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Review: BlackBerry 9800 Torch

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Aug 11, 2010, 9:47 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Research In Motion's new BlackBerry Torch is sure to stoke the fires of envy in the crackberry crowd, but how does it compare to Android and iPhone?

Are you a BlackBerry addict? Is BlackBerry Messenger your life? Do touch screens turn you on? Do you need a physical keyboard for typing messages? If you answered yes to any of these questions, than it's likely Research In Motion's latest BlackBerry, the 9800 Torch, is right up your alley. The 9800 pairs RIM's strengths — those keyboards! that email! BBM! — with a new operating system and a slick new hardware design.

About the author, Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.


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Aug 12, 2010, 1:17 PM

To all the iOS4 and Android lovers out there...

...give this handset a break. It's modern, extremely well built & completely competitive with anything Google or Apple can offer.
AND it will last for more than a day without being plugged in! Amazing.

I've loved BB for years, and this phone pleases me immensely. Let's get a CDMA version now! (hint hint)

'ya, listen, the truth is BB users don't care HOW it compares to Android and iOS; we're happy with the new interface justfinethankyou. not everyone wants/needs those other devices, that's why there are choices in this world. (i must admit a faster pro...

Aug 12, 2010, 10:48 AM

hsdpa 7.2 or 3.6?

Do you know what it has on board?
Sigma1570 said:
Do you know what it has on board?

According to phonescoop itself, the 9800 offers 3.6.

Aug 13, 2010, 11:42 AM

I love my new torch

i am very satisfied with my torch
the internet is ten times better than my 9700
and the virtual keyboard got it right 100 percent
the os is great
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