The BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 is RIM's latest entry into the world of touchscreen QWERTY keyboard-less phones. Though many great examples of this type of phone exist from other manufacturers, RIM appears to be struggling to adapt to that world—the new Torch is passable, but lacking in several ways when compared to other phones on different platforms available on the same carriers for the same price.
The Torch is a nice-looking phone, with a front that curves at the top and bottom toward the flat, rubberized back. The sides are also curved, and the phone feels very comfortable to hold either vertically or horizontally. It’s fairly thick at 0.45 inches, and feels solid, but not too heavy at 4.76 ounces.