I had a look at this phone today, and offer the following observations. The screen is quite colourful and responsive. The qwerty is too small and seems pointless when the on-screen keyboard allowed faster typing. Some of the menus remain deathly dull. When the favourites bar is up the screen is too crowded. The camera looked pretty good. It seems a complicated phone to use. Price is simply unsustainable for a middle of the range phone.
Too cool , Too expensive
In Saudi Arabia , the eqv. price of the Torch 9800 in USD is $1160
More than iPhone 4
I need some help here guys. I got the torch and i was using the latest version on the desktop manager for the pass weeks. But once i switch my old BB to torch. the tether option on the lower left side is GONE!!! i cant tether with the torch. Anyone can help me on this????
Hi,i couldn't wait for the phone to be launched in South Africa .... had to get 1 from the U.S :) , I think everyone should experince the Torch
I'm using an android smartphone, but I really wanna try using a blackberry like the torch... the simplicity and the qwerty keypad is really desireable :)
esta bueno por que tiene la funcion de abrir varios programas a la vez como la pc, cosa que no todos los bb tienen
well, got mine yesterday. it works great. screen is very responsive and battery can last for 1.5 days for multitasking. but the only problem i have is the package doesn't comes with pouch. not good. other than that is the keyboard. felt more smaller than 9700. if let say RIM gonna develop another mobile just make sure design 1 that looks like bold2 9700 with slimmer, wider with bigger keypads, faster processor and definitely bigger screen than the 9700.
Interesting to note that on GSMarena, the 9670 Oxford from BB is now doing better in the ratings than this endeavour, and the Oxford if a flip phone. Says quite a lot about how the Torch has been received.
Hadi Al-Asheck, 03 Oct 2010Avoid buying touch screen phones from blackberry and thats what i gained from my experience on... more...ur talking rubbish...this is a completely different touch screen experience from the storm and storm 2 its like comparing a tractor to a ferrari.....bet you work in egypt!!!
blackberry disappoint me this time! the best edition is the bold 9700! plz RIM come with a better phone no touchscreen or slide, just make the bold 9700 better with specifications and make it thinner!
Don't know what problems people have with the Tourch, got mine yesterday and there aint anything wrong with it.
Camera is good, internet speed is a massive step up from rim, the multi browser is great, you can save websites on home page like an app. Music quality is great. Loudspeaker is loud (gsmarena must of had a dodgy device when testing) feels very solid. BATTERY LIFE IS GREAT! Don't know what the fuss is about
Avoid buying touch screen phones from blackberry and thats what i gained from my experience on working as a blackberry technical support for Vodafone.
The best Blackberry ever is the 9700
BlackBerry idiots! Come on! you couldn't make a better battery!!! If nokia can do it....
Thats the only reason millions of ppl don't buy phones that have poor battery talk time!
Was excited about this phone until today.....
Finally got to see and feel it. Now if it was 2005 then maybe but it's not it's 2010.
Sorry Blackberry but it's time to move over to Android, Galaxy S here I come.