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Critic reviews

7.1
5 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    9.0
  • Display
    5.4
  • Battery life
    6.9
  • Camera
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.2
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.0
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    6.6

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User reviews

7.5
23 reviews
6.0
Engadget Aug 4, 2010

It's tough to feel really excited about the BlackBerry Torch and OS 6 after heavy testing...To call the Torch the "best BlackBerry ever" wouldn't be an understatement, but unfortunately for RIM and the faithful, their best isn't nearly good enough.

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8.0
CNET Aug 4, 2010

The bottom line: 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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7.0
Gizmodo Aug 4, 2010

BlackBerry isn't good enough anymore if you're comparing it to other smartphones. What does it do better than the rest? That's the fundamental question. And the answer is that for most people, in most situations, compared to Android and iPhone, not a whole lot.

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8.0
CrackBerry Aug 4, 2010

RIM has delivered a consumer product that not only puts the best of everything BlackBerry into one device. Between the sliding action of the hardware and the touchscreen experience on BlackBerry 6, the Torch 9800 is not just the best BlackBerry to date, but also the one that is the most fun to use.

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7.0
IntoMobile Aug 11, 2010

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is far from flawless, but it still brings a lot of new features to the table; in fact, I would say that it’s the variety of improvements that make the BlackBerry 9800 Torch and specifically OS 6 a reasonable success.

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6.0
GADOBLANI GADOBLANI

With the natural advance of the technology,is a good device,but have many problems of software and the battery life is very poor.

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8.0
fpoeta fpoeta

I find this the most versatile and useful Blackberry I have ever owned. Touch screen is very accurate but not quite up to iPhone so the keyboard is a great plus. Apps are plentiful and useful. Battery life under heavy use (internet) is under 8 hrs when not 2 days normal.

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8.0
swotam swotam

Although I've been using RIM devices for many years, I have to say that the Torch is a real disappointment. It shows that RIM still doesn't understand why the iPhone has been so successful. It's not enough to just put a touchscreen on a device and label it your "flagship" phone of the moment....

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8.0
rpgdgt rpgdgt

If you need a Blackberry, this is about as good as it gets. I got this for my wife, because she needs complete (notes, tasks, email, calendar, contacts) Exchange integration and demands a physical keypad. I agree with all of the reviewers that this thing is a pale imitation of the latest...

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8.0
iMiiTH iMiiTH

If you are going to get this phone wait for the Torch 2. The only real downsides to this phone are the laggy animations and general sluggishness, both of which are fixed with the Torch 2.

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7.0
drycoff drycoff

I was provisioned the Torch through my work as a replacement to my aging Bold 9000-series. I find the touchscreen convenient at times, but I don't think RIM has it mastered like Apple, or other hardware (HTC / Samsung). The Torch's keys are much smaller than the Bold's, but they're usable, and...

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5.0
teknique teknique

My first phone that had more then an entry level was an iPhone. I definitely have a preference, but I love to give things a try. After my work gave me a few choices of Blackberrys, I chose the Torch as it was to be the flagship RIM device. ...ouch. I can not stand this phone. Maybe it's...

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8.0
ngaetano2010 ngaetano2010

I've always been a huge fan of blackberrys and this one didn't disappoint. Everything about the phone is great except for the lack of apps.

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