This week we had a luck to examination RIM’s ultimate stand of BlackBerry handsets, that the firm primarily voiced at BlackBerry World back in May of this year. They are the BlackBerry Torch 9810 , the BlackBerry Torch 9850 (the Torch 9860 is the same phone but for GSM carriers), and the BlackBerry Bold 9930 (similarly, the Bold 9900 is its GSM sibling).
To run OS 7, RIM has kicked up the hardware specs of the new phones by a couple of notches. All of them right away have a 1.2GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, and a digital compass is to above mentioned protracted reality support. As you may expect, all of them moreover have the standard Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth connectivity features and all the something good to eat that smartphones bring, similar to e-mail encouragement and amicable networking apps. The Sprint and Verizon versions of these phones have dual-mode chipsets that enable them to work on both CDMA and GSM networks.
Even even though many of the specs are the same, however, the phones advance in 3 noteworthy form factors.
The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is maybe the lowest-tier gift of the lot. The mural slider form reason waste mostly the same as its predecessor, the Torch 9800, and the on the whole look and feel is really similar too. The principal disparity is its display: the VGA manifestation is richer and crook than before, and we felt it was more manageable as well. The set of keys is moreover only a hold wider and larger, but the change is minimal. We do not regard many people would notice. Fortunately, the Torch 9810 is moreover the many affordable handset on the list, at only $49.95 after a remission and a two-year stipulate with ATT. That’s really considerably a good treat is to improved hardware specs, even if it’s mostly beneath the hood.
Moving up the sequence a little, we obtain the Torch 9850. This is RIM’s initial all-touch-screen phone after the unsuccessful efforts of the Storm and Storm 2. We’re cheerful to see that RIM motionless to abandon the SurePress technology of the Storms and only went forward with a periodic capacitive hold shade instead. For a midrange smartphone, we obviously rsther than favourite the Torch 9850. The manifestation is frail and colorful, and the slim pattern is pointy and modern. Some might be restless that the Torch 9850 lacks a earthy keyboard, but we were mostly contented with BlackBerry’s efforts at a practical onscreen keyboard. It’s lot of space and responsive, and the autocorrect suggestions were exact many of the time. It’s labelled at $149.99 after a two-year service consent with Sprint, that we regard is fair.
Last but not smallest is the flagship phone from RIM, the BlackBerry Bold 9930. Naysayers might sneer at the out-of-date line-up QWERTY form factor, but we regard RIM has motionless to stay loyal to its roots with this phone by gift a reward chronicle of the iconic BlackBerry. At 10.5 millimeters, it’s the thinnest BlackBerry yet, that gives it a svelte and popular profile. The whole phone is done out of high-quality materials, from the shiny cosmetic on the back to its immaculate steel sides. RIM has moreover widened the body back to the way it was with the Bold 9000, that results in a incomparable manifestation and a roomier keyboard. And what a set of keys it is–it’s so lot of space and pleasing that it ranks as a of the most appropriate mobile keyboards this year. The Bold 9900/9930 is moreover the initial Bold with a touch-screen display. We were doubtful about this at first, but it valid to be really utilitarian in scrolling by long Web pages and pinching to zoom. The Bold 9930 is of course the most appropriate QWERTY BlackBerry phone we’ve seen to date.
Unfortunately, we’re not at all cheerful with the Bold 9930′s $249.99 cost label (that’s after a remission and a two-year consent with Verizon Wireless). We’re even more unhappy about the $299.99 cost that T-Mobile is charging for its Bold 9900 . It seems unusual to us that RIM would obtain the pricing is to Torch 9810 and the 9850 right, but skip the spot with its flagship smartphone. While we favourite the specs on the Bold 9930, it doesn’t really tie in the high-end opening Android smartphones that are out there. Seeing as OS 7 isn’t a great ascent from OS 6, we only wish the Bold 9930 to be labelled fittingly to sojourn competitive.
We do regard that BlackBerry enthusiasts would suffer any of these handsets, depending on their pattern preference. The Torch 9810 is a deal, and the Torch 9850 gives us hope that RIM is at last getting the touch-screen form reason right. Even even though we tremble at its price, the Bold 9930 is a phone BlackBerry diehards will love. However, we’re not certain OS 7 is value the ascent and it seems RIM still has considerably a mountain to ascend to win over the masses.
- BlackBerry 7s Strong Reviews?
- Can RIM’s New BBX OS Keep BlackBerry From Going Sour?
- BlackBerry Torch 9850 (US Cellular)
- BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Sprint)
- BlackBerry Buzz: Is The New Bold A Real IPhone Rival?
- RIM BlackBerry Style 9670 (Boost Mobile)
- RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Verizon Wireless)
- IPhone And BlackBerry Browsers Fall At Pwn2Own
- Video Of BlackBerry Storm 3 Leaks To Web; Codename ‘Monaco’
- Gadgetwise: Review Of Reviews: The BlackBerry PlayBook
- The 411: The Future Of BlackBerry
- Poor RIM: Earnings Fall Short, 4G BlackBerry PlayBook Delayed
- New Leaked BlackBerry Touch (aka Monaco/Monza) Details Revealed
- BlackBerry PlayBook Review
- Poynt For BlackBerry
- The 5 Coolest Things From The Google I/O Keynote
- AppArchitect Lets Anyone Build IOS Apps, No Coding Or Templates Necessary
- IOS App Store Accounts For Nearly 75% Of Mobile App Download Revenue
- Google Keep
- Polaris Office 4.0 (for Android)
- More Images Of Suspected Milky Way S4 Appear On Web
- Must-have NFC Smartphones
- IPhone 5 Problems: What Users Complain About The Most (updated)
- Google Rolls Out Changes To Mobile Gmail Web App, Gets IOS-inspired Design
- Google Field Trip: Exploration Without The Effort
- Skype Competitor Viber Hits 175 Million Users, Up From 140 Million+ In December
- Galaxy Note 8.0 Hands On: The 8-Inch Tablet That’s An 8-Inch… Phone
- HTC One Ditches Megapixels For Ultrapixels
- Consumer Spending On Mobile Games Tops That For Portable Consoles
- Toy Fair 2013: ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ Board Games Includes QR Cards To Enhance Game
- 8 Apps To Help You Survive A Storm
- Apple May Be Earning Up To $1 Billion This Year From Google Search On IOS Devices
- Worldwide Smartphone Usage Will Reach 1.4 Billion This Year
- What To Know About BlackBerry 10?
- Mobile Miscellany: Week Of January 28th, 2013