BlackBerry Torch 9800

Announced:
Aug 3, 2010
Status:
Released
Release date:
Aug 12, 2010

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Display

Size:

3.2 inches

Resolution:

360 x 480 pixels

Pixel density:

188 PPI

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body:

46.10 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

624 MHz

RAM:

0.5GB

ROM:

512 MB

Internal storage:

4GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

OS:

BlackBerry (6.0.x)

Battery

Capacity:

1300 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Features:

Autofocus

Video recording:

640x480 (VGA) (24 fps)

Features:

Video sharing

Design

Dimensions:

4.37 x 2.44 x 0.57 inches (111 x 62 x 14.6 mm)

Weight:

5.68 oz (161 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (177 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

Other:

UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), (32 voices)

Other features:

Voice recording

Shopping information

MSRP:

$ 200

This device is also known as BlackBerry Bold Slider

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Thick body (0.57 inches)
  • No front-facing camera

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.

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