BlackBerry Torch review finds abysmal display

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 Photo: Gizmodo

Gizmodo got their hands on one of the first BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphones from RIM. Their verdict? The screen has such a low-res, it’s like going back to SD after watching HD for a year. It’s a 480×360 display and a “grisly sight,” the text is jaggy and ugly when compared to an Android or iPhone display.

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 makes a hot entry

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Waterloo’s Research in Motion made its triumphant reveal of the new BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone this morning. Mere moments later, Canada’s three biggest wireless providers and AT&T USA announced that they would be indeed picking up the hot new smartphone. The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is the first slider phone to come out of the RIM camp and it takes on a form factor similar to that of the Palm Pre.

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BlackBerry 6 official sneak peak video

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The launch of RIM BlackBerry 6-powered devices still remains unseen, some rumors and leaks have surfaced, but for the most part nothing official has been laid out for OS 6, until today. In an official YouTube plug by the company, a clip shows off what RIM plans to deliver in BlackBerry OS 6; social networking feed integration via the Social Feeds App, fluid visual interface, universal search, and the much anticipated WebKit-based BlackBerry browser stemming from their Torch Mobile acquisition last year.

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More details leaked on RIM touch-based slider hybrid

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Research in Motion is rumored to be working on a touch screen phone hybrid that also includes a slider style keyboard, according to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal and our previous reports dubbing the device the BlackBerry Storm 3. Those familiar with the new hardware claim it is not unlike Apple’s iPhone and boasts many similar technical feats, possibly similar to RIM’s patents from 2008.

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BlackBerry 9670 flip smartphone spotted with OS6

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Not content with having the standard bar-style form factor for its smartphones, Research in Motion has since expanded into the touchscreen realm with the Storm and the clamshell world with the Pearl Flip. It seems that a more powerful BlackBerry clamshell is coming and it’s called the BlackBerry 9670.

In fact, we’ve come across several live pictures of the BlackBerry 9670 Clamshell on the Internet. Unlike the Pearl Flip, this smartphone does not do the SureType thing.

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