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Research In Motion 9860

alaTest has collected and analyzed 638 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the camera and responsiveness are overall positive. The screen and design are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the GPS navigation and features. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

usability, design, screen, responsiveness, camera

reliability, features, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Research In Motion 9860 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Research In Motion 9860


alaTest has collected and analysed 35 user reviews of Research In Motion 9860 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

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80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Research In Motion 9860


alaTest has collected and analyzed 316 user reviews of Research In Motion 9860 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

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74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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BlackBerry Torch 9860 Review


BlackBerry may have had a bit of a set back lately with the whole “outage” issue but that hasn't really stopped them from pushing the sales of their new products. One of the latest devices to make it out of the Canadian manufacturer's domain is the...

With a price tag of Rs. 26,500 for a totally touchscreen BlackBerry that’s way better than anything the Storm series was able to offer, the Torch 9860 does seem like a good option. However, it does have chinks in its armour and one tends to expect a...


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BlackBerry Torch 9860 review: Keyless, not clueless


No QWERTY keyboard, no SurePress clickable screen gimmickry, the BlackBerry Torch 9860 is taking the plunge. Not the first time that RIM are venturing into touchscreen but they're past the point of no return with this one. The BlackBerry Torch 9860...

3.7" 16M-color TFT touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels) ; Quad-band GSM support and quad-band 3G with HSDPA ; Single-core 1.2GHz QC8655 processor ; 768MB RAM ; BlackBerry OS v7 ; BlackBerry’s proprietary email service and data security ;...

BlackBerry Internet Service account is a must to enjoy all phone features ; No physical QWERTY keyboard ; No videocalling and no front facing camera either ; No NFC ; No Flash support for the web browser ; No FM radio ; No haptic feedback

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RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860 (AT&T)


The Torch 9860 is a true world phone, with dual-band EV-DO Rev A (850/1900 MHz), quad-band EDGE (850/1900/1800/1900 MHz), and single-band UMTS (2100 MHz) support so it should work almost anywhere. Additionally, RIM's servers compress data so your...

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Touch-screen BlackBerry installed with RIM's newest operating system's Edward Chester calls the BlackBerry Torch 9860 a "perfectly competent handset with a smart design," while's Kevin Michaluk thinks it has some flair even if it's not the best BlackBerry out there. Experts agree that...

Snappy processor, blackBerry OS 7, fast browser, good call quality, good battery time, vivid screen

No physical keyboard, cramped on-screen keyboard, cheap-looking physical buttons

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Review: BlackBerry Torch 9850 and 9860


RIM makes up for the Storm with a completely rethought sequel

Much sleeker than the Storm line ; Fairly sharp, colorful display ; On par with modern mid-range phones for speed ; Fast 5MP camera with autofocus ; BlackBerry 7 is much more responsive and supports 3D ; Solid 720p video; image stabilization ;...

Frustrating on-screen keyboard ; Usually priced too high for what it does ; Camera has bad exposure and some flawed color ; OS is showing its age ; Continuous video autofocus is slow ; Just 4GB of built-in storage ; BlackBerry App World has a limited...

RIM's new BlackBerry Torch line is a reboot for the company. After the Storm and Storm2 failed to stem the tide of the iPhone and later Android, the new Torch shows signs RIM has learned its lesson: a faster processor, a touch interface, and the deat

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BlackBerry Torch 9860


The BlackBerry Torch 9860 features a large 3.7-inch touchscreen, a 1.2GHz CPU, and the new BlackBerry 7 OS. How does it match up in the midst of competitive handset and mobile OS activities? Let's find out.

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BlackBerry Torch 9860 Review


The full touch BlackBerry makes a comeback.

Beautiful display, good battery life and zippy performance

Not the best looking device, plastic screen and lacks the biggest strength of a BlackBerry- the keyboard

The left side of the device has the micro USB connector while the top has a lock switch which is hard enough to not accidentally unlock the device. On the right side you have a 3.5mm audio jack, volume rockers with a mute switch in the middle and a...

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BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone


The BlackBerry Torch 9860 is a BlackBerry, but it doesn't have a physical keyboard. It's a BlackBerry for the iPhone and Android generation, but we th...

Well built, great screen ; Excellent Web browsing and interface

Touchscreen typing is imperfect ; Hidden volume buttons

The BlackBerry Torch 9860 is a touchscreen-only smartphone like the iPhone or any generic Android. Given that the BlackBerry calling card has always been excellent physical keyboards (and excellent mail) we’re a bit confused as to the Torch’s purpose....

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BlackBerry Torch 9860 review


The BlackBerry Torch 9860 is a 3.7-inch touchscreen smartphone, sweeping aside the Storm name to give RIM another crack at a keyboardless device. It arrives with BlackBerry OS7, the same as the BlackBerry Bold 9900 which we reviewed recently, but...

Good screen, good camera and mostly good design

Software freezes and a lack of app compatibility takes the shine off this handset

Strong screen, camera and video performance are paired with attractive design, but let down by frequent crashes and a lack of general app support

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BlackBerry Torch 9860 review


Does RIM's first proper all-touch smartphone shine?

Good build quality ; Great screen ; Generally well-designed interface ; Excellent messaging options ; Good signal strength and 3G speed

Lack of polish in OS ; Difficult keyboard ; GPS issues ; Browser is still below average ; Too pricey

It's a slick package from afar, but using the BlackBerry Torch 9860 after the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Sensation and iPhone 4 feels like going back to 2009.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


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

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

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


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