Your eyes aren’t fooling you! After the release of Blackberry Torch last year – said to be RIM’s most powerful smartphone – comes its next-gen model Blackberry Torch 9810 packing with a 3.2-inch touchscreen display running a single-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU. Just like its predecessor, the 9810 still has that thin form-factor along with a slideout QWERTY keyboard and classic optical trackpad for navigation.
As pundits mentioned, the phone feels solid to the touch and very firm to a point that you won’t even think about dropping it. However, there’s really not much of a change if you’ll hold the 9810 and 9800: just like any blackberry phones, its traditional hardware design is always there and this may bring some annoyance for those users always in for “change”.
Going deeper, we have its display covered up with the smooth Liquid Graphics UI enabling users experience accurate touch sensitivity which is quite a charmer for those BB phones that lacks this engine. Along with an Adreno 205 for its GPU, 768MB RAM upgrade and 8GB integrated memory with up to 32GB external storage via its microSD slot. Last but not the least, its 4G support for AT&T with theoretical speed of 14.4Mbps and 5 megapixel camera said to be one of the best shooter cameras there is for a Blackberry phone are more than enough reasons to take that upgrade from 9800, especially if you’re that guy who have these changes fit your preferences.
Pros and Cons
The biggest set back you might say with this phone still lies on Blackberry itself like its same-old design and interface. Also, despite the leap of BB OS 6 to BB OS 7, its app store is still limited compared to iOS or Android. However, you’ll soon forget those lack when you saw its price sitting comfortably at $50 after signing a 2-year contract on AT&T which you can order on retailers this Sunday (August 21).