1. Dodger52's Avatar
    We've already seen the teardown from Isuppli we're althoug they didn't go into specificis regarding the CPU, they claimed that the processor was the same as in the 9700.

    I've don alot of research finding out more about the CPU in the torch and i've finally found out.

    THE PROCESSOR IN THE TORCH IS THE NEW Marvell PXA940.
    This processor wil probably just like it's older sibling the PXA935 be built using the 45 nm manufacturing process. This would also explain why although the torch uses alot more energy (the bigger thouch screen) more intensive graphic use (pinch to zoom etc...) and having a smaller battery than for instance the bold, it get's acceptable battery life.
    (source)
    Blackberry Torch 9800 - Teardown : TechInsights

    It is also faster; when boot times of the 9800 en 9700 both running OS6 are compared the 9800 is up to 1,8 times faster:
    Last edited by Dodger52; 11-13-10 at 06:04 AM.
    11-13-10 05:08 AM
  2. homer1475's Avatar
    Processor specs are for people who really need to convince themselves that they made the right decision on buying the torch and not buying a higher end processor in an android. Most People who use a BB could care less about what processor they have, as long as their BB works.
    11-13-10 05:56 AM
  3. Dodger52's Avatar
    And what is wrong with convincing people?
    And what i find really akward that all techblogs including for instance Cnet have been telling untrue facts about the torch.
    11-13-10 05:57 AM
  4. homer1475's Avatar
    Maybe a different named processor but still has the same mhz speed. I think that's why they all say its the same.
    11-13-10 06:02 AM
  5. Dodger52's Avatar
    Maybe a different named processor but still has the same mhz speed. I think that's why they all say its the same.
    Yes that might be the reason but if you work at a renowed tech blog like for instance Cnet, you should get the fact's right for example the Core 2 duo P8400 and the Core I3-350 both work art. 2.26 Ghz but they are not the same either.

    When you are a journalist making claims you should have evidence to back those claims.
    11-13-10 06:10 AM
  6. Dodger52's Avatar
    And i never thought my torch was slow it's just as fast maybe even faster as the iphone, at least the 3GS
    11-13-10 08:45 AM
  7. Masahiro's Avatar
    Well I think it's an interesting post. Thanks for that. I wonder if the 9780 has the slightly upgraded processor... In retrospect, the boot time of this phone seemed much faster than any other BlackBerry, but I assumed it was due to OS6.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-13-10 10:11 AM
  8. Dodger52's Avatar
    Well nobody really took al look at the hardware of the 9780 yet.
    But, the internal RIM 9780 Slides at BGR did mention that the processor has changed compared to the 9700.
    Source:
    Picture 806 Album 1 Gallery 55 Gallery | BGR

    And BGR put the 9700 and 9780 head to head comparing boot times and the 9780 won by miles keep in mind they both ran OS6
    Source:
    BlackBerry Bold 9780 hands on! | BGR
    11-13-10 11:34 AM
  9. antiguangenius's Avatar
    who cares if its a quad or octo core as long as it works not like you could install apple os on it.... the os is tweaked for the cpu, most times its the software that makes the unit operate crappy.....
    11-13-10 02:53 PM
  10. Dodger52's Avatar
    Wel apparently a lot of people do care, given the fact that a lot of tech blogs haven written that they really didn't like "the fact" "that there were no hardware upgrades in the torch. WICH THERE WERE!
    11-13-10 05:44 PM
  11. gbsn's Avatar
    FYI, the 9700 in the video is on OS5 while the torch is on OS6. OS6 is tweaked a bit more than OS5 in terms of startup speed so... In addition, any currently available OS6 build for the 9700 is not better than the builds available for the 9800 in terms of stability and speed, since its practically a ported "trimmed down" version of the 9780 still facing issues.

    So, when there is a good OS6 build for the 9700, i hope they make another video comparing. Because as of right now, these two videos are useless =D
    Last edited by gbsn; 11-13-10 at 06:44 PM.
    11-13-10 06:14 PM
  12. papped's Avatar
    Wow, where's the android trolls that usually swarm to posts like this...
    11-13-10 06:20 PM
  13. homer1475's Avatar
    Wow, where's the android trolls that usually swarm to posts like this...
    Staying away possibly? Or just none on yet.
    11-13-10 06:22 PM
  14. Dodger52's Avatar
    FYI, the 9700 in the video is on OS5 while the torch is on OS6. OS6 is tweaked a bit more than OS5 in terms of startup speed so... In addition, any currently available OS6 build for the 9700 is not better than the builds available for the 9800 in terms of stability and speed, since its practically a ported "trimmed down" version of the 9780 still facing issues.

    So, when there is a good OS6 build for the 9700, i hope they make another video comparing. Because as of right now, these two videos are useless =D
    You're right i wasn't paying attention wen putting sources up okay another peace of evidence then.

    When you compare the boot time of this Torch taking 1:25 to boot up:


    To this 9700 running OS6 taking more than 1:50 to boot up:
    11-14-10 04:48 AM
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