Verizon Wireless rolls out BlackBerry Torch 9850 smartphone


Smartphones are dime a dozen these days – in fact, if you do not own a smartphone, you might get funny looks whenever you pull out your handset from the jacket pocket. Feature phones are the staple of developing countries and those who are on an extremely tight budget, so smartphones are the way to go if you want to remain connected to the rest of the world even when you’re on the go. Having said that, the BlackBerry family has certainly done its part to propagate the use of smartphones worldwide.

Today, Verizon Wireless has announced a new family to their stable of BlackBerry phones, which would be the BlackBerry Torch 9850 as it arrives online and in brick-and-mortar stores later this September 8th. Just what is so special about the BlackBerry Torch 9850? Well, it is touted to be the BlackBerry with the highest resolution count and largest display to date, not to mention having the spanking new BlackBerry 7 operating system running in the background.

You will be able to enjoy the next generation BlackBerry browser that delivers optimized zooming, panning and HTML 5 performance for a far more satisfying mobile online experience. With the introduction of BlackBerry Balance, you too can enjoy secure access to business information without worries of such data being copied into, sent from or used by personal applications.

As for hardware specifications of the BlackBerry Torch 9850, you get 3G connectivity as long as there is a connection, while the generous 3.7″ high resolution touchscreen display at 800 x 480 pixels ought to be more than easy on the eyes, not to mention trackpad navigation that aids in your user experience. The 1.2GHz processor does well enough to have the BlackBerry Torch 9850 chug along without slwoing down, and being a global phone, you can capture your travels around the world with the 5-megapixel camera with video recording capability. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS and Bluetooth 2.1, while a microSD memory card slot is there for expansion purposes.

Just how much are you supposed to fork out for the BlackBerry Torch 9850? Well, Verizon Wireless is carrying it for $199.99 with a new two-year contract, and you have to add that up to the Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan that starts from $39.99 monthly.

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