BlackBerry Torch 9800 Teardown Photos and Video of Slider Mechanism in Action!

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Teardown
By Kevin Michaluk on 4 Aug 2010 09:00 pm
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Tear down posts of a new smartphone don't normally happen until the new device is available for commercial purchase and somebody is crazy enough to sacrifice it to the tech gods. In the case of the BlackBerry Torch 9800, however, we've already got the goods and nobody had to risk their phone. Keep reading to see the vertical slider stripped to its bare guts. We've got a video of the slider mechanism in action (rated for 150,000 cycles +) and you can see the magnesium tray the Torch's display sits in. With all the attention given to attenuation these days you may be curious to see what the Torch's design looks like (hint: it's like a bumper that attaches to the board) and we have that photos of that too. You get the picture... lots of BlackBerry Torch 9800 tear down photos are below. Check them out, and be sure to check out our full BlackBerry Torch 9800 review!   

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Video of Slider Mechanism in Action

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Teardown Photos

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 in all its glory left: the Torch 9800's slider mechanism; right: battery door cover and camera lens cover
The brain of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 Lightweight magnesium tray hold's the Torch's glass
center: The BlackBerry Torch's 360x480 glass Display and navigation button covers
The thinnest keyboard on a BlackBerry to date Main BlackBerry Torch 9800 chassis
Attaching the Torch's antenna to the main board BlackBerry Torch 9800 component housing
What you normally see when you pull the battery door cover off top left: 5 megapixel camera; right: vibrator motor set an off angle to make the Torch shake

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7 comments

ketanitem

Any step by step instruction?

netposer#CB

ROFL...some of the photos are partially "under" the YT video when expanded.

netposer#CB

Cool, you can at least drag them out of the way.

jlb21

"Can you do one in each hand?"

"Niiiice!"

Are you talking about that Torch or something else Kevin?

;)

skel420

I would love to see a disassembly video of this process in action.

iGalione

skel420 i agree, would love to see it... i'm also mad i lost mine :-( new one will be here tomorrow

Genaro201

can you please post a video on step by step disassemble on the torch? it'll be good to know for when you buy different housings, or for those who has the loose/wiggle screen to tighten it up.