Review: BlackBerry Torch 9850
The Torch 9850's larger display really helps make the browsing performance feel almost on par with what's available from some of the competing platforms. In my tests, the browser was quick to render pages, and web sites were well-formatted for the display. Zoomed all the way out, all text but the largest headlines on web sites were illegible, but at least you could see the entire page for navigation purposes. I still think the Android, iOS, and IE9 browsers are better for mobile devices, but RIM's latest browser has done a lot to close the gap.
Consumers will have plenty of control over the 9850 Torch. There are enough controls, settings, and toggles to upend the entire appearance and behavior of the phone. The ones that matter most during the first five minutes of ownership — wallpapers, ringtones, alerts, and so on — are easy to adjust.
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Those who end up with a 9850 issued by their employer may find that the IT department has locked down tons of features. Such is the life of an office drone and the results of RIM's over-engineering IT controls.
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