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BlackBerry Torch 9800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2772 reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9800. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the camera and design are generally positive. The price and battery also get good views. There are some critical comments about the features and reliability. Comments about the apps and size are mixed.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 313 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 Cell phones on Reviewers really like the durability and price. The camera and screen are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the portability, and some have doubts about the reception and features.

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

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Torch 9800 Sim Free SmartphoneBlackBerry Torch 9800 Sim-Free Mobile phoneBlackBerry Torch 9800 Sim Free Smartphone - White

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1323 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 Comments about the design and screen are overall positive. The battery and price also get good views, whereas the features and reliability get less positive comments.

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reliability, features

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) Review


With its revamped interface and improved web browser, the Torch is a mostly satisfying smart phone for work and play.

Multiple home screens and notification panel, Elegant design with physical keyboard, Sharp and fast 5-MP camera, Much improved web browser with tabs, Time-saving Social Feed app

Sluggish at times, Low-resolution display, Doesn't support 720p video, Slower web surfing than iPhone 4

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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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Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Marvell
Processor Number:PXA940


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