BlackBerry Torch 9800: Excellent Design, Middling Performance

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At a Glance

The Torch smartphone successfully delivers a design that is both innovative and familiar to BlackBerry users, but its performance and features aren’t quite up to par.

Price when rated: 200
Lowest price: $105.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Excellent keyboard/touchscreen design
  • BlackBerry 6 OS adds much-needed features

Cons

  • Performance can be sluggish
  • Display has lower resolution than rival phones
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