Sincerely I am not a fan of Blackberry products but the Blackberry Torch 9810 is great. I like its design; it is well built, it feels nice in your hand and that design look awesome for me and I don’t know why. RIM was giving to its customers only what they need but with the Torch 9810 things are changing. Have a look at it key features:
- Enhanced email and data security
- 3.2″ 16M-color TFT touchscreen of VGA resolution (480 x 640 pixels)
- QWERTY slider
- Quad-band GSM support and tri-band 3G with HSDPA
- Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity
- GPS receiver and BlackBerry maps preloaded, digital compass
- 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and a LED flash
- HD video recording, 720p@30fps
- Single-core 1.2GHz processor
- 768MB RAM
- 8GB of inbuilt storage
- BlackBerry OS v7
- Fast boot functionality (if you don’t remove the battery)
- Optical trackpad
- Hot-swappable microSD card slot (up to 16GB)
- DivX and Xvid video support
- Office document editor
- 3.5 mm audio jack
- Smart dialing
Full specs here.
The Torch 9810 measures 111 x 62 x 14.6mm and weighs 161 grams. That’s fair for a slider smartphone with touchscreen. Above the screen it has the ear piece speaker, the status LED and the proximity sensor. On the left side is located the microUSB port. On the right side it has the tiny rubber volume keys and camera shutter. At the top of the phone we can see the power button, the mute button which doubles as play/pause in music and the loud speaker. Under the screen it has four touch sensitive controls for calls, menu and back and in the middle it has an optical trackpad.
The 3.2 inches display has a non-standard resolution of 480 x 640 pixels and a pixel density of 250ppi. It supports multitouch. The display has good contrast, rich colors and it’s pleasantly crisp and it’s very responsive. The sunlight legibility is excellent and the viewing angles are above average.
The Torch 9810 has an internal storage of 8 GB which can be expanded up to 32 GB through a microSD card. The RAM memory has 768 Mb. The Blackberry 7.0 OS powers up the 1.2 GHz processor. The phone has proximity and compass sensors.
At connectivity it has HSDPA and HSUPA; HSDPA speed can go up to 14.4 Mbps. The Wi-Fi connectivity it has b/g/n protocols and UMA depending on the carrier, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and a microUSB 2.0 slot. The browsing experience is quite good for a slider.
The 5MP camera has autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, continuous auto-focus, face detection, image stabilization and other. Video recording is made at 720p. The pictures quality is above average; the colors are pleasant and the details are good.
Also the 1270 mAh battery has an average life. It can last up to 308 hours in standby and 6 hours and a half in talk time.