BlackBerry Torch: Bigger but Needs More Viagra


AT&T and RIM’s  BlackBerry Torch hit the stores this week. The new device marks the first to ship with version 6 of BlackBerry’s OS which is very important launch for RIM.

Although, RIM has finally  realized, the larger the display screen, the better, but the company totally missed the  phone’s mojos – a) the processor which is only 624 MHz,  b) the low-resolution screen! It’s way too slow compare to other smartphones in the market – in particular iPhone 4.

Check out the processors and resolutions on their competitors here:


I like the design though. The handset itself is solid and is still compact enough to comfortably sit in a pants pocket. The combination of the touch screen and physical keyboard gives you the best of both worlds, but not sure how to cope with the  low resolution and slow processor. I find these two features very disappointing.

I think their new media player interface and  Universal search are a kick ass.

Prior the launch of the device, many analysts called BlackBerry Torch an “iPhone Killer”, but after watching the two clips below, the device is not even close. Check out the demos here and make your own call:

From Mashable


From crackberry.com

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

2 Responses to BlackBerry Torch: Bigger but Needs More Viagra

  1. Jeff Robbins says:

    Why was there no comparison information for the Torch in the article? It did not give me any useful information except an opinion that I am not sure I can trust due to what was missing.

    Jeff Robbins

    • Elias Shams says:

      Jeff, The BlackBerry Tourch was just launched. The specs you see I included in my article, are based on what the company has said about their phone or what I’ve read about it so far. Once, I get my hands on it, believe me, I would put up another comparison chart up here like the one you saw for other 4 which have been in a market for a few month.

      I really hope I am wrong about the troch. I really like BB. But the two items in the phone – low processor and resolution, don’t you also think they are kind of disappointing compare to what’s currently out there? Will you buy a notebook with 1 Gig Ram today? That is the equivalent of what RIM is selling with their Torch I think.

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