1 BLACKBERRY TORCH 9860
RIM, $799 au.blackberry.com ★★★★ When you think of a BlackBerry smartphone, you undoubtedly think of a phone with a keyboard. This BlackBerry defies its reputation by ditching those keys for a 3.7-inch (9.4cm) touchscreen. It features much more grunt, including a 1.2GHz processor and 768MB RAM, 4GB storage with space for a memory card and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus that outshines that of its Bold big brother. The Torch 9860 also uses the latest BlackBerry 7 OS software that makes selections seamless and searching easy, and it comes is a form that is slender (1.15cm) and narrow. Unfortunately, App World still offers a limited selection and this phone’s mechanical buttons are not as subtle as those of its rivals.