The following is my brief review of the new Blackberry Torch 9800 for AT&T. Before I get started let me review my rating system. To keep this simplistic as possible I have used a rating system of Excellent, Good, Poor.
Phone Hardware Size: Excellent, fits in pocket
Screen Size: Excellent, perfect for users. Note, the size difference between Torch and iPhone or Droid is over stated. The quality is more than comparable.
Screen Quality: Excellent, clarity and colors are great
Ease of Use: Excellent, out of the box was no problem at all.
Voice Quality Heard: Excellent
Voice Quality Spoken: Excellent to the far end, but there seems to be a bio-feedback issue to the user of the Torch. This issue is not considered to be a decision breaker.
Picture Quality: Excellent, I have tried outside and inside and all photos look great.
Video Quality: Excellent, surprised me with how good it looks.
Picture & Video Upload to Web: Excellent, fast and easy
Touch Screen for keyboard: Good, personally not a fan of any touch screen key board, but that is just my preference (and do to the fact I have meat hooks for hands.) Thus I got the Torch with the slider key board.
Touch Screen Maneuvering: Excellent
Slider Keyboard: Excellent, though a little small. It took a day or two to get used to but delivers like the curve or bold.
Wi-Fi: Excellent, found my home wi-fi in seconds and I was off and running after adding my security to it.
Pre-installed applications: Excellent, perfect for Enterprise users and social media folks.
Overall Review: I found the Blackberry Torch 9800 to be an excellent phone with a lot of great improvements over the Curve and Bold. I highly recommend this phone to business users, text junkies, people who send lots of personal emails and need internet access.