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BlackBerry Torch 9800 vs BlackBerry Storm2 9550

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Posted: 03 Aug 2010
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 15 May 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (6.0.x)BlackBerry (5.0.x) 
Dimensions4.37 x 2.44 x 0.57 inches (111 x 62 x 14.6 mm)4.43 x 2.45 x 0.55 inches (112.5 x 62.2 x 13.9 mm) 
Weight5.68 oz (161 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.2 inches3.2 inches 
Resolution360 x 480 pixels360 x 480 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.

188 ppi185 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 
Colors 65 536 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Geo taggingAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA) (24 fps)Yes 
FeaturesVideo sharing  
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.

624 MHz  
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.

512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM256 MB ROM 
Built-in storage4 GB2 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time5.50 hours
the average is 12 h (709 min)
5.50 hours
the average is 12 h (709 min)
 
Stand-by time17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
11.2 days (270 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G)5.80 hours
the average is 15 h (892 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)9.2 days (221 hours)
the average is 29 days (705 h)
  
Capacity1300 mAh1400 mAh 
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Multimedia
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Browser HTML Browser 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, MySpace, Twitter  
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, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, 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.

A-GPSA-GPS 
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.12.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, i, d 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherUMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3M3 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced03 Aug 201015 Oct 2009 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 200  

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