Blackberry Torch - Mixing Cosmetic Appeal With Innovative Functionality

By: cwestley | Posted: 16th December 2010

The Blackberry Torch has been available since August 2010. This phone is the first to combine the Blackberry keyboard with the touch screen of the previously Blackberry Storm. It also has a trackpad for navigating the UI, an upgraded camera and the Blackberry 6 operating system.

This Blackberry Torch has many "firsts." It is the first Blackberry slider, the first Blackberry to offer a proper touch screen, the first Blackberry to have a 5-mega pixel camera and the first Blackberry with Blackberry 6 operating system. The Blackberry 6 OS has many new features, including the Webkit rendering engine.

The Torch measures up at 111mm x 62 mm x 14.6 when closed and is 148 mm instead of 111 mm when open. It is a very lightweight phone weighing only 161 g so it is highly portable and comfortable to use. It also comes with 4GB built-in storage courtesy of the microSD slot, however this can be replaced with a card of up to 32GB.

The Blackberry Torch has all the features you would expect from a new Blackberry smartphone, including the QWERTY keyboard, which makes typing easier. To connect to the internet, you will find WiFi and HSDPA, which enables you to connect to the internet with ease. The latter allow susers to take advantage of widespread 3G coverage, whereas Wi-Fi offers a stronger connection whenever in the vicinity of a wireless internet router.

The Torch is very easy to use, and provides something for everyone from the business user to the multimedia enthusiast. With the ability to connect to the internet, you can check your email or surf the web easily on the go, and use the 3.5mm audio jack to listen to your music playlists.

The Blackberry Torch boasts an impressive 5 megapixel digital camera. Autofocus and an LED flash ensure that the pictures you take are of the highest quality. As an alternative to still images, the camera can also shoot video in VGA quality, adding to the appeal of the Blackberry Torch.

In a market saturated with a few smartphones models, the Blackberry Torch is ideally placed to offer something different to the norm. Its large touchscreen coupled with its slide out keyboard is sure to turn heads, whilst it remains one of the best phones out there for functionality purposes. This phone is one of the first to incorporate many of the features that blackberry users already love.

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