If you want a business phone get a BB if you want a gadget get an iPhone. RIM doesn't waste it's time with gimmicks and quirky bits and pieces. it is just a full blown, full on real business phone.
RIM - you need to fix the following points to make a great business phone
1) Change the slider direction to side as this makes the phone huge
2) S AMOLED Required
3) Dual SIM required
4) Touch , QWERTY + Stylus input required
5) Front facing camera required
6) xEON fLASH
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2010Jeez...another idiot (BBBoy).
> In reply to BBBoy @ 2010-07-30 22:07 from IB8Y
624 mhz ... moreRim is going realy good becouse
On mobile its not necessary
To have 1gh procesor, if campare
To other operting sys blackberry
Os 6. Is much faster
I am I like this phone
* The hardware (casing, build quality, feel) is typical RIM — it’s great. Very solid, actually a bit heavy, but a very good feel. The sliding mechanism is top notch.
* The software is typical RIM — uninspired, old, clunky sometimes, and cluttered. Even with the new UI elements in OS 6, we experienced choppiness in the web browser, hangs navigating between screens, and a general feeling of well… claustrophobia on occasion. The simplified BlackBerry now sort of feels like too much has been added without thinking of the ramifications.
* The keyboard is perfect — just like a Bold 9700, and it seems to not be dug in the slider mechanism, unlike the Palm Pre.
* The internals of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 are disappointing. From the 624MHz CPU to only 512MB of RAM, to (sorry, confused RAM with built-in storage) the 1300mAh battery, it has us a little worried as it feels like the hardware is pushed to the max. On a brand new phone. That’s not even out yet.
* The screen is laughable. For a company that is always “planning three years out” they surely didn’t get the memo that a 480×360, poor, poor LCD wasn’t going to cut it in 2010. That’s the focal point of the entire device, and it makes you feel outdated out of the gate.
All in all, we came away with mixed emotions. On one hand, OS 6 is a much better UI leap from OS 5 than OS 5 was to OS 4, but it still feels a bit not thought out. On the other hand, the device seems like it will continue to excel at specific functions, mainly email, any sort of text-based messaging, etc. My personal thought so far is: this is a stop gap device for current BlackBerry users… and that’s an issue. iPhone 4 or recent Android owners won’t be lusting after the 9800, and that’s never a good thing.
Regarding the design, I feel sharper edges would have looked better. And I'd prefer the back to be like that found in the 9700.
wow. this should be the best bb...i think im gonna trade my hd2 4 this machine...i love it.
dude, 03 Aug 2010you know, just because you don't like blackberry doesn't mean everyone doesn't like blackberry... moreI strongly agree with you.I think BB design is awesome.It does look more like a cellphone than any other and they look elegant too.I think BB should also capitalize on this and make more elegant models plus their new OS.
I presume it is capacitive touch screen. What i think going to be a deterrent in this ANDROID and BADA era is its price. BB is known for premium pricing and if this is the case here it would not work because if galaxy s can give you 4 inch screen with better features for 28000/- who would go for BB at same or higher price point.
BBBoy, 30 Jul 2010This phone has a 1.2 ghz processor. (Confirmed by RIM's employee) Unbelievableno it got a 520 Mhz processor only
Ok guys,I realise that compared to the nexus one, iphone4 and galaxy s, the torch's specs dont really match up. But would you guys be able to give me your opinion on whats better and why:Blackberry torch, iphone 3gs, or Motorola Milestone(not the xt720)
BBBoy, 30 Jul 2010This phone has a 1.2 ghz processor. (Confirmed by RIM's employee) UnbelievableNo it doesn't... its only 624 mhz
Cant wait until I got one in my hand, i've been waiting for it long time
it's hsdpa 3.6 mpbs n the processor is 624 mhz..i read from the other website..
dennis woo, 03 Aug 2010Does it comes with a stylus? I REALLY REALLY hope it comes with a stylus. Please...please...pl... moreIt wont. Stylus are stuff from the past. but why would you want an stylus when applications slide up/down/left/right and the icons became bigger so you could press them with your fingers easily. Stylus are anoying because you need to take them in/out and they take space from the phone. (Not worth it).
BBBoy, 30 Jul 2010This phone has a 1.2 ghz processor. (Confirmed by RIM's employee) Unbelievablenope its an 600MHz processor the same as the old iphone 3gs
Ahem... Did anyone notice the navigation touchpad?
Why do you need that when it is a touch screen device? Duh.....
3G at 384 kbps is too sloooow....
The Bold 9700 has 3.6Mps.
Someone at RIM fell asleep.....