Review: BlackBerry Torch 9850
The 9850 easily trounces the 9900/9930 when it comes to picture quality. Though the device captures the same number of megapixels, the added focusing features make a huge improvement in the end results. Most images were sharper and less grainy in comparison to RIM's other 'berries. This was most noticeable when I blew the images up on my large PC monitor. Pictures showed excellent color representation, good white balance control, and accurate exposure.
Are the images worth sharing? Sure, via Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, etc. You still won't be able to blow them up to wall-sized posters, but they serve well enough for capturing everyday events.
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The Torch 9850 shoots video at a maximum resolution of 720p HD. I was pleased with the video results from the 9850: Most videos were sharply in focus, even when panning quickly between subjects; It avoided the jitters that sometimes appear when sharpness is over-done; Colors looked bright and natural; and there was very little grain. Sharing options for video aren't as great as on other devices (no HDMI, for example), but you can easily upload to YouTube and so on.
Video Tour: BlackBerry Torch 9850
Here is a quick look at the Research In Motion BlackBerry Torch 9850 for Sprint. It offers the latest system software from RIM in addition to svelte good looks.
U.S. Cellular Lands BlackBerry Torch 9850
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Sprint Confirms It Will Sell BlackBerry 9930 and 9850
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Sprint Launching BlackBerry 9930 and 9850 on Aug. 21
Sprint today announced that it will release both the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930 and the BlackBerry Torch 9850 starting Sunday, August 21. The 9930 will cost $249.99 with a new two-year contract, and the 9850 will cost $149.99 with a new two-year contract after a $50 rebate.
Verizon to Sell BlackBerry Torch 9850 Sept. 8 for $199
Verizon Wireless today announced that it will begin selling the Research In Motion BlackBerry Torch 9850 starting online on September 8 and in stores September 15. The 9850 will cost $199.99 with new two-year agreement.