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Aaron unboxes the BlackBerry Torch 9850, one of the three new devices announced by RIM last month. Specifications include a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.7-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording capabilities, and BlackBerry 7. It's a replacement to the Storm series, but it's substantially thinner with a nice performance bump to boot. At $149.99, is it priced to sell in a lineup that includes the Motorola PHOTON 4G and the HTC EVO 3D?


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Eddie Kidd
Eddie Kidd Sure would! US Cellular had one out today. It is a very smooth and fast device. Fits perfectly in my hand especially in landscape mode. Currently have Verizon and staying there because of service so if Verizon gets it soon, I'm on board, if not, I'm considering the Bionic--if it ever shows up!
Darryl Mouzone
Darryl Mouzone No.
Rigan Ace Torres
Rigan Ace Torres I would try it. I've had blackberrys before and I like them. I have the iPhone 4. Sensation 4g and the nexus s. And the bb are up there with them. Bravo to rim. Keep up the good work.
Rommel Ramos
Rommel Ramos yes, if you give me one for free. :)
Xavier Tazanu Thomas
Xavier Tazanu Thomas No Im sticking to android
Tim Shull
Tim Shull 9810 is a much better deal
Jose E. Adames
Jose E. Adames I would buy the 9930 but bb is going on the right direction now
Alan George
Alan George I'd rather buy 9850 black berries and torch them.
José Francisco Anave Oporto
José Francisco Anave Oporto No
Marlenia Mosley
Marlenia Mosley yes I would
Nick Reyes
Nick Reyes RIM is dead. It's just nobodys bothered to dig the grave yet!
Steve Moore
Steve Moore Note to manufacturers: a little heft, mix in a little glass and metal is a good thing! You cheap bastiches!!
Ed Plnia
Ed Plnia I got a Evo 4G and used to own the Evo 3D, I also got BlackBerry 9780,9700 and mytouch 4G, I used to have the HTC sensation and HTC thunderbolt and I will tell you the only different between Android and blackberry. Android are fancy phone that doesn't last half of the day without having to charge it, but it have adobe flash, BlackBerry have 10 time better battery but don't have adobe flash. For me if RIM get adobe flash and better camera at least 8mp I wouldn't be using this Evo phone. But bold 9780 take better picture than the junk Evo 3D. The only phone that I used to owned with good camera was T-Mobile G2x.
Kevin Song
Kevin Song I would only get the new blackberry torch if it has a dual core processor with 1gb of ram, decent battery life, and plenty of storage.
Luis Arturo Batista Aquino
Luis Arturo Batista Aquino Noooo
Steve Moore
Steve Moore It's all plastic besides the battery door, which looks to be made of tinfoil with a rubberized coating... Samsung Galaxy devices seem cheap as hell, but that one takes the cake...
Anonymous
Anonymous No
Sebastien Lachapelle
Sebastien Lachapelle No, well maybe if it was under $100! Come to think of it, no thanks
Gregory Mckenzie
Gregory Mckenzie blackberry do no justice to that good old saying, the blacker the berry the sweeter the juice!!!!!
Hector E Craig
Hector E Craig How long BB took to make a divice that doesn't look like all the other BB? Lmao I'm not trying to shit on BB...
Jesus G. Nolasco
Jesus G. Nolasco I would buy this over the worst phone on the planet (iphone) but not over android
Jan Michael Cruz
Jan Michael Cruz 9900
Ryan DeClue
Ryan DeClue It's a gorgeous, well made, well laid out device. I would definitely own one, but wouldn't own it exclusively. Android forever. #teamevo
Ryan Shanny
Ryan Shanny no
Rick Chapin
Rick Chapin No, but I'd buy the 9930!
Raul Martinez
Raul Martinez Id buy some blueberrys.
Ethan Young
Ethan Young nah. the blackberry's outdated.
Reese Woodson
Reese Woodson I think the Torch 9810 is the best of all of them because it's like a hybrid of the Bold and the Torch 9850. Plus it's the cheapest one too.
Lorenzo Campbell
Lorenzo Campbell Urrrgh! No! Tested it out don't like. Still don't understand why they made it smaller than the Storms. The Bold 99z and Torch 9810 are better choices
Tim Fuhrmann
Tim Fuhrmann Yup, gonna be my next BB if I don't end up getting the 9810.
Max Abir
Max Abir Android is the only thing that i am gonna buy.
Julio Anthony Lopez
Julio Anthony Lopez Would you use MySpace ? Lmao!
Mark Anthony Colindres
Mark Anthony Colindres I'll take the bold over the torch. The torch feels cheap... Like the Zio.
Mario Lujan
Mario Lujan nope.
Daniel Edwards
Daniel Edwards http://www.wesisearch.com/blog/?p=54
Dayan Inclán
Dayan Inclán Maybe
Worldfamous McCrea
Worldfamous McCrea Id rather watch paint dry than to buy a blackberry anything...
Sukhwinder Singh Natt
Sukhwinder Singh Natt no
Jason Renfro
Jason Renfro Heck ya!!! I've played this device whith this dev before it was rumored and the OS is litterally fluid. As long as your able to be as smart as your smartphone you can't beat its networking skills. With these new faster processors in the bb's now wewill see a boost in developers on the RIM fanboy side to start competing with ios and android!!! They are finnally getting idea of stay on the game and draw new users and retain old one by finally improving te UI to a everyone and thir childen can organize their life.......sry ill step off my soap box now RIM FTW
Ivan Aleman
Ivan Aleman No but blackberry need a good browser also most of ppl like big screens only selected ppl like physical keyboard.bb go with most ppl like
Brad Haislip
Brad Haislip Its funny everyone puts down bb but I came from the photon to the new bold it is a great phone os is much more stable than android
Christian Mcniven
Christian Mcniven Not worth it
David Sherwood
David Sherwood I wouldn'r want a current BB if it was given to me! A HTC, now that's a different story.
Jamar Eccleston
Jamar Eccleston if it had a 1.5 dual core 12 mp cam , n abiltily to run andriod os then maybe
Raymond Sosmoove Samuel
Raymond Sosmoove Samuel After the first torch, I'd have to wait for customer reviews and other online reviews before I consider this new torch
Tommy Wiseau
Tommy Wiseau Mo
Brandon Worley
Brandon Worley Been using the 9930 for 3 weeks for my business line and have been pleased so far. Only thing missing is a hot spot...would I replace my thunderbolt w it? That would be a no but RIM is pointed in the right direction
David Erwin
David Erwin Not at all...I want my mango device...like NOW!!!
Mandy Brownberry
Mandy Brownberry As a political science I often think of Blackberry as either a Republican, Tea Party Terrorist, a stuffy old man, or a corporate executive.
Orson Sandiford
Orson Sandiford BB need to step up their game to compete with the andriod market. I assumed that this new torch would've been the answer but we will have to wait and see
Mandy Brownberry
Mandy Brownberry I don't know if I'd buy it...But what I do know is I want to, for once, win the bloody PhoneDog spin wheel! lol
Cj Johnson
Cj Johnson If it was Qnx....and had a larger screen....and had more than 10 apps in the market.....and had a chipset equal to that of a galaxy s2.....and had a gig of ram.....so to answer your question, no
Marcus NinersEmpire
Marcus NinersEmpire Lameberry still makin fones dam....
Rocco Gallo
Rocco Gallo No
Daniel Mallon
Daniel Mallon No
Steve Moore
Steve Moore GAR-BAGE!!
Nicholas Bucholdt
Nicholas Bucholdt No... I want the Bold 9930!
Cory Wood
Cory Wood Not until you allow me in the aos market on bb server!
Erica Stacie Reid
Erica Stacie Reid no
Mustafa Sidiqee
Mustafa Sidiqee BB BLOWS
Steve Hartsock
Steve Hartsock I'd give it a shot. It can't be as much of a cluster as Android.
Thomas Benjamin Robbins
Thomas Benjamin Robbins I'm a previous BB User and tech enthusiast. Ive used the Thunderbolt, Droid X, HTC Merge, and by the looks of the new BB Bold. I definitely want it. Ive always wanted BB to have a higher processor, better camera, and web browsing. Which Android has proven to have and Ive enjoyed using this platform. However the new Bold is so so sexy, professional, and there is no matching that keyboard. I guarantee anyone who gives the new Bold a chance will think twice.
Raul Salas
Raul Salas I feel bad for you having to unbox and spend time messing around with that Blackberry Torch.
Tarun Khatwani
Tarun Khatwani are you joking? :(
Jonathan Delarosa
Jonathan Delarosa Hell no. It'll be outdated when the QNX phones come out anyway. And besides, I've got a Nexus S. I'm more than happy with that.
Najwa Najj
Najwa Najj hell no yuck MAKE ME PUKE
Chris Topher
Chris Topher LMAO! Did you really just ask that? Who uses BB anymore?
Bill Stack
Bill Stack Would u buy a 62 Rambler? Not even sure they were around then but u get my point.
Josh Slocum
Josh Slocum And trade in my atrix? Absolutely not.
Grant Johnson
Grant Johnson What is a Blackberry ?
Jim Palmer
Jim Palmer Wanting to use a blackberry after using my Droid phone is like a cro-magnon wanting to go back to being a neanderthal.
Marko Tdlrt
Marko Tdlrt Nope
Hansel Starley
Hansel Starley Noooooooooooooooop
Miguel Richiez
Miguel Richiez Only if i was stupid!
Imee Padamada
Imee Padamada Nope
Anthony Peña
Anthony Peña If it was an android I would.
Muhammad Yousuf
Muhammad Yousuf maybe for my parents idk :/
Richard Ameen
Richard Ameen Maybe it's really nice and smooth but still it'd take a lot for me to switch from my nexus s
George Millhouse
George Millhouse no
JaoNoi Sinthousy
JaoNoi Sinthousy No.
Juan Gaspar
Juan Gaspar You couldnt pay me to switch to a blackberry
David Kimberlin
David Kimberlin not a chance
Misael Lugo
Misael Lugo no
Chad Kuehn-oldacct
Chad Kuehn-oldacct No
Avonlea Montague
Avonlea Montague I'd try it out.
Hatim Earl
Hatim Earl no
Trey Mistak
Trey Mistak No.




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