A sharp colorful and responsive touch screen
The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9810 offers several improvements over its predecessor, like a 1.2GHz processor, 720p HD video recording, HSPA+ speeds, a sharper display, and of course BlackBerry OS 7. The latter provides a new Liquid Graphics technology that makes the touch screen that much snappier, voice-activated universal search, improved applications, as well as support for new technologies like augmented reality applications. On the whole, however, it's a rather incremental upgrade.
Solid hardware build
While I have to admit to liking the BlackBerry Torch 9810 more than I did the original 9800 model, it's still a device that best suits RIM's existing user base. It's the most modern BlackBerry around, but it still lags behind the other major smartphone platforms on the market today. All of them.
Vastly superior web browsing performance
In all honesty, this is exactly what the original model shouldÃ¢Â? Â? ve been like from the beginning.
In an age of dual-cores, the 1.2GHz single-core CPU of the Torch 9810 isnÃ¢Â? Â? t quite as captivating, and combining the fact that it recycles the originalÃ¢Â? Â? s design in every way, it lacks any WOW factor. Besides the faster performance of OS 7 that weÃ¢Â? Â? re seeing, thereÃ¢Â? Â? s nothing dramatically different or new to warrant existing Torch 9800 owners to make the jump.
Very good feature set
The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is not a complete overhaul of its predecessor. Nor is it an attention-grabbing smartphone that will lure shoppers away from iPhones and Android devices. But it is a solid smartphone with a very good feature set, including BlackBerry's excellent messaging capabilities, that comes at a very low price.
Good screen and keyboard
The Blackberry Torch 9810 feels responsive to use and has a good screen and keyboard. Existing Blackberry users will probably admire its speed and good build quality, but we canâ??t see this handset tempting many people to switch to the Blackberry platform due to it's unfriendly user interface.
Overall, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 is a little underwhelming. It isn't a huge step up from the original Torch, but HD video capture, the sharper display, and the updates in BlackBerry 7 OS are welcome upgrades. AT&T doesn't have many Android phones with QWERTY keyboards (with the exception of the HTC Status), so the Torch 9810 might be a good alternative--especially at the superlow price.
Faster data speeds
If you're an original Torch owner and you enjoy that phone, the Torch 9810 is a sweet upgrade that brings much faster performance while keeping battery life the same. The higher resolution display, faster data connection and refreshed OS add to the pleasure, and the solid build quality improves on the old Torch. The price can't be beat with a 2 year contract, though Torch 9800 owners likely won't quality for new contract pricing since the first Torch came out just a year ago.
A top-notch hardware design
I'll give it to you straight. If I was going to buy a new Android phone on T-Mobile today, I'd buy the myTouch 4G without a second thought. I would miss the Super AMOLED display on the Samsung Vibrant, but the myTouch 4G has a top-notch hardware design, its call quality was excellent, and its data speeds rock (even without having seen the full potential of HSPA+). Its battery life suited my needs for a full day of use, and its camera was fun to use.
Brilliant looking display
We're absolutely over the fact that the original myTouch 3G Slide wasn't all that much of a standout hit last year, but after looking meticulously at its successor, we're amazed at how the device has transcended on so many levels. Obviously, some might still be attracted to the equally capable HTC Sensation 4G on Tmo's lineup though, you'll be missing out with what the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide has to offer.
Very good mainstream smartphone
The T-Mobile myTouch 4G is a very good mainstream smartphone when it comes to its interface, still image quality, and HSPA+ speeds. But in a sea of smartphones that are all nearly uniform, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G does not stand out as one of the prized catches of the day. Instead, the phone is more like a satisfying shrimp cocktail'an appetizer that must work its way into the entree section of the menu. But this shrimp's got to get rid of its bugs before anyone will want to eat it.
A great blend of technology along with customizability
Overall, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G by HTC is a bold new move by T-Mobile, not only in releasing a handset that people will take notice of, but also in their marketing department. T-Mobile has tossed their first stone at both Sprint and AT&T, as well as even Apple. Their latest commercial takes a stab at the Apple iPhone 4 and the burdening AT&T network, while their latest campaign of being the "nation's largest 4G network" is a strike at Sprint and their first ever 4G network.
One of the best Android devices
Itâ?? s hard to argue with the T-Mobile myTouch 4G; this is definitely one of the best Android devices on the market today. At 3.8-inches itâ?? s a sensible compromise over MID-scale superphones, and it certainly has the speed to keep up with what Froyo throws at it. We wish there was a replacement battery cover on offer â?? itâ?? s a sheet of metal and adds noticeably to the overall weight of the phone â??
HTC have created a solid Android smartphone with the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide even if its form factor is not for everyone and its name is a bit of a mouthful. Although HTC have made better keyboards in the past, the 4G Slide is equipped with one that is still very usable and still on par with other landscape qwertys such as the Milestone/Droids and HTC's own Desire Z.
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