BlackBerry Torch 9800
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The Blackberry 9800 is the first slider handset to run the new Blackberry 6.0 OS. The handset has a full QWERTY keypad that slides out from beneath the 3.2 inch 360 x 480 pixel touchscreen display.
3G HSDPA web browsing with GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will ensure you get a connection wherever you are. Entertainment on the go is offered via the multimedia player that supports all popular music and video file formats. The 3.5mm audio jack enables you to use your preferred headphones and the expandable memory up to 16GB means you can carry your multimedia library with you.
SMS, MMS, Email and instant messaging are all supported and the handset is quad-band for international use. Other features include GPS with Blackberry maps and a document editor for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files.
Standby battery time: 2 weeks and 4 days
2G phones are digital phones
- 3.5 mm Audio jack
Standard sized audio jack for listening on headphones.
- 3G or UMTS
Works in UMTS frequency channels 800/850/1900/2100 or 850/1700/1900/2100 MHz
Bluetooth allows users to pair with other Bluetooth devices. This allows a wireless connection to a Bluetooth headset or carkit so that you can carry out a conversation without the need to hold your handset. Particularly useful for conversing whilst driving.
- Built-in handsfree
You can use this phone's built-in speaker to listen to incoming or outgoing calls and music handsfree.
This phone has a calculator built in.
This phone has an organiser which includes a Calendar
Almost all mobile phones now come with a built in camera and their quality is increasing to rival many stand alone point and shoot cameras. For example, the HTC Desire HD has an 8 megapixel camera, which enables you to take great photos, on the go.
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- Document viewer
Allows you to view Documents
- EDGE for high speed data access
High speed data access
This phone is capable of sending and receiving email
- Full keyboard
A complete QWERTY "typewriter" keyboard as found on a regular PC keyboard.
This phone has games
Stands for General Packet Radio System. This basically allows you to browse internet websites using your phone. GPRS is mainly used for text based information - getting football results, checking train timetables, reading the news etc. GPRS is not bad at downloading pictures, however it is slower than 3G. You can use GPRS to received and send Multimedia messages such as a text with a picture.
It is advisable to choose a 3G handset for decent download speeds of videos and pictures rather than GPRS, however GPRS is pretty good for text based information and pictures with lower definition.
- GPS navigation
Sofware that interacts with the Global Positioning Satellite system for pin-point route-finding anywhere in over 100 countries.
- Instant messaging
Instant messaging (often abbreviated simply to IM) offers real-time communication.
You can browse the Internet using your phone. The speed of browsing is dependent on the handset in question for example if the phone is 3G then your browsing speed will be significantly higher than a GPRS phone.
- Java compatible
This phone is Java compatible
- Memory expandable via MicroSD card
This allows you to expand the phone's memory using MicroSD cards. MicroSD cards are available in various sizes, the most popular being 1GB or 2GB which can hold thousands of songs and hundreds of pictures.
- Micro USB
Smaller USB, requires an adapter to convert to normal sized USB, this is normally provided with the phone
- MP3 Player
The phone includes an MP3 player which allows you to play and store music. Works in a similar fashion to normal MP3 players in that you can upload Music onto the phone's memory or onto an external memory stick (size of memory slot dependent on phone). Once the music is loaded you can listen to it either on the phone's speakers or using a pair of headphones that is compatible with the handset.
- MP3 Ringtone
You can choose an MP3 song from your MP3 player on your phone and set this as your ring tone on this phone
MPEG4 is most commonly used to store digital and digital video streams, including those defined by MPEG. It can also be used to store other data such as still images. MPEG-4 Part 14 allows streaming over the Internet and carries an officiall filename extension of .mp4, thus the container format is often referred to simply as MP4.
- Multimedia Service MMS
Allows you to send and receive picture messages
- Office applications
This phone has Office applications
To do list, Calendar, Memo
- 850 MHz (U.S./Canada/Latin America/Brazil (Only the carrier Vivo)
- 900 MHz (Europe/Brazil/Asia (ex Japan and S. Korea))
- 1800 MHz (Europe/Brazil)
- 1900 MHz (U.S./Canada/Latin America)
- Slide phone
This phone has a slide design
- SMS - text messages
Short message service - allows you to send and receive texts
- Vibra alert
This function causes the phone to vibrate to alert the user than someone is trying to get in touch. Users sometimes use this function when they are in meetings instead of their ringer.
- Video player
- Voice Command
You can set certain voice commands which are then recognised by your phone such as "call home", "call [girlfriend's name]" etc.
- Voice memo
You can save a voice memo on this phone. This is useful if something springs to mind and you son't want to forget it. You can also use the voice memo function to record a small conversation.
Allows you to connect to wireless internet connections that are available in some public places such as airports and cafes
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