History of the BlackBerry Torch 9800
One of the latest smartphones included in the BlackBerry family, the Torch debuted in August 2010 with a drastic change in style, function and design. Months before it was released, rumors whipped BlackBerry addicts into a frenzy of anticipation. Codenamed the Talledaga, the Torch provided an alternative to that summer's hugely popular iPhone 4 and shipped a record number of units in the last quarter of 2010.
Developed in partnership with AT&T over a two-year period, the Torch borrowed some of the best elements from previous BlackBerry models and modernized them with technologically advanced features. Included in Wirefly's annual Top 10 list of smartphones for 2010, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 continues to be offered exclusively by AT&T.
BlackBerry Torch 9800 Features
Available in charcoal, snow white or sunset red, the Torch was the first BlackBerry device to incorporate a sliding keyboard with a fully functioning touchscreen, an enhanced 5MP camera with video recording capabilities and a new BlackBerry 6 operating system.
The sliding design allowed the traditionally bulky BlackBerry to be trimmed down, but it also featured a roomier 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen that did not rely on SurePress clicking like earlier models. In addition to the physical QWERTY keyboard, users were able to access an onboard QWERTY and SureType touchscreen keyboard. The phone was equipped with a trackpad, an automatic accelerometer that sensed the screen's orientation and a proximity sensor that prevented apps from launching while on a call.
In addition to offering up an improved interface, the BlackBerry Torch included a more powerful WebKit brower, which provided greater access to messaging options and social media sites. In addition to supporting up to 10 email accounts and corporate servers, all MMS and text messages were threaded and streamlined into one inbox. Group chat features were also available. Online applications were powered by Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth 2.1 technology.
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