Things are getting serious now, with just four smart phones left in the running. Today we have the BlackBerry Torch facing off against the HP Pre 3. Fans of the BlackBerry OS and champions of webOS will have to duke it out to see which handset makes it to the finals.
Though it was released last summer on AT&T, the BlackBerry Torch beat out the recent Editor’s Choice-winning Samsung Galaxy S 4G by more than 200 votes. The handset runs BlackBerry 6, the latest version of RIM’S OS, which sports a sleek interface with multiple home screens. There’s also a convenient Social Feed app that aggregates your Facebook, RSS, and Twitter updates. On the hardware front, the Torch has a 3.2-inch, 480 x 360 touchscreen, a microUSB port, and a 5-megapixel camera that shot crisp images in our hands-on time.
In another upset, the HP Pre 3 (which is not even out till this summer) defeated the Motorola Atrix 4G. Raking in almost 500 more votes than its competitor, the Pre 3 sports a 3.6-inch, 800 x 480 screen, dual cameras, and a large, comfortable keyboard. Though a carrier has yet to be announced for this phone, webOS fans are certainly anticipating the device’s arrival. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out our hands-on gallery of the Pre 3.