- Hatim Kantawalla , tech2
The Torch 9810 is a good piece of mobile hardware and quite worth the price.
The BlackBerry Torch 2 is a handsome looking smartphone. The most noticeable change from the original Torch is the more attractive checkered, gun-metal finish that wraps the device. The touchscreen, at 640x480 pixel resolution, is naturally responsive and boasts impressive color vibrancy.
There is no change to the 5 megapixel camera from the original Torch, but the enhanced video capability is welcomed, with continuous autofocus and the ability to record in 1280 x 720p HD. The screen teams up nicely with the slide mechanism, which is both sturdy and relatively smooth. One easy push with the thumb on the phone's body reveals the standard QWERTY keyboard which is still housed within.
Most of the key changes have been made under the cover, and that's a good thing in terms of performance. It has a generous 8 MB of internal memory, which can be further expanded by using an internal SD card. A more robust BlackBerry Protect now comes pre-installed in the new OS 7, and can be set to back up your content as frequently as required. As with the Torch, it's still got Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, proximity and ambient light sensors. It has also been speculated that the phone will soon have a new BB ID, which will allow you to locate your phone should you misplace it.
Overall, the BlackBerry Torch 2 is a more robust phone than earlier versions, and it is pretty much on a par with its counterparts. Although it was expected that this version would be slimmed down, that's not the case - but that doesn't take away from its improved performance. All in all, a good phone, that will ignite a lot of interest from BlackBerry supporters.
Need to Know: BlackBerry Torch 2
1. Enhanced Music Player, with intelligent artist search. (The Good)
2. Powered by the latest BlackBerry software and hardware. (The Good)
3. Pre-loaded compass has a number of glitches. (The Bad)
4. Ho-hum battery life. (The Bad)
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