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BlackBerry Torch Gets Torn Apart, Photographed

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 21 comments

If you're intrigued by RIM's latest smartphone, the BlackBerry Torch, then we've got a treat for you: gory shots of the device's insides!

Announced earlier this week and launching on August 12, the BlackBerry Torch packs BlackBerry 6, a 5 megapixel cam with flash, full QWERTY on a portrait slider, 802.11n, 4GB of storage along with a 4GB microSD card, 512MB of ROM and 512MB RAM, and a 480x360 3.2-inch touchscreen display.

The nice people over at CrackBerry have sacrificed an early BlackBerry Torch unit to the tech gods and given the device the full teardown treatment. Click through to see the full gallery of tear down photos.

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    geof2001 , August 7, 2010 2:13 AM
    @willgart Somewhere you can't short it out.
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    willgart , August 7, 2010 1:47 AM
    where is the antena ? ;) 
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    dogofwars , August 7, 2010 1:37 AM
    Oh yeah, sorry I like BlackBerry ;) 
  • 10 Hide
    willgart , August 7, 2010 1:47 AM
    where is the antena ? ;) 
  • 14 Hide
    geof2001 , August 7, 2010 2:13 AM
    @willgart Somewhere you can't short it out.
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    Pyroflea , August 7, 2010 2:47 AM
    There should definitely be an "NSFW" warning in the title of this article :D 
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    eddieroolz , August 7, 2010 2:58 AM
    Damn, that's a lot of parts!
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    dEAne , August 7, 2010 3:08 AM
    I thanks tom for doing this.
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    damiano13mg , August 7, 2010 4:29 AM
    quality.
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    aaron686 , August 7, 2010 5:01 AM
    Ahhh teardowns...the geek's porn!
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    bachok83 , August 7, 2010 5:33 AM
    @aaron686, OMG.. that's what i was thinking !!! was just about to post to fb :) 
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    rohitbaran , August 7, 2010 8:18 AM
    So now they will extract gold from it! :p 
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    wishmaster12 , August 7, 2010 1:24 PM
    they will be lucky if they can still put it back together!
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    serkol , August 7, 2010 2:38 PM
    Lots of parts. Should be expensive to manufacture.
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    fancarolina , August 7, 2010 6:11 PM
    You told us all of the vital stats about it except for what kind of processor it uses. What kind of breakdown doesn't bother to tell me that?
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    keither5150 , August 7, 2010 6:40 PM
    I hope they let us know how to hold it.
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    jrharbort , August 7, 2010 10:10 PM
    You know you need a new PC when a phone has as much memory as your computer does. I still know a few people who run a Pentium 4 or an Athlon 64 with 512MB of memory.
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    hemelskonijn , August 7, 2010 11:01 PM
    Well yeah ... but ... can it run android ?
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    scrumworks , August 8, 2010 7:50 AM
    I bet you can easily torch that device (what a stupid name).
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    hythos , August 8, 2010 8:36 AM
    jrharbortYou know you need a new PC when a phone has as much memory as your computer does. I still know a few people who run a Pentium 4 or an Athlon 64 with 512MB of memory.


    Until a year ago, I had no idea my cousin + uncle were still playing Everquest on the P3's I built for them in 2001/2...

    But on-topic - What do we know about the Storm3? I have a Storm1 that's still working great, but will very soon under-go the knife and transform into something else ;)  I plan to skip the Storm2 because I don't like the on-screen integrated buttons. And for the keypad of the torch: it's not for me...
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    TheGreatGrapeApe , August 8, 2010 3:13 PM
    More important that the Torch hardware will be the addition of the Torch-Webkit-based browser in the new OS.

    It's the browser and OS that was lacking in previous generations, not the hardware.

    The Storm could've been a great device but it was saddled with glitchy firmware and a browser worthy of a WinMob5 phone.
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    TheGreatGrapeApe , August 8, 2010 3:20 PM
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    I thanks tom for doing this.


    Actually it was Crackberry that did it. And contrary to Jane's statement, they didn't have to sacrifice a Torch for it, which is stated right in the CB article;

    "..don't normally happen until the new device is available for commercial purchase and somebody is crazy enough to sacrifice it to the tech gods. In the case of the BlackBerry Torch 9800, however, we've already got the goods and nobody had to risk their phone."

    Quote:
    where is the antena ? ;) 


    They also mention: "With all the attention given to attenuation these days you may be curious to see what the Torch's design looks like (hint: it's like a bumper that attaches to the board).."
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