BlackBerry has recently launched BlackBerry Torch touch screen smartphone powered with BlackBerry OS 6.
BlackBerry has significantly improved the touch sensitivity navigation with BlackBerry Torch that includes different home screen options such as Swipe Up – Swipe Down, Swipe left and Swipe Right.
Phenomenal improvement in UI and web kit browser is seen as well in BlackBerry Torch. All finger navigation on home screen popup with something useful on the screen.
BlackBerry OS 6 has changed a lot of traditional actions that previously existed in BlackBerry operating systems. One of the cool features is universal search function for searching contacts, tweets, messages, internet, files and more.
Two more important features that have been introduced with BlackBerry Torch are notification bar for accessing messages, emails and recent tweets for quick access, while another is easy access of Wi-Fi connections and Bluetooth activations.
Its display is geared with TFT touchscreen 3.2″ HVGA+ 480×360 pixel color display 3.18” measured diagonally with light sensing and proximity sensing screen. It is also ready with feature of user selectable font size.
- 624 MHz Processor.
- 512 MB RAM
- 512MB onboard memory (ROM).
- 4GB eMMC (internal)
- microSD 4GB Media Card Included (Optional)
It is ready with today’s connectivity needs as listed below:
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, • 802.11 b/g/n , WPA / WPA2 Personal and Enterprise , Cisco CCX certified , Wi-Fi® access to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server , Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Internet Bundle , Support for Unlicensed mobile access (carrier-dependent)
- Bluetooth® v2.1 +EDR Micro USB, Mono/stereo headset, Hands-free operation, Messaging access profile, Serial port profile, SIM access profile, Stereo audio (A2DP/AVCRP), Dial-up networking (DUN).
- BlackBerry Maps
It is capable of standard multimedia functions like:
- 5 MP camera , 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash and it is ready with features like Geo-tagging, continuous auto-focus, image stabilization and Multiple picture-taking modes
- Video recording in VGA mode.
- It is ready to play – Audio formats: MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMV, Flac, OggVorbis and Video formats: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3.
- Ringtones : Polyphonic/MIDI ringtones, MP3 ringtones, Vibrate mode ,On-screen, LED indicator
- Speaker Phone.
- 3.5 mm Stereo Jack
- BlackBerry OS 6
- New User Interface with improved transition effects.
- Document Editor
- Instant messaging
- BlackBerry Maps
- Web Kit Browser (pinch to zoom)
- Media Player
- Video Player
- Social networking applications.
- Application management
- Online Media Streaming (Browser Access)
- Hardware slide out Qwerty Keyboard
- Software QWERTY Keyboard.
- Track pad
- ESC key to right of track pad
- Menu key to left of track pad
- UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access)
- Enhanced built-in memory and RAM.
BlackBerry has come up with much better device in touch screen arena especially with better finger swipe navigation controls and sensitivity.
Overall, BlackBerry Torch has enhanced features as compared to its previous models in terms of LCD size, Pixel size, camera and finger touch navigation with traditional QWERTY style hard keypad.
Whereas, BlackBerry Torch’s battery capacity has decreased to 1300mAH as compared to BlackBerry Bold 9700′s 1500mAH.
We can hope that, Blackberry Torch may surface in Pakistan officially by some mobile operator soon, though BlackBerry Bold 9700 was not in hot list of cellular operators.