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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Sim Free Smartphone

by BlackBerry
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)

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  • Next-generation messaging powerhouse with 3.2-inch touchscreen, slide-down QWERTY keyboard, and BlackBerry 6 OS
  • GPS turn-by-turn directions
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi
  • 5-megapixel camera/camcorder; 4 GB internal memory; microSD expansion; Bluetooth stereo music
  • Up to 5.8 hours of talk time, Up to 432 hours (18 days) of standby time
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.4 x 11.1 cm ; 163 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: BB9800EUBLK
  • ASIN: B0041D7ZAU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 29 Aug 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,573 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Stay connected in real time to the most accurate travel information at home and abroad with LIVE Services.
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BlackBerry Torch 9800

The first BlackBerry smartphone to feature the highly anticipated BlackBerry 6 OS, the BlackBerry Torch offers a unique design that features a hi-resolution touchscreen display, slide-down full QWERTY keyboard, and optical trackpad. Packed with business tools as well as socially connected apps, the Torch also provides a desktop-like browsing experience via its 3.2-inch touchscreen, which enables you to navigate quickly through full-page views, multitask with tabbed browsing, and see the details with Pinch to Zoom.

The intuitive new BlackBerry 6 OS includes a rich graphical interface and new touch menus for quick access to your next action or needed application. It includes a set of pre-loaded apps to get you started, including Facebook, BBM, MySpace, Twitter®, Windows Live™ Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, AIM, App World 2.0, and YouTube (Playback, Upload, Search).

5 MP Camera -- a flash of inspiration

In addition to its advanced messaging capabilities and access to business and productivity applications, the BlackBerry Torch also includes a 5-megapixel camera/camcorder, with flash, image stabilisation and auto-focus. Plus with 11 new photo modes – it’s easy to capture those spontaneous moments.

With 5.8 hours of talk time, you don't have to pick and choose.
Talk business. Talk evening plans. Just talk.
With 5.8 hours of talk time, you don't have to pick and choose.

Simple Setup

Power up for the first time and see a short intro video, then go straight to setting up and personalising

Long-lasting Battery

Talk business. Talk evening plans. Just talk. With 5.8 hours of talk time, you don't have to pick and choose. Feel like just listening instead? Enjoy up to 30 hours of music and 6 hours of video playback.

BlackBerry 6 OS -- better than ever before

The BlackBerry 6 OS features a redesigned interface that seamlessly works with both touchscreen and trackpad, includes expanded messaging capabilities with intuitive features to simplify the management of social networking and RSS feeds (Social Feeds), and provides integrated access to the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and a variety of instant messaging applications. And its enhanced multimedia experience includes a dedicated YouTube app and Podcasts app.
Advanced Messaging

Messaging has always been a core element of the BlackBerry smartphone experience. With BlackBerry's push email technology, your email will find you without having to initiate a connection.

Locations lets you easily search for points of interest, businesses, and even the your own location, and insert this information directly into a message--all without leaving the messaging application. Using group messaging and locations together, you can arrange to meet a group of friends easily by sending one message to all of them, discussing together where to meet and then sending a map in one threaded conversation.

With 5.8 hours of talk time, you don't have to pick and choose.
Pages load fast and there's tabbed browsing
so you can have multiple web pages open at once.
Rich PC-like Web Browsing

Enjoy a full-fidelity, desktop-like browsing experience with the revamped BlackBerry Web browser, which includes intuitive motions like pinching and zooming, and tabs that let you swap between multiple Web pages.

Universal Search

Looking for something? The new universal search feature scans your folders, apps, Internet, email, music, videos, and more all in one search and doesn't stop until it finds what you're looking for.

Multitasking Made Easy

Multitasking is just another one of those things BlackBerry has been doing right from the beginning. Now Research In Motion (RIM) has gone a step above with multi-connectivity, meaning your apps stay connected whether you're using them or not. Regardless of what you're doing, emails, messages, updates, and notifications keep coming through.

All Media, All The Time

With BlackBerry 6, the multimedia experience has been completely overhauled, enabling you to carry, watch and share your videos, pictures, files, and more. With Remote Media Sync you can now access your home music library right from your BlackBerry smartphone. Scrolling through your music is as easy as swiping through album art, and you can watch and subscribe to podcasts that are pushed to you as soon as they become available.

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203 of 207 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely the best smartphone, for me 15 Jan 2011
By Ben
Colour Name:Black
Being a text-happy gadget loving student, after a few weeks of research deciding between the iphone 4, htc desire z, htc desire hd and the blackberry torch, I'm confident I made the right decision.


The odds of finding a phone with a responsive touch screen and a half decent battery life that didn't require charging every day, were slim up to this point. This is why the torch intrigued me, coming from a sony x10 in which I was lucky to last 8 hours before grabbing the incredibly un-portable, portable charger. Battery life presents itself as a massive selling point to me, with the torch the touchscreen is crazily responsive and I don't have to panic if I miss a charge for one or two days. Granted you have to learn how to close you're applications properly or they continue to run in the background, and also drain your battery in the background. As long as you press the option key and select close, rather than press the big red button (DON'T DO IT!) you're battery will remain safe and will last a good 40 hours with heavy use.


Now the one thing blackberrys aren't famous for is their screen resolution, being that the torch kept the same resolution as it's other latest blackberrys (480x360) yet made it's screen bigger was not the best of ideas from RIM, needless to say it's not a horrible resolution, 8 out of 10 times you'll get the response you want when you use the touch screen however a lower resolution will of course effect the touch screen, not a massive problem at all, however I would be lying if i said it was never an inconvenience. As for the responsiveness of the touch screen it is no different than an htc or an iphone and thank god it doesn't click in like the storm.
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200 of 207 people found the following review helpful
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
I don't consider myself to be a 'fanboy', albeit I have previously owned a Blackberry Pearl and an 8900. My last phone was a HTC Desire, which was very pretty, good at everything multimedia, web browsing was superb with Flash support, etc.

My problem with the Desire was that it simply didn't "Work" like Blackberrys, what I mean is that when I turn on my Blackberry it will synchronise with my POP email account, Facebook, and SMS, and then will immediately notify me whenever I get a new message, until I turn the phone off again. The Desire doesn't do this, it instead will go and check for updates at a defined interval, which in my opinion isn't very efficient. The benefit is that Blackberrys use push notifications, meaning that your phone gets told when there is an update.

The Torch is RIMs attempt at competing with the iPhone and influx of Android phones. At the end of the day the technical specification of the Torch is not comparable to the iPhone or average Android, the screen is a lower resolution, the camera isn't as good, the processor is slower, and there isn't as much memory; but, none of that really matters, because the hardware differences are essentially superficial, what matters is that the phone does what you want it to do, the fact is that it is good at being a communications device...

When you turn your phone on for the first time the set up wizard asks you a couple of questions and within a minute or two emails start to arrive in your mailbox. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube are all there ready for you to use. A quick search in App World gets you eBay, and a quick web search will get you Google Mobile (Maps, Sync, GMail, and more). I use Google to store my contacts, Google Sync is great for storing and retrieving my list of names and numbers.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful!! 12 Jun 2012
By Hannah
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
Do not buy from this seller!!!!!! After 3 months and 2 breakdowns with this phone (one of which I had to pay for) the phone completely broke, I emailed the seller telling them I appreciate a used phone will not be perfect but I don't appreciate it breaking after only 3 months, they then sent a rude email back refusing to give a refund - the phone was not cheap at 150.

I am now having to file a claim against them.

Stay well away from this seller!!!!!
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Consumer Choice 7 Dec 2010
Colour Name:Black
I upgraded to the BlackBerry 9800 Torch from a HTC Touch 2. Admittedly the HTC Touch 2 was a mistake and a sorry excuse for a phone running the Windows mobile operating system and I was driven to replacing it as soon as I could.

Like many, I was heading down the road of iPhone fandom, and just as I was about to make my decision. The BlackBerry 9800 appeared on the market. What held me back from purchasing the iPhone 4 at the time was its price and tariff range. The appearance of BlackBerry's latest model provided me with what I think is a valid alternative for consideration and, indeed, I duly acquired it.

I was taken with the fact that it was not just a touch phone and provided the option to use a physical QWERTY keyboard, or indeed the touchscreen. Not as glitzy or as slick as Apple's or Android offerings it nonetheless is a very competent communications device. You have read all the reviews about what it can do. My personal favourite is the fact that it will sync with your iTunes library putting the media player in my opinion on a par with the iPhone itself. Of course, the added bonus of being able to receive and respond to your e-mails on the go on a push basis, are a BlackBerry trade mark. Voice call quality is excellent battery life is also good. The phone is not complex, but it does have a myriad of setup options which allows the user to tailor the device to their personal needs.

This is not an iPhone killer, nor any other phone killer. Why does it need to be? It's just a well-made phone and I for one am glad I chose it. That is not to say that the iPhone is not good, (because it is a truly great phone), just that, despite its iconic looks and its plethora of apps. This BlackBerry at least provided me, a consumer, with a very good choice.
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Published 20 days ago by A. Faraji
5.0 out of 5 stars Spot on
Exactly as described, no problems with sellers.
Really pleased.
Published 22 days ago by Stephen Chapman
4.0 out of 5 stars Very happy
I needed a new phone (due to an incident with a bath) and only had a few months on my contract left, so I didn't want to shell out on brand new phone. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Grace Clayton
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent slider phone
I brought this recently, it arrived 2 days ago. I have had blackberries in the past and have gone to iPhone. I not chucking the iPhone as a great media device. Read more
Published 1 month ago by C. L. Weekes
3.0 out of 5 stars I guess it's okay.
Not exactly my favourite phone or brand, I mainly got this for BIS (blackberry internet subscription) which is great, but other than there's not much good I can say about it, it's... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Michael Kalimukwa
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice phone....
Really pleased with it when it arrived until I noticed that it came with a naff little cd rom which just directed me to Blackberry's website, instead of an actual user manual. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Marie Plowman
5.0 out of 5 stars Blackberry Torch
I love this phone. It has a very sensitive lock button though, and i normally find it wants to turn its self back on. It's great to have a phone with buttons though
Published 4 months ago by Melissa
2.0 out of 5 stars OUTDATED CRAP
Outdated junk! It can barely load a website! You need to remove the battery always because the crappy phone keeps freezing.
Published 4 months ago by Petrol-head
1.0 out of 5 stars Be careful on 2nd hand phones
Bought this phone & after 2wks the screen went blank, my son was not able to use it at all. Last time i buy a 2nd hand phone ever!
Published 6 months ago by Lynda Downes
1.0 out of 5 stars awful
Doesn't hold battery charge for more than 4 hours, repeatedly knocking off, while usin internet drains battery unless connected to charger withing a few minutes which defeats the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by shell
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