BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Sprint) comparison

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BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Sprint)

BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Sprint)
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BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Verizon Wireless)

BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Verizon Wireless)
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BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Verizon Wireless)

BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Verizon Wireless)
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BlackBerry Torch 9800 - charcoal (AT&T)

BlackBerry Torch 9800 - charcoal (AT&T)
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BlackBerry Torch 9810 (T-Mobile)

BlackBerry Torch 9810 (T-Mobile)
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Price $349 at 1 store $109 at 1 store $99 to $154 at 2 stores $104 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews 3.5 stars out of 17 reviews 3.5 stars out of 40 reviews 3.0 stars out of 149 reviews 2.5 stars out of 6 reviews
Release date August 21, 2011 September 08, 2011 August 15, 2011 August 12, 2010 November 02, 2011
The Bottom Line With its full touch screen and fair price tag, the BlackBerry Torch 9850 shows that RIM is ready to compete with others in Sprint's lineup, although it's not without its flaws. The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 for Verizon Wireless is a laudable midrange smartphone, but it faces stiff competition. The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is the best QWERTY BlackBerry to date, but should be priced lower. Though performance could be better and it could stand for some hardware upgrades, the RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800 and BlackBerry OS 6 offer much-needed improvements to stay in step with the competition, and keep BlackBerry enthusiasts happy. The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9810 should satisfy BlackBerry fans with its responsive touch screen and overall specs, but for $50 more, T-Mobile customers could get the much better Bold 9900 instead.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable 0.90 W/Kg
0.78 W/Kg
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Cellular technology GSM / CDMA / UMTS
CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)
GSM / CDMA / UMTS
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
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Weight 4.8 oz
4.8 oz
4.59 oz
5.7 oz
5.68 oz
Talk time Up to 360 min
Up to 408 min (CDMA)
Up to 396 min
Up to 330 min (GSM)
Up to 348 min (UMTS)
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Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.1
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
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Service Provider Sprint Nextel
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
AT&T
T-Mobile
Band / mode Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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