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BlackBerry Torch 9860 (Monza)

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Product Code: BB-T9860
Manufacturer: RIM
Rating: * * * * *

Overview of BlackBerry Torch 9860 (Monza)

With its full touch, 3.7 inch screen the Torch 9860 is the natural successor to the Storm family from BlackBerry. Although it may lack the iconic BlackBerry keyboard, the 9860 makes up for this in sheer design quality and physical appeal.

The 9860 is part of the first range of devices to be powered by the new BlackBerry 7 OS. BlackBerry 7 includes a greatly improved web browser supporting pinch to zoom and HTML5 video as well as the powerful Liquid Graphics interface to breathe new life into your photos, videos, games and apps and keep BlackBerry up to speed with the competition. BlackBerry Balance is also included as a brand new feature to keep your work and personal content streams separated. The ever popular BBM service has now been upgraded to version 6 so it’s never been easier to stay up to date.

All these extras need a power boost and the Torch 9860 helps BlackBerry to join the current range of smartphones with a powerful 1.2 GHz processor and improved graphics processing to keep everything running super smooth. There is also microSD slot, 5 MP camera with HD recording, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi and a 1230 mAh battery to round up the usual Smartphone credentials.

Features of BlackBerry Torch 9860 (Monza)

  • BlackBerry 7 OS
  • 1.2GHz Processor
  • 3.7" Touch Screen
  • Liquid Graphics Interface
  • BlackBerry Balance
  • BlackBerry Messenger 6
  • HD Video Recording b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n & 3G
  • Bluetooth

What's in the box of the BlackBerry Torch 9860 (Monza)?

  • BlackBerry Torch 9860
  • 4GB MicroSD Card
  • Stereo Headphones
  • USB Data/Charge Cable
  • Battery 1230 mAh
  • AC Adapter UK/EU
  • User Documentation
SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemBlackBerry
Custom Skin
Speed1.2 GHz
Dual Core
Quad Core
Expansion Slot Yes
Capacity (Up to)32GB
Internal Storage
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 480 x 800
Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Frequencies900 / 1700 / 2100 MHz
Bluetooth Yes
Version2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
WiFi Yes
VersionIEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Video Out
Facebook Yes
Device Controls
Optical TrackpadOptical Trackpad
Hardware Buttons
Antenna TypeInternal
Built-in SoftwareBlackBerry Maps
Camera Yes
FlashAuto focus w/ LED Flash
Camera Lens
Front Facing Camera
G-Sensor Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass and Gyro Yes
Light Sensor Yes
Formatsmp4, .m4a, .3gp, .m4v, .avi, .asf, .wma, .mp3, .flac, .ogg, .aac, .amr, .wav, .mid, .qcp
Formats.mp4, .m4a, .3gp, .m4v, .avi, .asf, .wmv
Recording720p video recording
Near Field Communication
FM Radio
Capacity1230 mAh
Call Time
GSM4.7 hours
3G6.8 hours
Standby Time
GSM334 hours
3G324 hours
Dimensions4.72 x 2.44 x 0.45 (120 x 62 x 11.5 mm)
Weight 135g

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturers branding.

Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?

It has a standard SIM card slot

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?


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Overall Rating * * * * * 3.5 Stars Good

R Glasson 4th April 2013

Overall Rating
1 Stars Poor

Recommend to a friend? No

"Poor phone, poor battery life, poor OS, only one digital keyboard available which compares badly to android, iOS and Windows 8 mobile equivalents. Provided by employer, good for emails but as a smart phone experience keep away there are far better phones available."

PJ 1st February 2012

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Awesome phone definetly the best blackberry on the market come on you finger freaks get on touchscreen the problem is so many people are to scared to go from the transition of hard keyboard to touchscreen."

Herdy 24th October 2011

Overall Rating
4 Stars Very Good

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Just bought 9860 lastnight, the battery is so poor, but overall is quite good.
Worthed to buy."

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BlackBerry Torch 9860 Delayed Until October 3rd

Unfortunately the release of the BlackBerry Torch 9860 has now been delayed. There’s been a bit of toing and froing with the release date for this one – originally it was due on the 26th September, it was then brought forward to the 19th and has now been moved back to the 3rd October. We […]

The post BlackBerry Torch 9860 Delayed Until October 3rd appeared first on Clove Technology's Blog.

BlackBerry Torch 9860 Hands on Tour & Demo

Here we have a hands on tour of the BlackBerry 9860. Take a look in the following video.

The post BlackBerry Torch 9860 Hands on Tour & Demo appeared first on Clove Technology's Blog.

New BlackBerry Curve & New BlackBerry Torch Now Available to Pre-Order From Clove

We now have the BlackBerry Curve 9360, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 and BlackBerry Torch 9860 (Monza) available to pre-order on the Clove website. At the moment we have indicative pricing, but the prices displayed should be close to launch prices.

The post New BlackBerry Curve & New BlackBerry Torch Now Available to Pre-Order From Clove appeared first on Clove Technology's Blog.

BlackBerry 9810 & 9860 Announced

BlackBerry have today announced two new smartphones that run the new BB OS 7. OS 7 is faster, sleeker and offers a better experience all round but particularly when it comes to graphics, multimedia and gaming. The browser has been improved to load pages faster, make browsing smoother and have more support for different pages. […]

The post BlackBerry 9810 & 9860 Announced appeared first on Clove Technology's Blog.

BlackBerry Touch 9860 (Monaco) Video

The hype is starting to build ahead of the BlackBerry World event next month and now to add to the excitement this video of the BlackBerry Touch 9860 has emerged. Although it is somewhat blurry and narrated in Thai, the clip gives a fairly good demo of the handset in action.

The post BlackBerry Touch 9860 (Monaco) Video appeared first on Clove Technology's Blog.

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