Blackberry Torch - A Great All Rounder

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Whether you are an avid fan of social networking, a prolific Email user or business professional, the Blackberry Torch is likely to be the ideal handset for you. This level of versatility is achieved thanks to a comprehensive spec list along with some innovative hardware.

The Blackberry Torch handset measures 111x 62x 14.6 mm meaning it is relatively compact and lightweight at 161 g. This makes it a pleasure to use whether you are using the touch screen, the slide-out keyboard or both. Measuring 3.2 inches, the TFT capacitive touchscreen is capable of displaying up to 16M colours within its pixel configuration of 360x 480 resulting in top notch display quality of on screen imagery, be it photos, videos or the Blackberry OS 6.0 user interface in general. Revealing itself from beneath the screen, the slide-out full QWERTY keyboard is provided which is ideal for those who are prolific users of text messages or emails or simply those who prefer to use a physical keyboard rather than that touchscreen. In addition, users can also navigate the user interface thanks to an optical trackpad.

Handsfree calls are made simple thanks to built in speakerphone system as well as a 3.5 mm headset jack, which can be used for both handsfree headsets as well as earphones for listening to music via the versatile internal media player. In order to alert users to incoming calls and messages, both vibration and ringing are utilised with the added bonus of being able to assign MP3 tracks as ringtones.

A generous 4 GB of internal memory is provided as standard which can store a good number of music tracks or documents; however there is also an integrated micro SD card slot which comes with a pre-installed 4 GB memory card. Should further storage be required, this can be replaced with an upgraded memory card of up to 32 GB, meaning users can potentially store thousands of music tracks, as well as videos and documents etc.

The Blackberry Torch comes with a number of connectivity options, a trait it shares with many other handsets from the manufacturer. In order to connect to the relevant cellular networks, class 10 GPRS and EDGE are utilised. An HSDPA connection provides Internet access in areas where 3G coverage is available whilst a faster connection can be attained whenever users have access to local wireless its thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity. In order to connect to compatible hardware devices, both Bluetooth and micro USB connections are included as standard.

The Blackberry Torch comes with an impressive 5 mega pixel digital camera which makes it easy to shoot high quality still images thanks to a number of built in features such as continuous Autofocus, image stabilisation as well as an LED flash and geo-tagging, the latter of which functions thanks to GPS. There is also the option of shooting video footage in VGA quality at 24 frames per second.

A wide range of included features applications means the Blackberry Torch is a highly versatile Smartphone which caters for everyone from the social networking enthusiast to the business user. If you are looking for a user friendly yet powerful Smartphone, the Blackberry Torch could be an ideal choice for you.

If you like the Blackberry Torch check out the Blackberry Curve 3G

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