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BlackBerry Torch 9800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2561 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the camera and design. The value for money and battery are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the features and reliability. There are mixed reviews on the apps and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Torch 9800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for BlackBerry Torch 9800


alaTest has collected and analysed 184 user reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9800 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1316 user reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9800 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 - Didn't Quite Light Up Our Lives


Released in India a couple of months after launching in BlackBerry's main North American markets, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 carries too many expectations on its rather broad shoulders. In the status-conscious India that is also concerned about price,...

As mentioned earlier, status- and price-conscious India is a country where BlackBerry is considered ultra-cool and a must-have. I know quite a few people who use BlackBerry smart phones without the BlackBerry service. To me that's like powering a car...


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BlackBerry Torch 9800 review: Living the Olympic creed


The BlackBerry Torch is not the first phone to give you both a full hardware QWERTY keyboard and an ample touchscreen in a smartphone setting. But it's a debut for BlackBerry and one that will probably shape the future for the next generation of RIM...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE ; 3G with HSPA support ; 3.2" 16M-color multi-touch capacitive touchscreen of 360 x 480 pixel resolution ; 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and VGA video recording ; BlackBerry OS 6 ; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n ; Built-in GPS with...

Comes pricey ; No document editing without a paid upgrade ; Interface needs more polishing ; No FM radio ; No web browser Flash support ; No dedicated video-call camera ; No email support or BlackBerry maps without BlackBerry Internet Service account ;...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review: Keeping RIM's Flame Alive


This summer has been a busy one for smartphone platforms. We started the summer with an Apple iOS update that remedied a number of the primary concerns with Apple's iDevice platforms, followed by the launch of the iPhone 4. Meanwhile, the Android...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review


We've been waiting for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 for months now. RIM's double-whammy of new touch-and-QWERTY hardware and the latest iteration of their software, the much-anticipated BlackBerry 6, the Torch promises usability, functionality and...

Our fear is that the Canadians have done too little to do that, given the state of the highly-competitive smartphone market today. Even if we could put aside the screen resolution, the Torch’s CPU is obviously struggling with what’s on the agenda...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 (AT&T)


The new BlackBerry Torch 9800 with BlackBerry 6 keeps RIM in the smartphone game. It's the first truly usable touch screen BlackBerry, and it's packed with new features—a new Web browser, new apps, a new interface, and new social networking hooks. It...

Looks and feels good. Lots of new features. Integrates social-networking well

Browser still slower than iPhone 4. Fewer games and apps than iOS or Android. Poor Microsoft Exchange integration for consumers

The BlackBerry Torch is the very model of a modern messaging smartphone, although it doesn't beat the iPhone or Android on media and games.

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 (charcoal, AT&T)


Though BlackBerrys continue to be extremely popular, it's no secret that RIM needed to step up its game and really work on improving and advancing its operating system. Over the past few months, the company has given us previews of a refreshed OS, but...

The RIM BlackBerry Torch combines both a touch screen and full QWERTY keyboard. BlackBerry OS 6 brings such improvements as a better user interface, universal search, and an improved browser and multimedia experience

The smartphone can be sluggish. The Torch has a lower-resolution screen. Applications can be saved only to the phone's main memory. Camera shoots only VGA video

Though performance could be better and it could stand for some hardware upgrades, the RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800 and BlackBerry OS 6 offer much-needed improvements to stay in step with the competition, and keep BlackBerry enthusiasts happy.

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RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review


Sporting a whole new form factor we haven't seen produced ever by RIM, the Torch 9800 also packs the BlackBerry OS 6 which should hopefully cater to the needs of everyone. With competition encroaching on their usual turf from all sides, will the...

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Blackberry Torch 9800 Cell Phone Review–Seriously Improving Blackberry


It's been a while since we last tackled a Blackberry, and a fresh one just hit in the form of the Blackberry Torch 9800. And like a lot of Blackberry models, it will have plenty of utility, but not without some significant problems.

Plenty of features ; Room to download

Low-resolution display ; The trackball

The Blackberry Torch 9800 is a PDA-style smartphone with 3G, wi-fi, and Bluetooth connectivity, touch screen controls, four gigs of onboard memory with support for microSD cards up to an additional thirty six gigs, a five megapixel camera that shoots...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800


The Torch 9800 combines a touchscreen interface with a fully fledged QWERTY keyboard

In its current form the Torch 9800 is a solid business device but its star appeal is handicapped by its deadweight consumer features.

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 - Getting it Right


Third time's a charm, and that's what we can say for the third touch screen device from Research in Motion, the BlackBerry Torch 9800. And we're here to explain why this is so, in our review.

Vast improvement over earlier BlackBerry Storm and Storm2Best of both worlds with touch screen and QWERTY keyboardIntuitive BlackBerry 6 OS

Lagging behind in hardware specificationsAverage battery life despite more manageable processorImaging quality appears overly warm

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA)


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen + QWERTY
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

HSDPA:No / Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio / Unknown
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:BlackBerry OS / RIM
Operating System Version:BB 7 AND BELOW
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes