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BlackBerry Torch 9860 / BlackBerry Monza / Blackberry Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 878 reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9860 / BlackBerry Monza / Blackberry Touch. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The screen and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability and battery.

usability, performance, screen, design, portability

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Torch 9860 / BlackBerry Monza / Blackberry Touch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Torch 9860 / BlackBerry Monza / Blackberry Touch

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9860 / BlackBerry Monza / Blackberry Touch from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and performance. The screen and design are also appreciated. Reviews about the reliability and battery are different.

usability, design, screen, performance, portability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Torch 9860 Sim Free SmartphoneBlackBerry Torch 9860 Sim Free Smartphone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Torch 9860 / BlackBerry Monza / Blackberry Touch

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 467 user reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9860 / BlackBerry Monza / Blackberry Touch from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The size and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the sound and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the usability.

performance, price, size, portability, screen

battery, reliability, sound

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Torch 9860 Unlocked Phone with 4GB Internal Memory, Blackberry OS 7, 3G and 5MP Camera - International Version (Black)Blackberry Torch 9860 Unlocked Phone with 4GB Internal Memory, Blackberry OS 7, 3G and 5MP Camera - International Version (Black)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Torch 9860 / BlackBerry Monza / Blackberry Touch

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9860 / BlackBerry Monza / Blackberry Touch from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the usability, but the camera and price get less positive views.

usability

portability, price, camera

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Torch 9860 RDQ71UW Unlocked Smartphone with 3G, BlackBerry OS 7, 5 MP Camera, and 4 GB Internal Memory--No Warranty (Grey) (Discontinued bBlackBerry Torch 9860 RDQ71UW Unlocked Smartphone with 3G, BlackBerry OS 7, 5 MP Camera, and 4 GB Internal Memory--No Warranty (Grey) (Discontinued b

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Torch 9860 - Pocket-lint

 

Strong screen, camera and video performance are paired with attractive design, but let down by frequent crashes and a lack of general app support

Good screen, good camera and mostly good design

Software freezes and a lack of app compatibility takes the shine off this handset

Some areas of the BlackBerry Torch 9860 feel a little antiquated as a consumer device. Diving into the menus you still need to "save" as you make changes. We also can't help feeling that, although the sliding app tray, and the choice of homescreen...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Matt Bolton (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Torch 9860 review

 

Does RIM's first proper all-touch smartphone shine?

Good build quality ; Great screen ; Generally well-designed interface ; Excellent messaging options ; Good signal strength and 3G speed

Lack of polish in OS ; Difficult keyboard ; GPS issues ; Browser is still below average ; Too pricey

It's taken a ridiculously long time to come, but this is it. This is the one. After the clickable screen of the BlackBerry Storm 2 and the touchscreen-with-slide-out-keyboard shenanigans of the original BlackBerry Torch, RIM has finally released a...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860

 

A good, mould-breaking BlackBerry that's great for business and pleasure

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Torch 9860

 

The first proper touchscreen BlackBerry is here!

Smart design, Good display and hardware features, Surprisingly nippy despite single core processor

Interface still a bit stark, Keyboard not as good as competition, App store still not well stocked

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (pcadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Torch 9860 review

 

Research In Motion's BlackBerry handsets are known for marrying a screen and small but very usable keyboard. They are the darlings of the business world and of the youth market, which makes copious use of the BlackBerry Messenger service. Forays into...

Overall, RIM may have done too little with the Torch. It offers the same core features as other BlackBerry 7 smartphones, but the single home screen looks bare when compared to the multiple-screen, widget-supporting offerings of competitors.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (recombu.com)

BlackBerry Torch 9860 Review: In Depth

 

RIM's first forays into the full touchscreen world were more of a damp shower than the unaptly-named Storm and Storm 2 phones would have you believe. But that's all set to change with the release…

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Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

BlackBerry Torch 9860 review

 

BlackBerry is still best known for its secure email capabilitiesand excellent QWERTY keyboards, but BlackBerry manufacturer RIM has been working hard to make itsmark in the touchscreen arena with some, if limited, success.

Sharp 3.7-inch touchscreen, fast processor, 5MP camera with 720pHD video recording

Lack of apps in BlackBerry App World, Android can offer similarfeatures for less cost, awkward hard buttons

BlackBerry's biggest touchscreen handset is one of its best, andit's working hard to catch up with the competition. The BlackBerryfaithful will appreciate the effort here, but whether it's enoughto win over fans of Android or Apple is another matter.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Alun Taylor (reghardware.co.uk)

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone

 

Review RIM's efforts to create a purely touchscreen device haven't exactly been the most successful departure for the BlackBerry maker. Yes, the Storm [1] handsets had their fans but they were simply not good enough to halt RIM's market share migration...

Is the BlackBerry Torch 9860 good enough to arrest RIM’s decline? On balance I'd say, yes. It’s fast, well made and mercifully free of dependency on the likes of Zune or iTunes. The UI may not be the last word in cool but it works well enough and media...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Julian Prokaza (itpro.co.uk)

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860 review

 

RIM takes another stab at a touchscreen-only smartphone, but has the Torch 9860 caught up with the competition or has it already fallen behind the pack? Julian Prokaza finds out in our review.

The lack of a physical keyboard may limit the appeal of the Torch 9860 to some existing BlackBerry users, but RIM has done a reasonably good job at copying what the iPhone has to offer, even if it is now effectively a generation behind Apple with both...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: James (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

BlackBerry Torch 9860 review

 

The BlackBerry Torch 9860 is RIM's first touch only Smartphone with a capacitive screen. Sure, we have had the Storm and Storm 2 but they didn't use the same screen technology and I'm not sure if RIM are too proud of those devices. Things...

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1230
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:44 / 50.2
Continuous video playback time:6.1 / 6.6
Standby time (2G):278.4 / 333.6
Standby time (3G):324
Talk time (2G):4.7 / 6.2
Talk time (3G):278.4 / 6.8

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert:No / Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar / Slider

Display

Display diagonal:9.4
Display Resolution:800 x 480
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ

Memory

Internal RAM:0.75

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, QCP, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio: No
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, GIF, PNG, TIF / BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF, WBMP
Speakers:Mono
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4

Navigation

Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA / HSDPA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP, SSP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Camera included: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:7
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Menu
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:MSM 8655 / QC 8655

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:7

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:768
Internal RAM:768
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.15
Height :12
Weight:135
Width:6.2
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