BlackBerry Torch archive

  • BlackBerry 7.1 update hits the UK for Bold, Curve, and Torch users
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    BlackBerry 7.1 update hits the UK for Bold, Curve, and Torch users

    By 3 May 2012

    BlackBerry 10 might have just been announced, but that doesn't mean Research In Motion has forgotten about current BlackBerry users announcing that BB 7.1 is now available for customers in the UK. The update is available for the BlackBerry Bold 9900,...

  • BlackBerry Torch 9810 review
    Phones 2.5 out of 5

    BlackBerry Torch 9810 review

    By 17 January 2012

    There are now two BlackBerry Torch models in RIM's armoury: the 9810 we're reviewing here and the 9860 that we've previously reviewed. The 9810 is a slider phone packing a full QWERTY keyboard essentially the same design as the phone it replaces, the...

  • RIM: 2012 BlackBerry phones will be charming, whimsical and fun
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    RIM: 2012 BlackBerry phones will be charming, whimsical and fun

    By 14 November 2011

    Research In Motion’s senior vice president of Industrial Design, Todd Wood, has told Pocket-lint that the next range of BlackBerry smartphones will be officially summed up using the words “charming, whimsical and fun”. In an exclusive interview with...

  • BlackBerry Torch 9860   review
    Phones 3.5 out of 5

    BlackBerry Torch 9860 review

    By 3 October 2011

    The BlackBerry Torch 9860 is a 3.7-inch touchscreen smartphone, sweeping aside the Storm name to give RIM another crack at a keyboardless device. It arrives with BlackBerry OS7, the same as the BlackBerry Bold 9900 which we reviewed recently, but offering...

  • BlackBerry Torch 9810 vs BlackBerry Torch 9800
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    BlackBerry Torch 9810 vs BlackBerry Torch 9800

    By 3 August 2011

    BlackBerry OS 7 has finally arrived, and with it a raft of pretty looking phones to boast all of the modern joys. “Yippee,” most cry but is that, or should that indeed, be the call of all? Should people who’ve not long invested in the original BlackBerry...

  • VIDEO: Vodafone sneak peek at BlackBerry Torch 9860
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    VIDEO: Vodafone sneak peek at BlackBerry Torch 9860

    By 3 August 2011

    BlackBerry went and got themselves all over-excited this morning releasing no less than five new handsets into the wild.  Naturally, Pocket-lint was there to grab a glance at the new BlackBerry 7-powered devices, including the 9860, 9900 and 9810. Of...

  • BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 All Touch hands-on
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    BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 All Touch hands-on

    By 3 August 2011

    We don't want to say it, but the new All Touch is basically the Storm with a different name. BlackBerry have clearly been careful to ditch the Storm tag in order to distance themselves from the mistakes of the original. The handset definitely looks and...

  • BlackBerry Torch 9810 hands-on
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    BlackBerry Torch 9810 hands-on

    By 3 August 2011

    The original BlackBerry Torch was a decent QWERTY/Touch experiment from RIM, but fell short in the processor and operating system department. Now BlackBerry is back with the 9810 and a totally revamped spec sheet which it hopes to catapult the Torch into...

  • RIM details five new BlackBerry 7 smartphones
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    RIM details five new BlackBerry 7 smartphones

    By 3 August 2011

    After AT&T ruined BlackBerry's (badly kept) secret by officially announcing the BlackBerry Torch 9810 earlier, the Canadian mobile giant has now added officialdom to four more BlackBerry 7 touting handsets: the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 and the BlackBerry...

  • AT&T goes official for the BlackBerry Torch 9810
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    AT&T goes official for the BlackBerry Torch 9810

    By 3 August 2011

    AT&T has spilled the official beans on the device that's been doing the rumour rounds labelled as the BlackBerry Torch 2; the BlackBerry Torch 9810 - the first 4G AT&T RIM handset. The Torch 9810 is the successor to the original Torch (the 9800), bringing...

  • BlackBerry Torch 2 and Storm 3 caught in the wild?
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    BlackBerry Torch 2 and Storm 3 caught in the wild?

    By 27 July 2011

    The BlackBerry leak parade continues, this time with both the Torch 2 and the much rarer Monza 9860 making an appearance. Vietnamese technology site Sohoa got its hands on the pair of RIM handsets and subsequently snapped a slew of hands on pics. Close...

  • BlackBerry handsets due for announcement already leaked?
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    BlackBerry handsets due for announcement already leaked?

    By 26 July 2011

    BlackBerry has been all over the technology wires of late, with its company's flagging fortunes and handset rumours regularly snatching the news limelight.  The latest set of phones to leak could very well be the BlackBerry OS 7 handsets the company...

  • BlackBerry OS 7 - not coming to a RIM device near you
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    BlackBerry OS 7 - not coming to a RIM device near you

    By 2 May 2011

    You may have already read on Pocket-lint how, over in Orlando at the BlackBerry World Conference, Research in Motion has unveiled its latest flagship handset - the BlackBerry Bold 9900 (or 9930 for CDMA users) - complete with the Canadian company's latest...

  • Latest BlackBerry launch struggles to excite - but what's new there?
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    Latest BlackBerry launch struggles to excite - but what's new there?

    By 20 April 2011

    RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet has gone on sale in the US after months of teasing. However, a lack of buzz and poor reviews has stalled RIM’s plans to dominate the fierce market and tough competition. The 7-inch tablet has gone on sale across the...

  • BlackBerry Bold Torch, Torch 2, Orlando and others leak out
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    BlackBerry Bold Torch, Torch 2, Orlando and others leak out

    By 11 April 2011

    RIM looks set to launch a bevy of smartphones all touting touchscreen displays in the coming weeks if a slurry of leaks over the weekend are anything to go by. BlackBerry Bold Touch First came word from Boy Genius Report that they had got their hands...

  • BlackBerry no fools for the children of the revolution
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    BlackBerry no fools for the children of the revolution

    By 23 March 2011

    Thought that it was only suits and city boys packing BlackBerry handsets in their pockets? Then think again, as a uBar survey ran for Pocket-lint shows that there is an emerging youth market for RIM's smartphones - one born out of the success of BlackBerry...

  • BlackBerry Torch 2, Bold Touch, and Storm 3 rumoured
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    BlackBerry Torch 2, Bold Touch, and Storm 3 rumoured

    By 21 February 2011

    We previously brought you news of a leaked BlackBerry roadmap that featured a whole host of BlackBerry handsets that would be coming this year, and three of them have just turned up: the BlackBerry Torch 2, BlackBerry Bold Touch, and the  BlackBerry...

  • White BlackBerry Torch goes on sale in UK
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    White BlackBerry Torch goes on sale in UK

    By 8 February 2011

    After weeks of waiting, Vodafone has started selling the white version of the BlackBerry Torch for those looking to go BB, but without the black exterior. One of the phones of choice for F1 driver Lewis Hamilton (although we presume he rocks the black...

  • Best white smartphones
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    Best white smartphones

    By 1 February 2011

    A journalist asked us recently what all the fuss was about regarding the now infamous “white iPhone 4”. It’s like a black swan we told him - you just don’t see white handsets that often. While Apple struggles to get the paint finish right on its...

  • VIDEO: RIM shows PlayBook for business too
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    VIDEO: RIM shows PlayBook for business too

    By 31 January 2011

    Research in Motion has posted a video to YouTube showing how the new PlayBook tablet will talk to BlackBerry smartphones; an indication that the device is not all about watching videos or surfing the web. The new video features a PlayBook and BlackBerry...

  • White BlackBerry Torch hands on
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    White BlackBerry Torch hands on

    By 28 January 2011

    RIM has really stuck the boot into Apple as of late. Not content with doing what the Cupertino collective seemingly couldn't - releasing a white version of one of its latest handsets, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 - the cheeky Canadians have gone and pulled...

  • White BlackBerry Torch coming soon on Vodafone
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    White BlackBerry Torch coming soon on Vodafone

    By 14 January 2011

    Need a BlackBerry Torch to help you stand out from the crowd, but can't wait until Q3 to grab yourself the BlackBerry Torch 2? Well then, how's about jumping onto the white phone bandwagon (everyone's doing it except Apple it seems) with the white BlackBerry...

  • BlackBerry sheds some light on the Torch 2
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    BlackBerry sheds some light on the Torch 2

    By 14 January 2011

    Yet another RIM handset has broken cover on BGR, this time it's the sequel to last year's BlackBerry Torch. On Thursday we reported on the leaked details on the BlackBerry Dakota, and mentioned that it could be RIM's new flagship handset, but the BlackBerry...

  • Windows Phone 7 comes to Virgin Media with Samsung Omnia 7
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    Windows Phone 7 comes to Virgin Media with Samsung Omnia 7

    By 23 December 2010

    Virgin Media is bringing a host of new handsets to its mobile phone service including, for the first time, a Windows Phone 7 device in the shape of the Samsung Omnia 7. The phone features a 4-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera and comes with...

  • The 10 best smartphones on PAYG
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    The 10 best smartphones on PAYG

    By 9 November 2010

    Pay as you go is an oft overlooked way of running your mobile life if you're thinking of buying a smartphone, but that's not the way it has to be. There's no reason one can't combine a big flashy handset with paying for minutes, texts and data on one's...