BlackBerry Torch 9810 Price Philippines Php 28,590 - Specs, Release Date!

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.

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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 improvements stated above will bring the following benefits to BB 9810 users: First, the Torch 9810 the higher resolution display will allow users to read texts more easily. Second, the more powerful processor shall enable the device to launch BlackBerry Applications faster. Finally, a marked improvement in the interface of the new BB 7 OS introduces a better touch screen experience, which I will discuss in a separate article. On paper, the 9810 is definitely an improved version of its predecessor mainly because of its improved screen and innards and the new software.

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.

We’re only just halfway through the event coverage. Stay tuned for more new BlackBerry Smartphone articles!

TP Contributing Writer Profile: Mon Arguelles is a graduate of Environmental Management, a joint program of the Ateneo De Manila University and University of San Francisco. He’s currently taking up his MBA. He is a part-time professor and environmental researcher but considers being updated about the latest technological trends to be one of his favorite pastimes.


TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name BlackBerry Torch 9810
Type Full Touchscreen plus slideout portrait QWERTY keyboard
Price Category Highend
Dimensions111 x 62 x 14.6 mm
Weight 161 g
Available Colors Black
Operating System BlackBerry OS 7.0
Display 480 x 640 pixels, 3.2 inches (~250 ppi pixel density)
Processor 1.2 GHz
Camera 5 MegaPixels, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Video Capture 720p
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
Announcement January 2012
Availability Q1 2012
Price Php 28,590

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