BlackBerry Torch 9800

Description

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800 is a phone for all those customers who wanted something of both worlds – a multi-touch screen and RIM's renown QWERTY keyboard design. The device will feature a 3.2-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 360x480 pixels (not exactly groundbreaking stuff), 512MB RAM, 5MP camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and quad-band 3G. The design and hardware of the BlackBerry Torch seem great for the most part, but equally impressive should be the software that will be employed in the new smartphone. First before most we should mention the brand new web browser that will support tabs and pinch-to-zoom. RIM's acclaimed messaging/email prowess are of course present, along with much improved social networking and multimedia capabilities, which will all be part of the new BlackBerry 6 operating system that will be powering the Torch.

This device is also known as BlackBerry Bold Slider

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Thick body (0.57 inches)

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Display

Size: 3.2 inches
Resolution: 480 x 360 pixels, 188 PPI
Technology: TFT
Screen-to-body: 46.10 %
Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
Features: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

Processor: 624 MHz
RAM: 0.5GB
ROM: 512 MB
Internal storage: 4GB
Storage expansion: microSDHC up to 32 GB
Device type: Smartphone
OS: BlackBerry (6.0.x)

Battery

Capacity: 1300 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear: Single camera
Main camera: 5 MP (Autofocus)
Video recording: 640x480 (VGA) (24 fps)
Features: Video sharing
Dimensions: 4.37 x 2.44 x 0.57 inches (111 x 62 x 14.6 mm)
Weight: 5.68 oz (161.1 g)
Features: Full keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad), Notification light

Cellular

UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
Data Speed: HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS

Multimedia

Headphones: 3.5mm jack

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 2.1
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b, g, n
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Charging
Location: A-GPS
Other: UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Hearing aid compatible: M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications: Music ringtones (MP3), (32 voices)
Other features: Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Aug 03, 2010
FCC ID value: L6ARCY70UW link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.91 W/kg
Body: 0.68 W/kg

Buyers information

Price: $ 200

Availability

Officially announced: Aug 03, 2010
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Carrier Availability

Discontinued

AT&T

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