Enterprise Mobility: BlackBerry Torch 9800 Delivers Goods, But Needs Tweaks

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-08-11 Print this article Print
BlackBerry Torch 9800 Delivers Goods, But Needs Tweaks

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Delivers Goods, But Needs Tweaks

by Nicholas Kolakowski
Research In Motion introduced the BlackBerry Torch 9800 during a high-profile presentation in New York City Aug. 3. The Torch 9800's combination of capacitive touch screen, sliding QWERTY keyboard and multimedia-friendly BlackBerry 6 OS all seem designed to make the device as appealing as possible to consumers as well as RIM's traditional businessperson audience. During its testing of the Torch 9800, eWEEK found the smartphone's hardware sturdy and well-engineered. RIM's business-centric features proved equally solid, particularly new applications such as the Notification Bar. However, some software kinks suggest that RIM may need to tweak BlackBerry 6 a little more if it wants to capture the imaginations of consumers.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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