The BlackBerry Torch 9850 has specs that mirror the fantastic BlackBerry Bold 9900 pretty closely: A 1.2GHz processor, 3.7-inch touch display sporting a 800 x 480-pixel resolution, a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus, 768MB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage. It's also pretty slim, at 11.5-millimeters thin.

The design of the Torch 9850 could have been incredible, but RIM counters most of the sleek styling with noise and distractions. The front of the device is one big beautiful black slab that runs from the top of the smartphone all the way to the bottom. It's like this sheet of touch sensitivity has been perfectly stretched over this awesomely designed facade ... but it gets interrupted by hideous hardware buttons that look completely out of place. Even worse: the buttons don't perform very well.

Last updated September 15 2011: 11:13 AM ET
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