BlackBerry Media Event: Live Coverage: Hands-on

By 03:50 Wed, 11 Aug 2021 Comments

RIM's event is over - here are our impressions of the recent devices, whilst they're still fresh in our minds.

The three recent models - two Torches and a Brecent Touch

BlackBerry Brecent 9900

The BlackBerry Brecent 9900 is the thinnest by RIM, though at 10.5mm it's not the thinnest smartphone in the world. Still, the 2.8" Video Graphics Array (VGA) classy screen packs plenty of pixels per inch and more power than BB owners are used to - 1.2Giga Hertz (GHz) and 768Mega Bytes (MB) RAM. It's running the recent BlackBerry Operating System (OS) 7 and packs NFC connectivity. A 5MP capturing camera on the back of the device can record 720p videos.

There is a Brecent 9930 too, which is the CDirect Memory Access (DMA) version of the phone.

BlackBerry Brecent 9900 hands-on photos

BlackBerry Torch 9810

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 packs double the number of pixels on its 3.2" classy screen that the original Torch had (Video Graphics Array (VGA) vs. HVGA, so 253ppi in total). It too comes with a 1.2Giga Hertz (GHz) single core processor and 768Mega Bytes (MB) Random-Access Memory (RAM) and records 720p video through its 5MP capturing camera (the original did just Video Graphics Array (VGA) videos).

The signature slide-out QWERTY is present and is very similar to that of the original.

BlackBerry Torch 9810 hands-on photos

BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860

The Torch line has been updated with a full-touch device, which lacks the slide-out QWERTY keyboard of the Torch 9810. The Torch 9850/9860 are the CDMA/Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) versions of the phones respectively.

The classy screen is bigger than the screens of other Berries - 3.7 inches in diagonal and WVideo Graphics Array (VGA) resolution. Just like the other three models, the Torch 9850/9860 packs a 5MP capturing camera with 720p video, 1.2Giga Hertz (GHz) Central Processing Units (CPU) with 768Mega Bytes (MB) Random-Access Memory (RAM) and runs BB Operating System (OS) 7. There's NFC connectivity as well - RIM seems to be betting gigantic on this.

BlackBerry Torch 9860 hands-on photos

We also managed to snap a capturing camera sample with the 9860 Torch - the lighting was less than ideal, but the capturing camera sure shows promise.

BlackBerry Torch 9860 capturing camera sample

Head on over to the next page to see our hands on video footage.



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