Blackberry is one of the most renowned companies of all times ever since their two way pager, the 850, made its debut in Munich, Germany in 1999. Later on around 2003 the very first Blackberry mobile device was introduced which made a big difference in the cell phone industry, only to begin the reign of Blackberry. Now in 2012, Blackberry is known all across the globe and are continuously reproducing newer yet better mobile handsets. In August of 2011, Blackberry released their newest edition of the Torch, the new and improved Blackberry Torch 9860.
Designed for pleasure, the 9860 features a TFT capacitive screen which has 16 M colors in a 3.7 inch (252 ppi pixel density) display. The phone has a 5 MP camera mounted to the back with the ability to use auto-focus, geo tagging for the location of the picture taken, continuous auto-focus, face detection and image stabilization. It also has a 720p video recorder which has the ability to post on social integrated networks such as Facebook or YouTube as well as sharing with friends and family. Because of the 2592×1944 pixel density the photo and video quality are exceptional and may be sharpened by use of the mentioned features, such as image stabilization, to further diminish the excessive blur.
Blackberry’s operating system concluded an upgrade to the 9860’s OS 7 in 2013, where a newer version, OS 10, will be released and be available for upgrading. However the OS 7 is deemed to be acceptable running the CPU’s speed at 1.2 GHz using the Qualcomm 8655 edition. Using specific built in sensors such as proximity meter, accelerometer and compass, allows various games and applications to be much more enjoyable and appropriate. Playing a racing game, for example, such as Need for Speed will require the use of an accelerometer making the gameplay seem closer to using an actual steering wheel. Practice makes perfect and most simulation games are not only fun but may also help in real-life situations.
File formats, for some mobile devices, are a continuous headache due to converting to a compatible file format for each media file. For this reason, Blackberry’s 9860 reads music formats such as MP3, WMA, WAV, eAAC+ and FIAC whereas the video compatibilities are DivX, XviD, MP4, WMV, H.263 and H.264 file types. For storage, the initial phone memory is composed of 768 MB RAM and holds up to 4GB of media whether its documents, applications, games, music, photos or videos. In addition, the 9860 also consists of a built-in GPS navigation system supporting Blackberry maps and works much smoother using the 3G network data service.
With these and many other tools as well as main cell phone services such as call, SMS, MMS, E-mail, web and instant messaging, Blackberry evidently shows their great knowledge and ability to further increase the entertainment, style, core and functionality as well as minor areas and tools to match both trendiness and intelligence. Of course we shall indeed see future enhancements of their equipment beginning with the new Blackberry OS 10, as mentioned, in 2013.