The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is the successor to the 9800, which first introduced the line's unique form factor - flaunting a combination of large touchscreen and slide-out portrait QWERTY keyboard. This design identity gives users the option to navigate through the phone using either capacitive touch screen or the optical trackpad and keyboard combination.
The previous Torch was aimed towards capturing a new customer base that was attracted towards an all touch screen smartphone, while also maintaining their traditional customers who are used to the physical QWERTY keyboard. It allowed users to enjoy both the benefits of a full touch screen and a QWERTY phone in one device. But one limitation they faced before was that the previous BB OS interface is not optimized for touchscreens. Considering this, I can say that the BlackBerry 9810 is a substantial improvement over the older model.
In the same manner as its predecessor, BB Torch 9810 allows users to enjoy multimedia content (videos, games, and surfing) on its large screen while still allowing the speed and accuracy of typing on a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard. But what exactly makes it better than the 9800? Well, 9810 has these new key features:
- A higher resolution display
- A more powerful 1.2GHz processor
- The new BlackBerry OS7
- Internal storage and RAM have been increased to 8GB and 768MB respectively.
The Torch 9810 will be available through official retailers in the Philippines on January 13. The retail price of the model is Php 28,590.
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|Name||BlackBerry Torch 9810|
|Type||Full Touchscreen plus slideout portrait QWERTY keyboard|
|Dimensions||111 x 62 x 14.6 mm|
|Operating System||BlackBerry OS 7.0|
|Display||480 x 640 pixels, 3.2 inches (~250 ppi pixel density)|
|Camera||5 MegaPixels, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Audio and Video Playback||- MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player |
- DivX/XviD/MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player
|Ports||microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, UMA (carrier-dependent) DLNA |
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
|Network||2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network: |
HSDPA 850/900 / 2100
|Memory||8 GB storage, 768 MB RAM, microSD, up to 32GB|
|Sensors||Digital Compass, Proximity|
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1270 mAh|
|Uptime||Standby of Up to 308 h (2G) / Up to 300 h (3G) Talk time |
of Up to 6 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 50 min (3G)
|Value-Added Features||BB 7 OS, Social Feeds, Higher Resolutions Display, Touch and Type Design|