This is the new thingy now in the cyberworld. The evolution of blackberry. A slider blackberry Torch 9800.
Reviewer has been hitting hard on RIM on this new product introduction.
BGR a re-known techies have the hard slamming review for this new baby. Below are the comments given.
- The hardware (casing, build quality, feel) is typical RIM — it’s great. Very solid, actually a bit heavy, but a very good feel. The sliding mechanism is top notch.
- The software is typical RIM — uninspired, old, clunky sometimes, and cluttered. Even with the new UI elements in OS 6, we experienced choppiness in the web browser, hangs navigating between screens, and a general feeling of well… claustrophobia on occasion. The simplified BlackBerry now sort of feels like too much has been added without thinking of the ramifications.
- The keyboard is perfect — just like a Bold 9700, and it seems to not be dug in the slider mechanism, unlike the Palm Pre.
- The internals of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 are disappointing. From the 624MHz CPU to only 512MB of RAM, to (sorry, confused RAM with built-in storage) the 1300mAh battery, it has us a little worried as it feels like the hardware is pushed to the max. On a brand new phone. That’s not even out yet.
- The screen is laughable. For a company that is always “planning three years out” they surely didn’t get the memo that a 480×360, poor, poor LCD wasn’t going to cut it in 2010. That’s the focal point of the entire device, and it makes you feel outdated out of the gate.
Let us see how does it stand out from other reviewer.
Well it is like Curve meet Storm, touch screen and full QWERTY keyboard, faster navigation and better typing speed if you’re already familiar with Curve. The neat thing about Torch 9800 is the new OS6.
Below is the spec taken from gizmodo Dark Knight
- Approximately 4.4″ x 2.4″ x 0.57″ (closed), 5.8″ x 2.4″ x 0.57″ (open) Approximately 5.7 oz.
- 512MB Flash memory, 4GB on‐board memory, microSD/SDHC memory card slot (4GB card included, cards up to 32GB supported)
- Half‐VGA+ touchscreen display, measuring 3.2″ (480 x 360 at 188 ppi)
- 5 MP camera with flash, continuous autofocus, face detection, geotagging
- 802.11 b/g/n
- Built‐in GPS.
- Audio format support: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, OGG
- Video format support: MPEG4, H.263, MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile H.264, WMV.
- Network support: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; HSPDA/UMTS: 800/850/1900/2100 MHz
- Talk Time: 5.5 hrs, Audio Playback: 29.8 hrs, Video Playback: 6 hrs
- Operating System: BlackBerry 6
Here is the video introduction event by AT&T. BlackBerry addict feast your eyes!!!