BlackBerry 9810

Blackberry 9810

Blackberry Torch 9810 is a successor to original Torch series. There aren’t much physical changes but internally it has been significantly upgraded. 9810 has 3.2 inch touchscreen display( with resolution of 640×480) and with the addition of full QWERTY keypad that slides out and its great for typing those long emails and messages. Slide mechanism is smooth and the whole keyboard and touchscreen experience feels good. There is optical pad included which is great for navigation. The powerhouse of torch 2 is its 1.2GHz processor and 768 RAM which is definitely needed after the original Torch experience. Its great for multi-tasking and fast processing. It runs Blackberry OS 7, a follow up to the blackberry OS 6 on original torch. New features included are NFC ( Near Field Communication) and Universal search. NFC is a new contact less mobile payment service. Its new technology but is definetly the future of mobile banking. Universal help you find anything on the device. Type any file name or anything you want to search on the handset in the universal search. It’ll bring you all the results on the screen. It has received positive reviews from original torch users and is definitely a step forward. It also has new Social feeds that brings a whole new social networking experience to mobile. For browsing it has new webkit browser which is great improvement on old native browser. It load pages quickly. You get multi-touch support which means you can pinch for zoom in and out. On the back it has 5 Mega-Pixel camera with LED flash. It comes with selection of scene modes which gives a great photography experience. It supports video mode to capture those family videos. It supports geotagging service. Other features include media player which supports all the major audio formats. Speakers are of very good quality. For connectivity it has mobile network connections (3G), Wifi 802.11 b/g/n and bluetooth v2.0. On top of all this it has all the core blackberry services. Push email service is excellent and BBM is growing day by day and is great for staying in touch with friends and family.

blackberry torch 2 v blackberry torch

blackberry torch 2 v blackberry torch

blackberry software screen

blackberry software screen

Overall, it is a great upgrade to original torch. You get both the experience of QWERTY keypad and touchscreen. With all the additional features of NFC RIM is definitely making a step forward to get back into smartphone market. Blackberry 9810 is available worldwide from most of major mobile retailers. It is also available from AT&T now for $50 and 2 year commitment . Stay tune for more updates.
For touchscreen blackberries check Blackberry 9900, Blackberry Sedona and Blackberry touch 9870

Update : BlackBerry Torch 9810 makes an appearance on Vodafone UK website. According to the information on the Torch 9810 page, you can pick this BlackBerry 7 device up for as little as FREE on a £41/month contract.

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11 thoughts on “BlackBerry 9810

  1. is the torch 2 released in Canada? if not do you know when it will be? I don’t see it even on Rim’s web page, they show only the torch 6.0 not 6.1 and no mention of torch 2. I’d rather get the torch 2 with the faster processor but I just don’t see it anywhere.
    I’m located in Ontario Canada

    • Rumours are that Torch 2 is releasing by Q3 of 2011. And Canada will get it by October 2011. RIM hasn’t confirmed on any release dates yet. The only drawback of original torch was its slow processor so RIM is definitely taking a step forward by fulfilling all the shortcomings of original flagship handset.

  2. great, guess I’ll wait for torch 2, no sense getting one now when faster better is that close, thanks

    • That’s true Scott. Faster processor and more RAM will make torch 2 really quicker compare to current blackberrys. And you are getting best of both world experience. Touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard both in one device. I’ll update on the release dates and price as soon as they are confirmed by RIM.

    • There is an alternative to blackberry torch 2 now – Blackberry Dakota (Bold with touchscreen). Its really impressive and you get the best typing experience with full qwerty keypad. Its worth a look.

  3. Will the Torch 2 be on AT&T. Have a Bold 9700 now but ready for a up grade. Looking at the HTC Inspire but want more info on the 9810

    • Hi jerry. Torch 2 will be coming to AT&T in Q3 of 2011. So its kinda another 6 months wait. There isn’t any confirmed release date yet. It’ll be worth the wait tho. Right now there are only two blackberrys worth looking at – torch 9800 and 9780. But If you can wait few more months, an impressive blackberry dakota ( bold touch) is coming. Check more details on the blog. Its a touchscreen blackberry with full qwerty keypad. In Android market, Motorola ATRIX 4G or HTC Desire are the best phone right now.

    • As you can see the leaked picture on blog it suggests that AT&T will be the first carrier to have Blackberry Torch2 (9810) this summer. No date has been confirmed yet but it’ll be released by end of August. This means Torch2 will be available before blackberry 9900. This might just save RIM’s summer.

  4. anything new on the news front re the torch 2 or other new BB smart phones coming out?

    • There is no official release of torch 2 from RIM but I have added new pics on the blog. New software and high resolution screen compare to original torch makes this device really impressive. On the other blackberry news, Blackberry 9900 is scheduled for this summer but has been delayed till september. So we can expect few more release by then like Blackberry 9900, Blackberry torch 2, Blackberry touch and Blackberry Apollo.

    • As you can see the leaked picture on blog it suggests that AT&T will be the first carrier to have Blackberry Torch2 (9810) this summer. No date has been confirmed yet for canada but it’ll be released by September end in canada.

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