This handset has now been discontinued, as an alternative, see the BlackBerry Torch 9810
Overview of BlackBerry Torch 9800
The ultimate BlackBerry to date that combines the best features from their smartphones to create the communication tool that will become the centre of your life and a tool that you rely upon.
Whether you’re a high flying executive or a style conscious teen the BlackBerry Torch 9800 can fit into your life.
The BlackBerry 9800 has a keyboard which slides away under the capacitive touch screen. Text entry and device control is possible through either the screen or the keyboard.. For writing an email reply, you may find the optical trackpad and the keyboard best and then for browsing your news feed, the touch screen may be the most comfortable option.
The BlackBerry Torch is the first BlackBerry smartphone to launch with BlackBerry 6, a new operating system that retains the familiar and trusted features that distinguish the BlackBerry brand while delivering a fresh, approachable and engaging experience that's powerful and easy to use. A redesigned interface offers a more seamless integration with the things that are most important to you. Simplified management of social networking and RSS feeds (Social Feeds), and provides integrated access to the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and various instant messaging applications available on the BlackBerry Torch smartphone. Its enhanced multimedia experience rivals the best in the industry and includes a dedicated YouTube app and Podcasts app.
BlackBerry 6 also integrates a new and rich WebKit-based browser that renders HTML web pages (as well as HTML email) quickly for a great browsing experience. It features tabs for accessing multiple sites simultaneously, double-tap to zoom that can intelligently wrap text in a column while maintaining the placement of a page's key elements, and pinch to zoom.
Universal search, always accessible from the Home Screen, it allows you to search through email, messages, contacts, music, videos and more on the smartphone, as well as extend search to the Internet or to discover applications on BlackBerry App World.
The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is also the first BlackBerry smartphone to include BlackBerry App World pre-installed, making it easier for users to discover and purchase applications.
BlackBerry’s most comprehensive and complete smartphone to date, the 9800 is the must have smartphone of this year.
Features of BlackBerry Torch 9800
- Solid build quality and design
- Slider design that reveals a QWERTY keyboard
- Optical trackpad
- High-resolution 3.2 inch touch screen
- Full QWERTY keyboard
- 3G network support
- Simultaneous voice and data support
- Email and text messaging
- BlackBerry Messenger (Free BlackBerry to BlackBerry messaging (subject to enabling BlackBerry services))
- Enhanced HTML web and email browser
- Social networks integration
- 5 Megapixel camera with auto focus, flash and video recording
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
- Tethered modem
What’s in the box of the BlackBerry Torch 9800
- BlackBerry Torch 9800
- Charger UK, EU & USA Adapter Clips
- Data Cable
- Stereo Headset (Wired)
- Memory Card (4GB)
- User guide
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Capacity (Up to)||32GB|
|Resolution||480 x 360|
|Version||2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate|
|Functions||SIM Access Profile, Dial-up Networking and Messaging Access Profile, Bluetooth Stereo Audio, Headset, Handsfree, Serial Port Profile|
|Version||IEEE 802.11 b/g/n|
|Audio||3.5mm Audio Jack|
|Keyboard||Slide-out QWERTY keyboard with backlighting|
|Optical Trackpad||Optical Trackpad|
|Hardware Buttons||ESC key and Menu key|
|Built-in Software||BlackBerry Maps with Geotagging|
|Flash||Auto Focus and flash|
|Other||Image stabilizatin, 11 scene modes, 2 x digital zoom & VGA (640 x 480) video recording|
|Front Facing Camera|
|Formats||MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC, AAC , eAAC , WMA, WMV, Flac, Ogg Vorbis|
|Formats||MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3|
|Near Field Communication|
|GSM||Up to 5.5 Hours|
|3G||Up to 5.8 Hours|
|GSM||Up to 18 Days|
|3G||Up to 14 Days|
|Dimensions||Closed 111 x 62 x 14.6mm Open 148 x 62 x 14.6mm|
|Other||WPA / WPA2 Personal and Enterprise , Cisco CCX certified , Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry Enterprise Server , Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry Internet Bundle|