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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Specs

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  • Optical trackpad
  • High-resolution touch screen
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • 3G network support
  • Simultaneous voice and data
  • Email and text messaging
  • BlackBerry® Messenger
  • Instant Messaging
  • Phone
  • Browser
  • Social feeds
  • Camera and video recording
  • Wi-Fi®
  • GPS
  • Media player
  • Organizer
  • Bluetooth®
  • Tethered modem
Battery & Battery Life

  • 1300 mAHr removable/rechargeable lithium-ion cell
  • Standby Time: GSM® – up to 18 days, UMTS – up to 14 days
  • Talk Time: GSM – up to 5.5 hours, UMTS – up to 5.8 hours
  • Music Playback: up to 30 hours
  • Video Playback: up to 6 hours


Size & Weight

  • Height (Closed): 4.37In/111mm
  • Height Open 5.83in/148mm
  • Width 2.44in/62mm
  • Dept 0.57in/14.6mm
  • Weight 5.68oz/161.1g
Wireless Networks

  • Tri-band 3G UMTS networks: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

  • 512 MB flash memory / 512 MB SDRAM
  • 4 GB eMMC + 4 GB media card included
  • Expandable memory – support for microSD card
    up to 32 GB
Ringtones & Notifications

  • Tone, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator
  • Notification options are user configurable
  • 32 Polyphonic Ringtones – MIDI, MP3

  • Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR; Headset, Handsfree, Serial Port Profile, Stereo Audio (A2DP/AVCRP), SIM Access Profile, Dial-up Networking and Messaging Access Profile.
  • Bluetooth Stereo Audio (A2DP/AVCRP)
Camera & Video Recording

  • 5 MP camera
  • Continuous auto-focus
  • Image stabilization
  • Flash
  • 11 scene modes
  • 2X digital zoom
  • VGA (640×480) video recording Geotagging

  • 3.2” HVGA+ touch screen (480×360)
  • Font size (user selectable)
  • Light-sensing and proximity
    detecting screen


Voice Input & Output

  • 3.5mm stereo headset capable
  • Integrated speaker and microphone
  • Hands-free headset capable
  • Bluetooth headset capable
  • Integrated hands-free speakerphone


  • 802.11 b/g/n
  • WPA / WPA2 Personal and Enterprise Cisco CCX certified
Data Input & Navigation

  • Trackpad located on front face of device, ESC key to the right,
    Menu key to the left
  • Touch screen with on-screen keyboard: portrait SureType®, QWERTY and multi-tap, landscape QWERTY
  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard with backlighting
Device Security

  • Keyboard and screen lock
  • Keyboard lock

GPS & BlackBerry Maps

  • Built-in GPS functionality
  • Includes BlackBerry® Maps
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  1. Looks awesome. Wish it was for Verizon. I’m sure they will have an equivalent soon.

  2. Serious disappointment

  3. Wasn’t there some talk by RIM of 3G Mobile Hotspot coming with this or was that another device?

  4. Can someone please explain the differences between the various types of memory specifically 512 MB flash memory, 512 MB SDRAM and 4 GB eMMC?

    • The 4GB is a memory card that the device comes with, external memory which now you can buy SD cards with up to 32GB under $100 and the SDRAM is the internal memory on the device. Used for the OS, Core apps and 3rd party apps.

      SDRAM is Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory a type of memory that allows fast access to data without from any point in the memory instead of going step by step. If that makes any sense.

      Hope that helps.

      • Thanks Luis but I understood the part about the memory card. The only types of memory are still not clear to me. Are there 2 types of memory or 4 types of memory? I see “512 MB flash memory / 512 MB SDRAM” and “4 GB eMMC + 4 GB media card included” listed in the specs.

        Is the 512 MB flash memory / 512 MB SDRAM one kind of memory or 2? In other words does the device contain 512 MB flash memory and 512 MB SDRAM or is it just one type of memory listed 2 different ways in the specs?

        Is the 4 GB eMMC + 4 GB media card one kind of memory or 2? In other words does the device contain 4 GB eMMC and a 4 GB microSD card or is one type of memory listed 2 different ways in the specs?

        • Is just 2 types of memory listed in two different ways.

          • Geez could RIM make it any less clear than they did? One line they put a slash between the 2 items and on the other they put a “+”.

            I’m actually surprised there’s not 4gb of media memory built in the 9800. Didn’t the Storm2 9550 have 2gb built in for multimedia files (i.e. pics, music, videos, etc) in addition to the 16gb microSD card included with the device?

          • Luis, Ronen clarified things for me in another discussion. He confirmed that the 9800 has “512mb of application RAM and 4GB of ON BOARD memory built in kind of like the original storm and bold.” It also includes a 4GB microSD card giving it a total of 8GB of memory for media.

  5. No just 256 MB of internal memory, that’s one thing RIM is really falling behind along with the screen size and resolution. Pretty sad on that side.

    • Yes, I agree. The specs of this device are a joke. They used what appears to be the same 624MHz processor as the Bold 9000 from almost 2 years ago. The screen resolution of 480 x 360 is the same as the original Storm 9530 from almost 2 years ago. Are the people at RIM paying attention to specs on the high end Android devices from HTC, Motorola and Samsung and the Apple iPhone 4? The 960 x 640 pixel 3.5 inch screen in the iPhone 4 has over 3.5 times as many pixels as the 3.2 inch screen on the Torch 9800. Even the 800 x 480 pixel screens on many of the high end Android devices have over 2 times as many pixels as the screen on the Torch 9800.

      The Storm 3 specs better be much more impressive than this. RIM is already going to see their market share start to drop with the devices we’ve seen that are coming out (9800, 9670 clamshell and 9780). I already know 4 Verizon customers and 1 T-Mobile customer who have switched from Blackberries to Android devices in the past month. I expect to hear more of that from people I know.

  6. Thanks Sam I completely forgot that the device had the built in memory. I should had double checked 🙂

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