BlackBerry Torch 9810 Features and Specifications

By Adam Zeis on 3 Aug 2011 10:12 am EDT

BlackBerry Torch 9810

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 has been announced and will soon be hitting a carrier near you. If you're looking for BlackBerry Torch 9810 specs you've come to the right place! We have the breakdown on all of the BlackBerry Torch 9810 features and what makes this device a step above it's younger sibling. Read on for all the Torch 9810 features!

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BlackBerry Torch 9810 Features and Specifications

Size (LxWxD)
Closed: 111mm x 62mm x 14.6mm
Open: 147.6mm x 62mm x 14.6mm
Display 3.2" high-resoultion touch display
BlackBerry7 OS
Battery Life

GSM talk time: Up to 6.5 hours
GSM standby time: up to 12.8 days
UMTS talk time: up to 5.9 hours
UMTS standby time: up to 12.3 days
Audio playback time: up to 54 hours
Video playback time: up to 7 hours

Memory 768MB RAM memory; 8GB onboard, expandable up to 36GB via MicroSD
Camera 5MP camera, flash, continuous auto focus, image stabilization, 4x digital zoom, scene modes, HD video recording
GPS Autonomous and simultaneous GPS enabled with preloaded BlackBerry Maps application
Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n enabled

Supported on 2G, 3G and HSPA voice and data networks, including international roaming

Media Video formats: .mp4, .m4a, .3gp, .m4v, .avi, .asf, .wmv
Audio formats: .mp4, .m4a, .3gp, .m4v, .avi, .asf, .wma, .mp3, .flac, .ogg, .aac, .amr, .wav, .mid, .qcp
Picture formats: .bmp, .jpg, .gif, .png, .tif, .wbmp
All-in-one design A fluid all-touch display plus slide-out QWERTY keyboard provide an incredible multimedia experience, while never compromising efficient typing with the classic BlackBerry keyboard.
Ample memory
With 8 GB of memory, expandable up to 32 GB with a microSD card, feel free to take more pictures, capture more videos and download more apps.1
Speedy processing
Thanks to a 1.2GHz processor on the BlackBerry® TorchTM 9810, you can experience browsing, socializing and gaming at blazing fast speeds.
Convenient connectivity
Connect the way you want with HSPA+ high speeds
and Wi-Fi® connectivity.
BlackBerry browser
The new BlackBerry browser offers incredibly fast page load times, better web-based gaming, HTML5 video support and seamless scrolling and zooming.
Voice-activated universal search
The most powerful on-device search has gone hands-free. With speech-to-text translation, you can now look for files, email, contacts and music-and even search the web-all without typing a thing.
Augmented reality
Make life more fun with augmented reality apps like the WikiTude World Browser to learn about your surroundings in real-time.
The power to perform A 1.2GHz processor powers BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 smartphones, seamlessly integrating with BlackBerry 7 OS. So you can game, surf, socialize or watch videos with smoother multitasking and navigation.
Liquid Graphics
Experience more fluid animations, instant response times and stunning graphics on your BlackBerry Torch 9810 touch screen. Thanks to the blazing-fast CPU and powerful graphics processing, Liquid GraphicsTM technology delivers an incredible multimedia experience.
Camera and video
With a 5 MP camera with flash, and advanced features, it's easy to capture those spontaneous moments. Or take a high quality video like a pro with 720p HD video recording on the BlackBerry Torch 9810.
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BlackBerry Torch 9810 Features and Specifications


Conflicting information here:

'Memory 4GB onboard, expandable up to 36GB via MicroSD'
'With 8 GB of memory, expandable up to 32 GB'

I assume 8GB in and expandable to 32GB is correct though.

Haha! I am sad to say that is the first thing i noticed as well!

looks good though! I really hope devs love it and take advantage of its specs...

RIM boss on a sexy Blackberry, apps, NFC and operators

The devices also include NFC technology, what value do you think will accrue to RIM from incorporating NFC?

I see this as the start of a whole new industry. We think now it’s becoming more mature, and that enables us to start executing some of the viabilities on the device. It requires an ecosystem of carrier partners, banks, retailers and content providers. Where we are at the moment is that everyone talking to everyone, finding a way of shaping this market, that enables us all to take advantage and have a part in the value chain.

So what do you see as RIM’s value from NFC?

If you look at the corollary of the internet – we in the UK are big users of internet shopping so the next progression is mobile and really we think that linking the payments part of that is the catalyst to driving buying things through mobile device [Lots more stuff about how the industry can put mobile transactions together]

(Persisting) So what’s the payback for you as a handset manufacturer, because one of the hold ups has been the handset manufacturers not seeing the ROI for them in adding to their BOM by including NFC?

When consumers start paying for things they are going to start asking “Is that secure”, so we think we are coming from a heritage of security and reliability, coming with a set of assets that play nicely, in terms of the data protection and controls we have. So we as a manufacturer believe in adding more value to that transaction by giving comfort to consumers.

(Finally) So your payback is consumers buying more Blackberry phones?

That’s what we want. We think we can do it better than others and that’s what we’ll be working on as this market evolves


This phone will come loaded with lots of functionality. Whether or not each carrier turns it on will determine on what it can do for you. For example, it supports UMA, but not all carriers provide UMA servers.

According this this website, which provides a very detailed listing of the phone's capabilities:

the 9810 includes support for both NFC and mobile hotspots, but some carriers are likely to disable this functionality.

Here's hoping that most carriers enable some of this cool new functionality, if not upon initial release, then within a short time down the road!

Hi @invictusdigital,

Alex from RIM here. Just chiming in here to confirm that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are the first and only BlackBerry smartphones to deliver NFC, which enables many new and exciting capabilities, including pairing accessories and reading SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.

To learn more about what each of the new BlackBerry OS 7 smartphones has to offer, stop by our Inside BlackBerry Blog for the latest:

Alex, RIM Social Media Team


- battery life is rather short only 13 hours ?????

- the standard sd card is still 4gb altought it was previously said that it coulb be 8gb capacity.

Where did you get 13 hours? I can see nearly 13 DAYS of GSM standby time (and 12.3 days of UMTS) and no other number close to "13" :)

So there no NFC capabilities? Maybe that'll come in an later update or maybe we'll have to wait for the "9820" ehhh.... But is it at least Flash ready? being that it suppots HTML5

Have to sneak a peek at the inside of the battery door for signs of the NFC system. It might be there, just not activated as yet. A future update may then activate it.

Has RIM figured out how to install apps on a Blackberry device without filling up the RAM space?
Of all the failures of Blackberry, this is what enrages me the most. Users of Apple iPhone have been able to install apps without worrying about RAM space issues even when the device had just 512 MB of RAM.
If I cannot install apps on the new 9810 device without filling up the RAM then I am not buying it. It is pretty much a deal breaker. Right now I am using my BB 9300 OS6 with only two apps. Everything else I access through mobile web page shortcuts or an app that redirects to a mobile web page.

After some further research I think that the problem I described above is only for those BB devices that do not have onboard storage. For e.g., BB 9300 has 256 MB RAM and no onboard storage. So the Application Storage is in the same space as the memory(RAM). I am hopeful that 9810 will not have this problem. With 4GB onboard storage, the RAM sould not be a limiting factor on how many apps can be installed.

Can other BB device owners please please add comments with their experiences on this issue?

The Torch 9800 needed to have 512MB of RAM in order to run OS6. For the Torch 9810 there are 756MB of RAM. I have to look into the old articles here at CrackBerry to find out if the new OS allows for saving apps on the SD cards. I recall reading something about it when they were detailing the OS 6.1 leaked info.

I have a Torch 9800

The only thing you are allow to it save the apps to SD card but they have to be installed on the phone memory in order to run, the app as far as i know and i experimented they cant run or start from your SD card, it gives me an error Unable to find javalng..??.

So the only way it is to save the app on SD card then install it on the phone, but usually after and as far as i know after DL the app to phone and when the Installing process begins the app will be deleted from phone memory after Reboot/Reset.

4GB built-in, non-upgradable storage + up to 32GB microSD card = up to 36GB total storage capacity. If it comes with 8GB built-in, non-upgradable storage, then adding a 32GB card would make a total of 40GB storage.

The 9810 is very tempting; looks great (except the back cover).

I could almost choose it over the 9900 (almost), but not gonna. Gotta have the iconic BB Bold, to replace my aging 9700.

Oh please let this come in some other color besides blah or I shall be forced to pony up an arm and a leg to send it to colorware...

How come there's no NFC on this device? It should be there!

Guess I'll have to go back to my "RIM pulling features out of a hat" theory on this one. LOL!

Now I'm torn between this one and the 9900 Bold. UGH!


I believe I would be an early adopter of one of these phones... still torn btw d torch 2, torch touch, & bold touch (i'm currently a torch user, and I love d convenience of d relatively large screen & slide-out physical keypad). I hope I won't be disappointed cos these phones look like they absolutely rock. However, I keep wondering why RIM has not introduced front facing cameras yet... This is a really important and one of the very essential features they keep missing out on... Others such as 4G, even faster (dual core processors), mobile hot-spot capabilities, etc are also important, but the exclusion of front-facing cameras is absolutely irritating. Maybe they're saving these features for the QNX enabled super phones... I hope they'd drop in the near future.

just wanna check...i didn't see these info anywhere in the specs...for 9900 they where there

Accelerometer/Magnetometer Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), Digital Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity Sensor

So does that mean it's not in 9810?

Couple things.. I just ordered this phone.. Can someone answer definitively what the deal is with the app memory, and the total on-board memory. Says 8gb, expandable to 32gb, which as others have posted, does not make much sense.. Mine comes in the mail in a few days, so I suppose time will tell. Also, from several of the videos I have watched, it looks like the micro usb port for charging, may be smaller than the one on my current BB Bold. If so, that would be quite lame as I already have a plethora of charging equipment for my current blackberry. I also heard somewhere that the headphone jack on this phone is virtually garbage and is quick to become unusable. If this is true, then I worry I made a mistake. I get my phone through my company, so it is not as though I had much in the way of choices. No android or Iphone possibilities. My intention though, is to use this phone as my 1 and only device. No longer have a separate mp3 player, etc.. If the headphone jack is as bad as I have heard, then that will be a severe disappointment..