BlackBerry Torch 9800

Announced:
Aug 03, 2010
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Aug 12, 2010

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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BlackBerry Torch 9800

Announced: Aug 03, 2010
Market status: Released
Release date: Aug 12, 2010

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
Read Full Review
  • Display 3.2" 360 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1300 mAh(5.80h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

3.2 inches

Resolution:

360 x 480 pixels

Pixel density:

188 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

46.10 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

LED

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 oz (172 g)

Features:

Full keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad)

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

624 MHz

RAM:

0.5 GB

ROM:

512 MB

Internal storage:

4 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 32 GB

OS:

BlackBerry (6.0.x)

Battery

Capacity:

1300 mAh

Talk time:

5.50 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)

Stand-by time:

17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)

Talk time (3G):

5.80 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

9.2 days (221 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)

Music playback:

30.00 hours

Video playback:

6.00 hours

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

2.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Location:

A-GPS

Other:

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

Phone features

Notifications:

Notification light, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T3

Other features:

Voice recording

Multimedia

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Aug 03, 2010

FCC ID value:

L6ARCY70UW link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.91 W/kg

Body:

0.68 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 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
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (188 ppi)

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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