BlackBerry Torch 9850/60 has Adreno 205 GPU
BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ MDP MSM8655
For all those nay-sayers that think the BlackBerry is “still dated” or has not evolved, here is the proof right on the product page:
A screenshot to whet the appetite.
Something great is happening at RIM … they’ve let those that have no faith in the company go – internally and let the real die-hards finally design, build, and craft a super performer for the modern BB user.
Those of you that are NOT aware of the competitive prowess of this cpu+gpu combination … take a look at the reviews of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. Although this incredible smartphone did NOT possess the power of a dual-core cpu – like the Motorola Atrix, and other HTC, Samsung and LG devices that quickly followed its early April debut – this performed just about all tasks equally well and at many times better. Why?! Because their engineers granted this light, sleek, sexy device efficient API code use to use features offered and available by the core Android OS. It’s UI doesn’t plant its dirty hooks into the core of the OS.
Now if you think of efficient code – from the radio stack to the GUI – imagine an efficient, powerful, and yet augmentable code base in the OS that is meant to be extensible from the ground up … deeps hooks are welcome yet not required. Look at WikiTude application which runs better, offers more features, and is better integrated for a completely immersive end user experience … THEN you’ll understand whats at the heart of the Torch 9850/9860 and why it deserves the Torch name … not something we all are happy to forget about.
It’ll take some very brave early adopters making some Bold moves – pun intended – to try out this Torch … but with virtual-keyboard shortcuts that are right at home on the BlackBerry OS … they’ll come away pleasantly surprised with a multimedia powerhouse with efficient tools to get the work day done, and ready to play right after. This can be your BMW motocross – in elegant street briefcase attachment ready to be shunned for Dakar rallying or the Suzuki GSX-R ready to tear it up after business hours.