BlackBerry Torch 9800 vs BlackBerry Bold 9700

9800 vs 9700

FeaturesBlackberry Bold 9700Blackberry Torch 9800
Wireless email
Camera3.2MP5.0 MP
Video recording
BlackBerry® Maps
Media player
Corporate data access
GPS1 1
Height4.29″/109mmClosed: 4.37”/111mm Open: 5.83″/148mm
Touch screen
KeyboardFull QWERTYFull slide-out QWERTY + on-screen keyboard: portrait SureType®, Multi-tap and QWERTY, landscape QWERTY
Keyboard backlighting
3.5mm stereo headset capable
Headset jack
Integrated earpiece/ microphone
Built-in speakerphone
Bluetooth® technologyBluetooth v2.1 Mono/Stereo Headset, Hands free, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) and Serial Port Profile Supported, Bluetooth Stereo Audio (A2DP/AVCRP), DUNBluetooth v2.1 + EDR; Headset, Handsfree, Serial Port Profile, Stereo Audio (A2DP/AVCRP), SIM Access Profile, Dial-up Networking and Messaging Access Profile
Rating for hearing aids (PDF)M3/T3M3, T3 (open position only)
Video format supportMPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.263, WMVH.264, H.263, MPEG4, WMV3
Audio format supportMP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+WMAMP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMV, Flac, Ogg Vorbis
DisplayHigh-resolution 480×360 pixel color display3.2” HVGA+ display (480×360 pixel)
Transmissive TFT LCD
Font size (user selectable)
Color display
Light sensing screen
Polyphonic/MIDI ringtones
MP3 ringtones
Vibrate mode
LED indicator
Standby timeGSM – up to 21 days/504 hours, UMTS – up to 17 days/408 hoursGSM® – up to 18 days, UMTS – up to 14 days
Talk timeGSM: up to 6 hours, UMTS: up to 6 hoursGSM – up to 5.5 hours, UMTS – up to 5.8 hours
Music playback timeup to 38 hoursup to 30 hours
Video playback timeup to 6 hours
Expandable memory – support for microSD card
Expandable memory – support for hot swappable microSD card, SDHC supported
Onboard memory256MB4 GB
Flash memory256MB512 MB
Included media card4 GB
RIM® wireless modem
Tethered modem capability
Works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Microsoft® Exchange
Works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for IBM® Lotus® Domino®
Works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®
Integrates with an existing enterprise email account
Integrates with existing personal email account
Integrates with optional new device account
USB cable
Wall charger
Stereo headset
Carrying case
Password protection and screen lock
Password protection and keyboard lock
Sleep mode
Support for AES or Triple DES encryption when integrated with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
Optional support for S/MIME
FIPS validation
Carrier, AT&T, Bell, Best Buy (AT&T), Cincinnati Bell, LetsTalk, Mobilicity, Rogers Wireless, T-Mobile, TELUS, WIND Mobile, WireflyGet Updates
Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
Dual-band 900/1800 MHz GSM/GPRS networks
2100 MHz UMTS networks
North America: 850 MHz GSM/GPRS networks
North America: 1900MHz GSM®/GPRS networks
Europe/Asia Pacific: 1800MHz GSM/GPRS networks
Europe/Asia Pacific: 900MHz GSM/GPRS networks
EDGE networks
HSDPA networks
UMTS/HSPA networks: 2100 MHz
UMTS/HSPA 1700/2100 MHz

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  1. Good comparison. Thank you.
    can i use skype (call/video call), twitter, face book and blog on blackberry touch 9800? Does the touch screen keyboard rotate as i change position?

    Can do multi tasking on screen? What is the actual screen size available for watching videos and is it HD and focus infinity?
    Is it true that blackberry charges for every update and applications unlike for Nokia N8 where everything is inclusive?
    And also most of the smartphones come with ready to use all popular applications as u activate your device. Is it true that blackberry is not like that?

    this is for a teenage electronic engineering student in the UK. She is used to symbian os and now want to swich to good smartphone device and os.
    She loves music. How much memory available for this purpose.?
    Is blackberry touch 9800 is a good choice. She loves touch screen.

    Please help me. very urgent

    thank you

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