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BlackBerry Torch 9810 (photos)

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 won't wow newcomers with its tired old design, but its affordable price and much-improved specs should keep BlackBerry enthusiasts satisfied.

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BlackBerry Torch 9810

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is a successor to last year's Torch 9800. It has a similar design, but offers improved specs and the new OS 7.
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Crisp display

The Torch 9810 packs in a higher 640x480 VGA resolution that results in a more pixel-dense display when compared to its predecessor.
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On the back

A 5-megapixel camera lens that can shoot 720p HD video graces the back along with an LED flash. The plastic backing here gives the phone a less than premium feel.
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Slim enough

The Torch 9810's dimensions are the same as the 9800 at around 0.6 inch thick.
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Top buttons

At the top of the Torch 9810 are the mute and screen lock buttons.
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Two Torches

The Torch 9810 placed next to the Torch 9800. The 9810 is on the left and the 9800 is on the right.
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Keyboard

The Torch 9810 claims to have a slightly wider keyboard, but it still feels the same as before. It's quite compact, and feels a bit smaller and thinner than we would like. Still, the keys are sufficiently raised for easy typing.
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A touch bulky

At around 5.68 ounces, the Torch 9810 is a bit bulkier than other BlackBerry handsets.

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