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BlackBerry Torch

Boasting a Smartphone makeover, the newest BlackBerry incorporates all the same elements that made this phone an all-time favorite, with new features that are adept for socially connected consumers and business consumers alike. The optical trackpad and full QWERTY keyboard, for example, let the lover of the old-fashioned smart phone navigate effortlessly, while the touch screen appeals to his more youthful counterparts. Other features include the new BlackBerry 6 Operating system with expanded messaging capabilities that simplify the management of social networking, social media feed, tabbed web browsing, a 5-megapixel camera with continuous autofocus, and built-in GPS and Wi-Fi.

And for users who enjoy communicating primarily through SMS and MMS, the new Text Messages application is sure to be a dream, with a new “reply all” functionality that enables its use for up to 10 contacts, as well as a Locations feature that lets users easily search points of interest with the ability to insert the information into a message. Together, these new features enable the user to arrange group meetings easily by sending one message to many friends, “discussing together where to meet and then sending a map—all in one threaded conversation.” — Veronica Rodriguez