Blackberry 9810 (Torch)
The touchscreen/QWERTY-keyboard hybrid, BlackBerry Torch 9810 has arrived. Designwise, the two smartphones are pretty similar. The real change is in the software: The 9810 ships with the new BlackBerry 7 OS. Some of the highlights of BlackBerry 7 OS include HTML 5 and support for tabs in the browser, a built-in augmented-reality browser, and spruced-up messaging features.
The Torch 9810 has a 1.2GHz processor with 768MB RAM, plus 8GB of on-board storage; it's expandable up to 32GB with a MicroSD card. Apps launched quickly, and the touchscreen was generally responsive.
The 9810's 3.2-inch 640-by-480-pixel display is an improvement over the original Torch's screen (3.2 inches, 360 by 480 pixels. The Torch 9810's display is powered by a technology (on all of the latest BlackBerrys) that RIM calls Liquid Graphics, which is supposed to give you a "smoother, more fluid touch experience."
The 9810 has a silver and black color scheme, which gives it a fun, flashier look in comparison with the mostly black and chrome 9800.