Anonymous, 11 Feb 2012They Say torch 9800 has a battery that stays for 2 days with a lot of talk time
Is dat right ... moreThe battery life issue seems to be a hot topic here :-)
I've seen some other people complaint about the battery life of the BB-9800 but when I go through them, they are not many having this problem, so I guess it is a matter of "fine tuning" the options of the phone to get the most out of the battery.
I'm getting almost 2 full days out of mine (8 months old) and I have 3 active emails, facebook, news feeds on all the time plus switching bluetooth whenever I'm driving and very little use of the maps during the day. I also check some internet pages from time to time during the day using 3G/2G as it is available, and WiFi at night when I'm back home.
So I'd give the BB-9800 battery a high mark (if not full) compared to other high end models from other manufactures (namely in my case, iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy SII). they might have better options in other fields, but in the battery life department, the onyl device that managed to beat the BB-9800 is Nokia N8 (which is in my book the best ever made mobile phone regardless of the attack on Symbian OS, but that's not the topic here).
One of the strange things that made a difference while I was searching for the best tuning for the battery was switching off the auto time update (which I don't think many people actually need it as it is handy only if you are the kind of person that usually has breakfast in a certain time zone then catch a plane for a business lunch in another time zone, and again get on the plane to catch some late night show in a third one) :-) But seriously, it made a difference and I have no explanation to it at all.
The bottom line, BB-9800 has a great battery if it is tuned properly to your actual use.
artist, 24 Jan 2012it has 2 main bad things...
1- u can not selectively mark photos.
2 - u can not save ur phon... moreDear friend...
1) You actually CAN make multiple photos selection. Go the gallery that you want, choose "select" from the menu and you'll notice that each photo (or video) icon will now have a small square in the top left side, from here you can either select the ones you want by touching them or using the track pad to move to each one and pressing it.
2) For the contact save to the memory card, I would not recommend doing this even if you found a third party software that can do it. I have several devices and tried to do that (just for the purpose of checking) and it's a mixed bag result, it works some times (mostly with Nokia devices) and fails many others (Android messes the transfer and iPhone 4S doesnt read the file from the first place). I have also tried doing a bluetooth sync and had the same results (but with the iPhone, is didn't even pair with the BB as a data transfer device). Bluetooth syn also worked with my Garmin car navigator fine, but when I tried to sync with built in car phone it took only the "mobile" number field, the other numbers assigned to the contacts (like the home and office numbers) were skipped. So again, better do it through the computer sync using Outlook or windows contacts as a common ground as many different OS mobiles are communicating with these software better than directly between mobile phones.
I have this phone, and no you can not update it to OS7, also this guy is right. Blackberry Torch 9800 supports only 3.6 MBs HSDPA (high speed download), and it does not support HSUPA (high speed upload). Max speed is arround 300kbs. Informations stated in this review are not correct. Also on official website you can find this:
Tri-Band 3G UMTS network: 2100/1900/850/800
Quad-band GSM/GPRS networks:
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2012This phone does not have HSUPA (high speed upload), only 3.6 MBs HSDPA and max upload is 384 kbs!!!Sharap. Rim says its 7.2mbps, check their website you ignoramus.
BTW set up the memory cleaning function under options -security - advanced setting - memory cleaning and set the parameters you prefer. I have it set to 20 minutes and idle. This will clean out your memory routinely and ensure a faster unit.
Hello, had this phone for almost a year and its great. Very reliable with very good battery time from the unit. My use I would say is standard (call, internet, email, messaging). I have upgraded the software to the latest 188.8.131.523. This software is very nice. In terms of performance its very solid and fairly quick at tasks. There is the occasional small hang up for a few seconds but its normal this is normal for any smart phone. Camera and video are good quality. You will need to tweak the settings from factory to optimize the battery and software performance just check Google for these tips. I would recommend this phone as a great buy.
Hey I have got this phone. If you do not buy the data, the internet won't work...that is the only trouble Iam facing...
This phone does not have HSUPA (high speed upload), only 3.6 MBs HSDPA and max upload is 384 kbs!!!
Please help i have lost all my pics and videos on my 9800 BB touch, I cnanot enjoy ma phone anymore
To be able to view my store webcam, can I use my blackberry, and if this is so, what program do I need to down load? thanks