BlackBerry Torch 9850

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BlackBerry Torch 9850 review

if you're down with BlackBerry for the long-haul, you could do worse than the Torch 9850.

Pros
  • Solid, comfortable designGreat call performanceBright 3.7-inch LCD
Cons
  • Mediocre on-screen keyboardBlackBerry 7 already feels datedSomewhat limited app selection
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80
andhika
Pros (+) : Great 3.7" Display, biggest display among all Blackberry smartphones,...read more
90
bartipoo
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
Fernandez21
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
4 GB
Screen size
3.7 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes
Navigation type
Optical pad

Power

Talk time
3G (up to6.83 hour)
Standby time (max)
320 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1254 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (5 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Flash) (no)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, WiFi location, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
4 GB
Memory card
microSD (microSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (A2DP [stereo audio])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, WMA) (DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, XviD)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, IM, Maps, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (MP3 / audio)
Vibrate mode
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, CDMA (GSM, GPRS) (HSDPA, HSUPA) (EV-DO rA)
Subscriber identity
Embedded

Display

Screen size
3.7 inches
Screen resolution
Other (480, 800)
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (yes)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.2 GHz
RAM
768 MB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion), Proximity

Other features

Flight mode
yes
Model
9860

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
4 GB
Screen size
3.7 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes
Navigation type
Optical pad

Power

Talk time
3G (up to6.83 hour)
Standby time (max)
320 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1254 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (5 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Flash) (no)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, WiFi location, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
4 GB
Memory card
microSD (microSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (A2DP [stereo audio])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, WMA) (DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, XviD)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, IM, Maps, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (MP3 / audio)
Vibrate mode
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (GSM, GPRS) (HSDPA, HSUPA)
Subscriber identity
Embedded

Display

Screen size
3.7 inches
Screen resolution
Other (480, 800)
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (yes)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.2 GHz
RAM
768 MB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion), Proximity

Other features

Flight mode
yes