BlackBerry Torch 9800

BlackBerry Torch 2 caught in wild: 1.2GHz and VGA display

BlackBerry Torch 2 caught in wild: 1.2GHz and VGA display

The BlackBerry leaks keep on coming, with the latest to break cover being the BlackBerry Torch 2. An update to the original slider, the Torch 2 looks ostensibly the same from the outside, says BGR, but on the inside there's a higher-resolution 640 x 480 display and a speedy 1.2GHz processor running BlackBerry OS 6.1.

Continue Reading

Hands on the White BlackBerry Torch

Hands on the White BlackBerry Torch

Showing Apple how it's done when it comes to releasing white versions of their phones--the white iPhone 4 being still elusive--RIM is now offering a white version of their BlackBerry Torch 9800. The folks over at Pocket-lint got intimate with the White BlackBerry Torch and offered up many lovely photos of their hands on experience.

Continue Reading

White BlackBerry Torch headed to UK as Vodafone exclusive

White BlackBerry Torch headed to UK as Vodafone exclusive

Vodafone UK has announced that it will be exclusively offering the white BlackBerry Torch 9800 in the UK. Listed as "coming soon" on Vodafone's site, the handset will have the same functionality as the original black version - a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard - but come in a new, white casing.

Continue Reading

Droid Pro Review

Droid Pro Review

Android devices may be storming the market in terms of sheer numbers but, with a few unusual exceptions, most manufacturers have stuck to basic touchscreen candybars or horizontal QWERTY sliders. Motorola's latest handset, the Verizon DROID PRO, seemingly looks to Canada for its inspiration: its distinctly BlackBerry styling mark it out as a more serious messaging device. Has Motorola beaten RIM at its own game, or is the DROID PRO a form-factor footstep too far? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

Continue Reading

BlackBerry Torch sells 150,000 in first weekend?

BlackBerry Torch sells 150,000 in first weekend?

RIM's first weekend sales for the BlackBerry Torch may have proved disappointing for AT&T and the manufacturer, with various analysts suggesting the touchscreen smartphone shifted just 150,000 units in its first two days of availability.  Both RBC Capital Markets and Stifel Nicolaus came to the 150k figure, having made spot-checks for stock levels at stores over the weekend, while Goldman Sachs merely described the launch as "underwhelming".

Continue Reading

BlackBerry Torch half-price at Amazon

BlackBerry Torch half-price at Amazon

Read our BlackBerry Torch 9800 review, loving the touchscreen/QWERTY combo but unwilling or unable to stump up the $200 AT&T are asking in-store?  Amazon have the answer, with a $550 instant discount on the Torch's list price, bringing it down to $99.99 or just half of what AT&T want.

Continue Reading

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review

We've been waiting for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 for months now. RIM's double-whammy of new touch-and-QWERTY hardware and the latest iteration of their software, the much-anticipated BlackBerry 6, the Torch promises usability, functionality and all-round appeal on a par with high-end smartphones from rivals like Apple and HTC. Not just for the jacket pocket, this one; RIM has set its sights on the mainstream, a far more fickle - and demanding - audience. Will the Torch light RIM's way into the lucrative consumer market? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

Continue Reading

Blackberry Torch 9800 gets teardown and video action

Blackberry Torch 9800 gets teardown and video action

The Blackberry Torch 9800 was unveiled recently and we have already spent some hands on time with the smartphone from RIM. The device was hoped to help turn RIM around, but many have been lukewarm on the new smartphone and its chances of helping RIM out of its slump.

Continue Reading

Orange confirm BlackBerry Torch 9800 is coming

Orange confirm BlackBerry Torch 9800 is coming

Having heard yesterday that Vodafone UK would be offering the new BlackBerry Torch 9800, rival Orange UK has now thrown its own hat into the cellular ring.  The company has tweeted that it too will be offering the new sliding touchscreen BlackBerry, though as with Vodafone there's no sign of a release date at present.

Continue Reading

Carrying a Torch for RIM – the Gartenberg Take

Carrying a Torch for RIM – the Gartenberg Take

This was a momentous week for RIM. They announced the new BlackBerry Torch a capacitive touch screen slider along with the latest version of their platform, BlackBerry 6. In a year where phones and platforms are changing dramatically, will this be enough for RIM to slow down market share loss and help win the hearts and minds of consumers that may be looking elsewhere for additional functionality beyond what RIM has traditionally provided?

Continue Reading

BlackBerry Torch hands-on

BlackBerry Torch hands-on

RIM's BlackBerry Torch 9800 is the company's answer not only to the iPhone 4 but to the growing legions of Android devices; from our first hands-on we're certainly impressed with the build quality. For the first time it's possible to have a touchscreen BlackBerry without sacrificing the hardware QWERTY keyboard, and as you'd expect from RIM that keyboard is one of the Torch's prime advantages.  More first-impressions after the cut.

Continue Reading

BlackBerry Torch Vodafone UK launch confirmed

BlackBerry Torch Vodafone UK launch confirmed

RIM's press release for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 was strong on US launch details but light on availability everywhere else; however, we now know of at least one UK carrier which will be offering the touchscreen/QWERTY smartphone.  We've just confirmed with Vodafone UK that they will indeed be offering the Torch.

Continue Reading

1 2