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18 reviews
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4 mixed
3 negative
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Release date August, 2010
Brand RIM
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Description

The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800 Slider is a high-end smartphone available on the AT&T mobile network in the US and on the Rogers network in Canada. It sports a 5 megapixel camera and a touchscreen as well as a slide-out QWERTY keypad similar to previous Blackberry phones. Additionally, the BlackBerry 9800 Slider is one of the first Blackberry's to feature version 6 of the Blackberry OS.

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Pros:
Do you agree?
full slide-out QWERTY keyboard - a BlackBerry specialty that blows most other phone keyboards out of the water
+11agreedisagree

the first phone to run RIM's latest BlackBerry 6 operating system
+10agreedisagree

5MP camera with LED flash
+9agreedisagree

802.11N WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity
+9agreedisagree

great battery life compared to most other phones on the market
+6agreedisagree

GPS
+5agreedisagree

optical trackpad
+4agreedisagree

microSD card slot for external memory expansion
+4agreedisagree

respectable 3.2" capacitive touchscreen display (480 x 360px)
+3agreedisagree

512MB of RAM - doubling that of previous generation devices
+3agreedisagree

4GB of internal storage
+3agreedisagree

universal search
+2agreedisagree

standard BlackBerry look and feel
+1agreedisagree

new webkit based browser with tabs
+1agreedisagree

Slick design, very modern look. Great Blackberry quality.
+1agreedisagree

user-friendly notification system
+1agreedisagree

Cons:
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not the revolutionary device most were hoping for to keep RIM competitive in the consumer market
+5agreedisagree

quite bulky compared to QWERTY-less devices
+3agreedisagree

dated aesthetic for a consumer device
+3agreedisagree

fully plastic construction
+3agreedisagree

underpowered compared to other consumer based devices from the likes of Apple, HTC and Motorola
+2agreedisagree

new webkit browser is slow
+1agreedisagree

3.2" 480 x 360 screen is tiny compared to most WVGA or iPhone's retina display.
+1agreedisagree

few apps for this phone - existing BB apps not compatible with BB OS 6
+1agreedisagree




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