHz 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev.A 
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, A-GPSGPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.12.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3M3, T3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced02 May 201103 Aug 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 700$ 500 

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