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Review: BlackBerry 9800 Torch

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The BlackBerry 9800 Torch has a capacitive touch display. It was mostly responsive. I noticed a few instances in which it hesitated or didn't properly register a screen press. For the most part, through, it worked as you'd expect.

Worth pointing out is that RIM did not carry over the SurePress software QWERTY keyboard from its Storm devices. Instead, the Torch has a brand-new software keyboard. I don't think it is as robust or as easy to use as the Storms' keyboards. Still, it offers word prediction and gets things mostly correct as users peck away. The smaller footprint of the Torch's screen gets in the way a little bit, though.

Other touch-based gestures supported by the Torch include kinetic scrolling, swiping, pinch-to-zoom, etc.

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