The Blackberry Torch has been available since August 2010. This phone is the first to combine the Blackberry keyboard with the Blackberry Storm touch screen. It also has a touch pad to navigate through the user interface, an enhanced camera and the Blackberry 6 operating system.
This Blackberry Torch has many “firsts”. It is the first Blackberry slider, the first Blackberry that offers a suitable touch screen, the first Blackberry with a 5 megapixel camera and the first Blackberry operating system with Blackberry 6. Blackberry 6 OS has many new features, including the engine of Webkit rendering.
The torch measures a maximum of 111 mm x 62 mm x 14.6 in closed position and is 148 mm instead of 111 mm when opened. It is a very lightweight phone that weighs only 161 g, so it is very portable and easy to use. It also comes with 4 GB of built-in storage thanks to the microSD slot, but it can be replaced with a card up to 32 GB.
Blackberry Torch has all the features you expect from a new Blackberry smartphone, including the QWERTY keyboard, making typing simpler. To connect to the internet, you will find WiFi and HSDPA, with which you can easily connect to the internet. With the latter, subscribers can take advantage of the broad 3G coverage, while Wi-Fi offers a stronger connection when it is located near a wireless internet router.
The Torch is very easy to use and offers something for everyone, from business users to multimedia enthusiasts. Thanks to the ability to connect to the Internet, you can view your e-mail or access the internet while you are on the go, and use the 3.5 mm audio connection to listen to your music playlists.
The Blackberry Torch has an impressive 5 megapixel digital camera. Autofocus and an LED flash ensure that the images you make are of the highest quality. As an alternative to still images, the camera can also record videos in VGA quality, adding to the attractiveness of the Blackberry Torch.
In a market that is saturated with some models of smartphones, the Blackberry Torch is in an ideal position to offer something other than the norm. The large touch screen and the sliding keyboard will certainly attract attention, while it is still one of the best phones out there for functionality reasons. This phone is one of the first to contain many of the features that Blackberry users already love.