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:

480 x 360 pixels, 188 PPI

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body:

46.10 %

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

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

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

BlackBerry (6.0.x)

Battery

Capacity:

1300 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

5.50 hours
the average is 19 h (1116 min)

Stand-by time:

17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G):

5.80 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

9.2 days (221 hours)
the average is 27 days (645 h)

Music playback:

30.00 hours

Video playback:

6.00 hours

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP

Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

LED

Software Features:

EIS, Geo tagging

Video recording:

640x480 (VGA) (24 fps)

Features:

Video sharing

Design

Form factor:

Slider

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 6.3 oz (179 g)

Features:

Full keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad), Notification light

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed:

HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE

Global Roaming:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Music player:

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, AMR, OGG

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Serial Port (SPP), SIM Access (SAP)

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

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML

Built-in online services support:

Facebook, MySpace, Twitter

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), (32 voices)

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Predictive text input

E-mail:

Yes

Instant Messaging:

Yes

Games:

Yes

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

Shopping information

MSRP:

$ 200

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 03, 2010
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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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