Unboxing My New Toy: Red Blackberry Torch 9800

I shared last week the story behind my being able to air hockey my way to a brand spanking new Blackberry Torch 9800 in Red,  here comes some unboxing photos.

First off, I love that it’s in the exact color the kikay in me would have chosen. Not that I will say no it if it came in the other color it is available in, which is Black. The deep red color is just so me and I cannot me more thrilled to be tinkering my way into getting acquainted with it — which I did in no time!

She’s pretty, right? But don’t be deceived, she’s not all but looks. It is actually the first Blackberry that comes in Blackberry OS Version 6.0

Blackberry Torch 9800 back with sticker instructions

To give you an idea, here’s a quick look at its pretty fierce specifications:

OS: BlackBerry 6.0
Processor: 624 MHz
RAM: 512 MB
Storage: 4 GB built-in + 4 GB microSD (expandable to 32GB)
Display: 3.2-inch 360×480 capacitive touchscreen
Battery: Lithium Ion 1270mAh
Ports: Micro-USB
Weight: 5.68 ounces
Camera: 5.0 megapixels, autofocus, 2x zoom, image stabilization, face detection
Dimensions: 4.37(h) x 2.44(w) x 0.57(d) inches (the height is 5.83 inches when open)
Sensors: GPS, accelerometer
Keyboard: 35-key QWERTY backlit slide-out keyboard; and both portrait and landscape virtual keyboards
Networks: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; UMTS 2100/1900/850/800 MHz
Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth 2.1
Tethering: USB

the accessories that are included inside the box (including manuals and the disc)

Blackberry Torch 9800, back without battery and sim

Tell me now, can another phone be sleeker than this?

Blackberry Torch 9800, slide out Qwerty keyboard is love!

This pretty slider just about solves my issues with touchscreen typing. I love my iPhone all right, but I have always wished I can go back to the ease of texting via my old love, Nokia E63, which happens to have the same color that my brand new baby Blackberry Torch 9800 comes in. I can use the touchscreen on the Torch, if I want too, as well. And to think just moments ago, I was just voicing out how I miss my old kikay phone – my E63, from eons ago. Talk about having the exact things you desire for a phone in one unit!

I so love my new toy and I have this strong feeling that the love affair is going to last a long while. There are just so much to love about it. Yes, beyond the BBM and being forever online via Social Networking sites without spending a centavo more than P299/month! I registered via Smart Blackberry Lite Plans, by the way. The Blackberry Torch 9800 is so neat that I find myself getting hold of it more than my iPhone4 these days. Incidentally, if you’re a Blackberry Fan or soon to be one, you might want to “Like” the Blackberry Pilipinas page on Facebook for updates. 🙂


  1. […] love affair with Blackberry started last year with the Blackberry Torch. Until I had issues with its handling and how it will always slip off my digits, so I switched to […]

  2. Mauie says:

    So kikay nga this phone! The only thing I don’t like about BB is the battery life.

  3. peachkins says:

    Cute phone color!!

  4. how much this BB ?

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