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18 reviews
11 positive
4 mixed
3 negative
Release date August, 2010
Brand RIM
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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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full slide-out QWERTY keyboard - a BlackBerry specialty that blows most other phone keyboards out of the water

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

5MP camera with LED flash

802.11N WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity

great battery life compared to most other phones on the market


optical trackpad

microSD card slot for external memory expansion

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

512MB of RAM - doubling that of previous generation devices

4GB of internal storage

universal search

standard BlackBerry look and feel

new webkit based browser with tabs

Slick design, very modern look. Great Blackberry quality.

user-friendly notification system

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not the revolutionary device most were hoping for to keep RIM competitive in the consumer market

quite bulky compared to QWERTY-less devices

dated aesthetic for a consumer device

fully plastic construction

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

new webkit browser is slow

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

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

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