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RIM and AT&T announce the BlackBerry Torch 9800 slider

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RIM and AT&T announce the BlackBerry Torch 9800 slider - read the full textToday BlackBerry announced their third touch-operated and very first slider handset. The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is also the first device to be running the BlackBerry OS 6, which is said to be the next big thing in the corporate world. BlackBerry Torch brings in a full QWERTY keyboard and a 3.2"...

 

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Who will buy a blackberry 9800 for me,i really want a bb

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  • 2011-04-26 15:27
  • ftVi

I Love Blackberry,i've always been a loyal user.I was considering upgrading my 8310 curve,but unfortunately i'm not going to buy this blackberry,since in UAE,where i live,Blackberry services have been banned.And Blackberry without it's services is like coffee without sugar.So i've considered buying a Samsung I9000 Galaxy S,somewhere around the last week of august.

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  • 2010-08-07 12:23
  • uphA

> In reply to ASH @ 2010-08-06 06:46 from Rthf - click to readnot according to Blackberry's own web page it is a 624.

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  • 2010-08-06 08:37
  • nFV@

processor is a 1Ghz snapdragon I think....

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  • 2010-08-06 06:46
  • Rthf

> In reply to thecalmcritic @ 2010-08-05 19:57 from tV3W - click to readMuch of what you say by (grateful) reply depends surely on whether what you have read about the CPU is accurate. If it is, then indeed it is a concern. Agreed there are bound to be some bugs in the software, but there again BB got it so wrong with the Storm, (on balance of popular opinion) they surely cannot risk upsetting more people corportate or otherwise. Therefore one would hope they spent some time ironing out any hitches.
Anyone with factual info on the CPU or indeed the internet speed??

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  • 2010-08-05 23:26
  • nFV@

"While I think this phone looks behind the times in terms of specs, would it not be fairer to say that it is not actually about ulitmate specs but overall functionality and security? If so then this phone may well have a place."

1st off...For "overall functionality and security" yes it has its place but still a tough argument for markets outside of NA where it will surely be "curiously" priced against better equipped competing phones.PRICE is the biggest factor corporate uptake for full enterprise deployment notwithstanding.

To be fair I don't think people (well of course the more vocal ones can be ridiculously unrealistic) would have really griped about the phone's CPU clock speed too much if it weren't so suspiciously behind the curve....I've seen a post somewhere where some mentioned that the 624Mhz CPU used in Torch aren't of the usual ARM 11 but instead the older ARM 9 variant.Wrong CPU generation can't be saved by clock speed alone.RIM could have opted for the Cortex A8 family and still keep the 600Mhz threshold without killing performance since that thing are also OpenGL compliant.2 birds stoned...

But then there's also the high possibility of BB OS 6 in definite need of more polish and optimization.

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  • 2010-08-05 19:57
  • tV3W

While I think this phone looks behind the times in terms of specs, would it not be fairer to say that it is not actually about ulitmate specs but overall functionality and security? If so then this phone may well have a place.

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  • 2010-08-05 16:08
  • nFV@

it is realy nice to have a BB with this cabability. but when we can have this release in GCC and midleast

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  • 2010-08-05 16:00
  • 3S4C

> In reply to [deleted post]it's called xxx time

but with all other smartphones that have a front facing camera you cuold use this on 3g/4g/wifi also.

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  • 2010-08-05 13:47
  • G1ja

BBM still rules !

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  • 2010-08-05 06:59
  • KhsF
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BlackBerry boring phone. Just for old business people maybe it's a fun good phone. But anyway i don't see any reason to buy that company phone when in a market we got Sony-Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Motorola who do all and got integrated last technology... .

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  • 2010-08-05 03:39
  • m5Ns

What's new?

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  • 2010-08-04 20:54
  • fj{{

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-08-04 14:02 from R1Yn - click to readI don't think they're worried about their shares in US/Canada, it's going to do well. As for globally, they probably wouldn't mind getting more market shares, but are happy with US and Canada.
Nokia should be the one worrying, with Symbian becoming a dinosaur and android growing ... and like you said HTC, Samsung, Apple have definitely given Nokia something to think about, globally.

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  • 2010-08-04 19:19
  • BWuK

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-08-04 14:02 from R1Yn - click to readIf you read it properly then you would have seen that at no time was it compared to the n900.... IDIOT!!!

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  • 2010-08-04 18:56
  • S38J

> In reply to KARTIKEYA @ 2010-08-04 16:17 from vbMe - click to readIt is soooooooo obvious that you have never used a BB in your life... :)

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  • 2010-08-04 18:11
  • wMHH

well sorry guys i found out 9800 is a touch operated,in full specs its not written that its touch operated!

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  • 2010-08-04 16:19
  • vbMe

rim is still far behind.an another dumb phone! well blackberry got its 1st slider phone very soon!
9800 prooved blackberry is a dumb company
-3g at 384 kbps(very slow),n8 has a speed 10.2 mbps
-no xenon flash
-no amoled display
-no front camera
-just 5 mp camera,well others have reached 12mp,satio,n8
-no touch screen
-no accelorometer sensor.well its quite obvious as it is useless to hold it horizontally the dumb square body!
-boring same old looks
-no light sensor
-small screen
-poor pixels
-no radio
-no 3d graphics

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  • 2010-08-04 16:17
  • vbMe

Hi,

As I said on the official BlackBerry blog, for such a next-generation smartphone, here are some of the features we could have expected for a premium product :

- 1 GHz processor
- 1500mAh battery
- 600x800 pixels screen resolution (considering the ratio of the Torch screen)
- 8 Megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording @ 30 FPS
- Full Flash 10.1 support for the web browser
- Bluetooth v3.0
- 4G support

Apart from full Flash 10.1 and 4G support, these are the premium features that the Samsung Wave I recently got sports, thanks to its fast processor and well optimized OS.

So I would have been happy to get that phone and experience BlackBerry 6. But, withouth premium hardware, I'll stay away from it...

What do you think ?

All The Best,
Jay Key

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  • 2010-08-04 14:02
  • m8nc

> In reply to Tawd @ 2010-08-04 09:22 from qJF9 - click to readthis phone can't be compared to an n900, n900 has better specs and does everything better than this. this looks like a 14yr old school girl's phone, there's no way i'd take any ceo holding this phone seriously. an iphone looks more adequate than this 100% plastic (they make it look like metal but its not) girls toy. soorryy, this market clearly isn't yours. step away before you get bit.

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  • 2010-08-04 14:02
  • R1Yn

> In reply to Tawd @ 2010-08-04 09:22 from qJF9 - click to readthis phone can't be compared to an n900, n900 has better specs and does everything better than this. this looks like a 14yr old chicks phone, there's no way i'd take any ceo holding this phone seriously. an iphone looks more adequate than this curvy piece of 100% plastic turd. sooryy, this market clearly isn't yours. step away before you get bit.

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  • 2010-08-04 13:59
  • R1Yj

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