It’s a BlackBerry®, but not as we know it. Yes, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 is now available on Three!
What makes this phone really exciting is that it’s the first to feature the BlackBerry 6 OS – Blackberry’s latest version of their own operating system. There’s a lot of buzz about operating systems in the mobile phone world right now, and OS 6 is a really exciting development. The new OS basically means that the whole phone is a lot faster. The internet is really easy to navigate because OS 6 gives the Torch a brand new browser which allows you to have multiple web pages open at once. And amongst other things, OS 6 has given the Torch a really easy-to-use music and video player.
The Torch 9800 is the first BlackBerry in the UK with a QWERTY-slider design. Sounds complicated(!), but that basically means that you can decide whether to use the phone’s huge touch screen, or flip it open to reveal the famous full-size BlackBerry keypad. Switching between the two while you’re on the move can make life a whole lot easier.
Of course, it’s got the obligatory smartphone camera – 5 megapixels in this case – and you can pull all of your social networks into one neat and tidy feed on your homescreen.
I’ve made a little video to show off what I think are the best bits of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 – let us know what you think…