BlackBerry Torch 2

AKA: BlackBerry 9810

Available at: Bell, Mobilicity, MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus, Videotron, Virgin Mobile, Wind Mobile

7/10 AVG.
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The Torch 9810 is a good piece of mobile hardware and quite worth the price. - Hatim Kantawalla, tech2  
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Reviews summary

7/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 12 reviews

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)

Specs summary

Screen
3.2"

The BlackBerry Torch 2's screen is 3.2 inches with 640 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8655 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the BlackBerry 7.0 (Update Available: 7.1.0.694) operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1270mAh

The phone is powered by a 1270 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are: 13 days standby time, 390 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

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140

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BlackBerry Torch 9810 - 8GB - White (Unlocked) Smartphone

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Reviews summary

7/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 12 reviews

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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Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)

Fast, reliable and it offers what anyone expects from a Blackberry device

from BlackBerryRocks (about 1 year ago)

The BlackBerry Torch 9810, which is the successor to the Torch 9800, comes with an improved screen, faster processor and the very latest version of the BlackBerry OS. This is not a huge step up from the original BlackBerry Torch, but HD video capture, the updates in BlackBerry OS and the sharper display... More

  9/10

A decent yet pricey upgrade for BlackBerry fans

from TechTree (over 2 years ago)

The 9860 delivers a refreshing UI with the BlackBerry 7 OS. Its 1.2 GHz CPU is more than enough to pull off a good multimedia performance. On the other hand, the lack of scratch-resistant glass, useless GPS, and BIS dependency is annoying. However, the biggest downer is its Rs 30,000+ price tag. All... More

  6/10

Design isn't great, lots of lag, browser crashes, screen lock key is far too soft, OS isn't as refined as rivals

from Pocket-lint (over 2 years ago)

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 feels like an incremental step for RIM. The previous handset had obvious problems, some of which are addressed here, but we also feel that the 9810 is the phone the 9800 should have been. That sets this handset behind the times a little and that's certainly not helped by a user... More

  5/10

Faster processor, higher resolution display, enhanced mobile OS

from Techsmart (over 2 years ago)

While the Torch 9810 is virtually indistinguishable from the outgoing model, its under the hood improvements, such as the improved display resolution, more internal storage space and a speedier CPU, makes for a much shinier Torch that can blind touch-and-type rivals like the Nokia E6.

A great phone for the fundamentals and email

from Recombu (over 3 years ago)

It feels like we’re going over old ground, but the BlackBerry Torch 9810 remains a great phone for the fundamentals and email. If that’s what you’re looking for, in a solid, sturdy design, the Torch 9810 is a great choice. Between this and the Bold 9900, it may not be as stylish, but many will... More

  7/10

It performs more like a modern smartphone

from Mobile Syrup (over 3 years ago)

Should you buy a Torch 9810, or a 9900 or a 9860? Absolutely. If you are even remotely a fan of the BlackBerry platform but have been turned off by its comparatively lacklustre offerings over the past couple years, the BlackBerry 7 generation brings it back into contention. You just have to be willing... More

  8/10

QWERTY keypad is smooth, superb browsing, lack of 1080p video playback

from tech2 (over 3 years ago)

The Torch 9810 is clearly a sign that BlackBerry is making rapid progress up the specifications tree. With processing speed and OS agility taken care of, they need to move swiftly to address their only remaining problem: Apps. However that too is a work in progress. With a price tag of Rs. 29,990, the... More

  8/10

It's the most modern BlackBerry around, but it still lags behind the other major smartphone platforms on the market today

from MobileBurn (over 3 years ago)

Also new is the BlackBerry OS 7 smartphone operating system with its new "Liquid Graphics" engine, which gives the entire OS a more fluid, polished look. Apart from the improved aesthetics, though, the OS feels very much like last year's version 6. It's a nice upgrade, but not one that has a real major... More

  8/10

It's one of the most powerful handsets Research in Motion has ever sold

from Engadget (over 3 years ago)

The Torch 9810 almost sparks our interest as a relevant device... almost. RIM's definitely aiming for the sky by making a leap in the internal components of its phones, turning it (and the Bold Touch 9930) into the most powerful handsets Research in Motion has ever sold. With the upcoming QNX platform,... More

  7/10

Despite being new today, already looks dated

from SlashGear (over 3 years ago)

While RIM has been playing catch-up, the rest of the smartphone landscape has changed dramatically. qHD and similarly high-res screens are now common, dual-core processors are no longer solely the preserve of top-tier Android phones but filtering down into more affordable models, and against that the... More

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