RIM announced yesterday it’s latest Blackberry device, the Torch 9800. Well, it now seems that the device is not all that great; and will not be able to compete with either the iPhone 4 or Android phones.
- Screen resolution is lousy @ 360 x 480 is no match to iPhone 4’s 960 x 640, iPhone’s pixels are too small to be seen with the naked eye.
- Slow processor speed of just 624 MHz, where as most of the competitions runs on 1 GHz. This makes the Torch’s performance a little sluggish.
- Hardware is clumsy and very plastic-like.
Blackberry has been seeing slower sales in recent months, and the Torch was the phone that should’ve fixed that. But with a slower processor, lesser-quality screen, and a difficult app-store; the Torch doesn’t seem to be able to drive RIM’s sales forward as wished.
A detailed review of the Torch can be found here. Older BB posts can be found here, here, here, and here.