HI people . I am writing a full review of my blackberry experience. I purchased a torch about 4 days back and I have to say that I love this beauty.
I have used before Iphone 3g, bb 9700, and many more bt this baby has everything packed in one :
1. Excellent looks, everyone who see's this phone , wants to buy it for themselves.
2. Perfect combination for a young minded entrpeneur , it has great business features as expected from blackberry but apart from that , the Touchscreen , BB messenger and the facebook gives you a unique experience on torch.
3. People who say that the battery life iS bad , I don't know what do they expect from a phone which has a bright capacitive touchscreen and connectivity through edge all the times, bb never sleeps, One whole day with all the phone calls and surfing facebok, emails is enough for me, its like any other phone which I have nought in the past.
4. Those who crib about the price, should try to compare the price with other unlocked phone's prices, I got this phone in India for Rs 27000 but without the bill, but being a blackberry I trust their technology, and saved 5000 bucks.
5, Video quality, touchscreen and the audio is perfect for me.
6. The only thing I dint liked about this phone was the camera, it is very normal, doesn't seem to be a five mega pixel camera at all, bt I cn do without a camera in a phone , I have a SLR canon to take care of that.
My opinion , buy this phone if you can't avoid BB Services and want to experience all the features of phones like Iphone and others. Otherwise go for Nokia N8 or Iphone 4g.
Ciao. Hope to receive your comments on this full detailed review, I hope it helps everyone out there who's trying to buy this phone.
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2010Surely the best source of information would be your network or phone provider, then if they ad... moreYeah, sadly the reps don't know that much. And they can't let me test out the email client without activating the phone. That's why I'm asking people who have used it. I'm not in a rush to buy it, so I can wait for the answer. Thanks anyway.
JRF, 12 Dec 2010I currently own a Storm 9550 and am about to move from Mexico to the USA and will be getting a... moreSurely the best source of information would be your network or phone provider, then if they advise you incorrectly, unlike on a forum, you will have some recourse.
I currently own a Storm 9550 and am about to move from Mexico to the USA and will be getting a new phone. My current favorite is the HTC Evo 4G with Sprint, but I've always loved my BlackBerry Curve and Storm. So, I might get a White or Red Torch. My only question is about email, currently my HTML email doesn't download images automatically (even though I have it set to). Apparently it's for "security". Does BB6 download them automatically? If not, then I'll be getting and Android device or the iPhone 4. Thanks for any replies!
I have read reviews that the torch gets heated up after talking on the phone for more then 5 minutes, not intending to make fun of the name "torch" but is this true? cause my conversations tends to last quite long.
Imanmanan, 11 Dec 2010ExactlyThanx sir ^^
Oh one more thing i heard that many users talk about the joint of the phone is not really good, it went loose in
2 weeks time
Wats sir opinion about this
How will the blackberry torch screen, colours and contrast compare to the htc desire Z? I fiddled around with my friend's htc desire HD and it looked awesome, was wondering if the torch will look as good?
imanmanan, 11 Dec 2010yes. can edit too. but doesnt support protected documents with password. it cannot create new ... moreThanx sir...
Is that mean i can open document from torch
After that can edit and save to the file again?
lee, 10 Dec 2010Hi guys For you who has torch Is the torch come with doc viewer or doc edit? Thnxyes. can edit too. but doesnt support protected documents with password. it cannot create new file. but just open any file, delete everything in it and save as.
i have had a bb 8900 for over 16 months and its been brilliant
i have now just refreshed the softwere and ever since there has been a problem with my handset and now its not turning on it gets stuck on the network providers logo when rebooted and i cant do anything i have tryed to hard reboot and reboot in safe mode and nothing is working pls help if you can
For you who has torch
Is the torch come with doc viewer or doc edit?
should i buy this or go to bb 9780??
and how is the battery life in this phone??
i just received my Torch yesterday & i wasted no time in fiddling w/ the settings & transfering info over from my Bold, via the DM.
1st & foremost, if any1 has preconceived perceptions of any other models or phone make, u need to compare apple to apple, cant quite compare apple to blackberry (pardon the pun). they're both built for different specifics.
on the whole, the look & feel of the Torch looks a lil more sleek than all other blackberry models, despite its size, it's physically slightly slimmer than the Bold 9000. the interface & transitions may seem a lil rigid, but that's 1 of the many things i actually appreciate in the Torch.
i was quite impressed by the definition & clarity of the screen when trying out the media player/video. but i guess the audio lacks the reverb & sound depth (perhaps due to the compact composition).
camera taking clarity & the different setting available makes it a lot handier for amatuer photography, especially when travel journaling & sharing pics on social network mediums.
i've all along been a fan of qwerty keypads, but it takes a little getting used to, on the touch screen keyboard. alternating between input languages is also very comprehensive, and is a breeze to make the selection. otherwise, the shortcut keys gives you the previous alternate input language. having the luxury of an on screen keyboard, there's literally no need of modifiying the physical keyboard.
with just a few touches & tweaks on the settings via the easy accesses on the homepage, i'm really impressed that i didnt have to refer to the user guide at all.
so far, i've yet to push the limits & punish the specs, to see how valid the ratings are, but this ive a feeling i wont be disappointed.
amrbpc, 09 Dec 2010I am using this phone for one week it is great but I can not download google maps I can not do... morei just received my Torch yesterday, the blackberry maps is already onboard. i've also downloaded googlemaps on my Torch too.
michelle, 08 Dec 2010step by step where is the blackberry messenger on 9800 torchim not going by step by step but on the home screen look for instant messaging folder. click it and BBM should be inside.