In this review, I will talk about the BlackBerry Torch 9860 from RIM.
The BlackBerry Torch 9860 is another touchscreen attempt by RIM which features no SurePress and QWERTY keyboard. This isn’t the first time RIM is entering the touchscreen smartphone arena. The new Torch 9860 will allow BlackBerry to walk beside the behemoths like Samsung Galaxy S II and Apple iPhone 4. This is also the first keyboard less Torch phone in the entire series. RIM probably had something in their mind when creating this phone. The phone runs on the latest RIM OS 7, which is a breeze of air for a lot people. To find out more, read our review.
To start my review, I will talk about the features and design of the phone.
BlackBerry Torch 9860 features a 3.7 TFT touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, paired with 16 million colors. Under its hood, the Torch is being powered by a 1.2GHZ single core QC8655 processor, paired with 768 MB of RAM. The phone features the award winning security and email service and it’s capable of connecting to devices with Wi-Fi. On its back, the Torch 9860 features a 5 megapixels camera that can record HD 720p videos at 30 frames per second. Along with the camera, you also get a LED flash for shooting photos in darker places. The phone ships with a 4GB microSD card, but its internal storage allows you to store up to 2.5GB data.
Moving further down the review, the BlackBerry Torch 9860’s only problem is that it does not feature a QWERTY hardware keyboard. Most of use BlackBerry users have become accustomed to this feature and I personally think that BlackBerry fans cannot live without it. But one things for your, BlackBerry has finally shown some sort of reply to Android’s powerful smartphones that are now plaguing the markets. Hopefully with this new touchscreen phone, we might see RIM retaining some of its lost share in the market.
To finish off my review, if you can live without the hardware keyboard, the BlackBerry Torch is a great phone to have.