Torch 9860 - £95
Why this smartphone is built for you
The BlackBerry Torch 9860
The Torch 9860 is a mid-range smart phone running BlackBerry OS 7. The Torch was one of the first BlackBerry devices not to feature the company's trademark QWERTY keyboard.
This phone has a 3.7 inch touchscreen that displays in 253PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Torch 9860 has a 5MP camera and can record video in up to 720p. This phone does not have a front facing camera.
Performance is provided by a 1.2GHz single core processor and 0.8GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 22 out of 100.
The Torch 9860 has an estimated battery life of around 6 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1230mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Torch 9860 comes with 4GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage.
The Torch 9860 has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit) and it has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels.
The Torch 9860 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps, has a dedicated BBM button for launching BlackBerry's instant messaging service and the preinstalled MultiCast tool enables you to post/upload photos to more than one social media site at once, helping you to stay on top of your digital life. The Torch 9860 can also access the BlackBerry World app store to take advantage of all that it has to offer.
The BlackBerry 9860 is a compact media device that is well put together. It is a good all round performer.