Blackberry Torch 9800 was the first Blackberry phones to feature a standard 35-key BlackBerry keyboard and a touchscreen. It was also the first BlackBerry phone to run the BlackBerry 6 OS. BlackBerry 6 OS comes with lots of exciting features to improve your experience with social networking, multimedia, and the web. Blackberry Torch 9800 features high-speed 3G data/internet, built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS and Blackberry maps, 5-megapixel camera, wireless email, corporate data access, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, and Wi-Fi b/g/n. BlackBerry Torch 9800 is currently available worldwide, including Nigeria. BlackBerry Torch 2 is now available with BlackBerry 7 OS and better hardware.
A Touchscreen with a slide-down keyboard
BlackBerry Torch 9800 combines a touchscreen with a QWERTY keyboard, the same 35-key trademark QWERTY keyboard available on most BlackBerry phones. The QWERTY keyboard can easily be slid out when needed. Blackberry Torch 9800 has a 3.2-inch HVGA Touchscreen offering a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels. The display quality is good. Like in the Blackberry Bold 9700, Torch 9800 features a Touch-sensitive optical trackpad, which is easier to use than the trackball. Users can easily switch from touchscreen to keyboard or trackpad seamlessly. It also features Screen and keyboard lock functionality.
A 5MP Camera
Although some users are demanding for more, the Blackberry Torch 9800 features a 5 megapixels camera, which is actually an improvement compared to the 3.15MP available on BlackBerry Bold 9700. The camera will offer better image quality, but will do little to stop the call for a better camera on BlackBerry. The camera features video recording (VGA), autofocus, image stabilisation, LED flash, 2× digital zoom, and Geotagging.
Data and Network support
Blackberry Torch 9800 is a tri-band 3G smartphone with quad-band GSM support. It supports high-speed 3G data services on UMTS/HSDPA. When on GSM networks, data services are available via GPRS and EDGE. Blackberry Torch 9800 accesses wireless LAN networks with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n support. With Wi-Fi, you can access Blackberry Enterprise and Internet Servers.
BlackBerry 6 OS
Blackberry Torch 9800 was the first BlackBerry Smarphone to feature the BlackBerry 6 operating system. BlackBerry 6 OS comes with lots of exciting features to improve you experience with social networking, multimedia, and the web. BlackBerry 6 puts all your social and RSS feeds in one place making it easy to connect across different social networks. BlackBerry 6 OS comes with a brand new browser. The BlackBerry 6 browser is webkit based and comes with some rich features like tab-browsing and better search functionality. It also promises faster loading pages. It features a 624MHz processor and a 512MB RAM.
Blackberry phones are well known for their business connectivity. They are favoured by business because of their superior security. BlackBerry Torch 9800 is no exception; it offers business connectivity features like:
- corporate data access
- WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise
- Cisco CCX certified
- SMS/MMS messaging
- Bluetooth 2.1
- wireless email
- BlackBerry Messenger
- built-in internet modem
- push email
- extensive email support
- Social networking
- Instant messaging
Blackberry Torch 9800 features a media player with extensive audio/video support and Blackberry media sync for syncing your media. Users can download games, themes, productivity apps and other contents at the BlackBerry App World. BlackBerry Torch 9800 comes with a built-in YouTube app. A 4 GB eMMC and a 4 GB media card are included. For memory extension BB Torch supports up to 32GB with microSD memory cards.
Buy Memory card for your Blackberry Torch 9800.
Blackberry Torch 9800 has a built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support and Blackberry Maps.
Pricing and availability
BlackBerry Torch 9800 is available worldwide. In Nigeria price ranges from N42,000 to N65,000 depending on retailer. The black models seems to be cheaper than white models.
Other features of Blackberry Torch 9800:
- BlackBerry 6.0 OS
- Simultaneous voice and data
- Integrated speaker and microphone
- Integrated hands-free speakerphone
- 3.5mm audio support
- Trackpad navigation
- 512 MB flash memory/512 MB SDRAM
- Light-sensing and proximity detecting screen
- mobile streaming
- Windows Media DRM 10 for music & video
- Video support: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3
- Audio format support: MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMV, Flac, Ogg Vorbis
- Quad-band GSM: 1900/1800/900/850 MHz
- Document reader (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- 1300 mAH removable/rechargeable lithium-ion cell
- Up to 14 days standby time (3G)
- Up to 5.8 hours talk time
- Music Playback: up to 30 hours
- Video Playback: up to 6 hours
- More BlackBerry Torch 9800 Specs
Blackberry Torch 9800 is available in leading mobile phone retail stores across Nigeria. You can also visit your GSM operators for information on available BlackBerry phones. Etisalat and MTN Nigeria currently carries BlackBerry Torch 9800