you all seriously wanna get a grip lol its a great phone, having worked in a phone shop there is no point having a 8 mega pixel camera unless you have a good screen and the pixels are higher than an i phone and the samsung galaxy s 2 with my partner has got, as for an i phone they are not very strong check out the video on gsm.com and c what happens wen u drop it at waist height the screen shatters, galaxy s2 and 9860 not a scratch so wats the point of having a phone that if you miss place it and drop it it breaks wich unless you pay for insurance costs you an arm and a leg to fix!
i always prefer to use blackberry coz no other cell can comparison with it and touch system of 9860 is awesome love it
Blackberry is in trouble, it will have to join the Android army OR Windows army to survive like LG, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, HTC and Nokia.
Good device if you are a BlackBerry loyalist and is the best RIM device out there. The "Liquid Graphics" screen is impressive for photos and HD Video. 3 complaints, auto-rotate lags at times and QWERTY keyboard is a challenge if you use BBM often. Less so a challenge in Landscape Mode. No haptic feedback as well. Would love to see a front-facing camera if they update the device. Still many in Canada have BlackBerry so building on this device further will put RIM back in the game.
Why blackberry provide flash player and front camera for this top-notch device? DUH!
Glad to see the new BB touchscreen device is competitive with other modern handsets. I've been getting antsy holding onto my ancient Storm 2 looking at the Galaxy II, N9, and looming iPhone 5. I've been a loyal BB user for years, and this gives me a decent reason to stick around with RIM.
One note, the portrait view also has the option of a SureType keyboard, which IMO is much better than the QWERTY portrait keyboard. I use it on my Storm 2 as my portrait keyboard of choice.
Plastic, high-friction, horrible-to-touch, touch-screen.
Blackberry has its foot in South Africa. Where the blackberry service is a form of connecting with the world where mobile phone operators charge exorbitant fees in terms of data costs. It will always be successful in terms of providing a alternative to expensive data rates but in Europe why would anyone want to subject themselves to something that's overpriced and under spec'd when they can get something far better and not have to worry about data costs. Blackberry is good for 3rd world countries if they offer their blackberry service but otherwise they are just to far behind.
If any gsmarena staff is monitoring this, I just want to say that in blackberry, you CAN set as many alarm as you want. Go to calendar, option, set your alarm and voila! To those people that keeps on saying R.I.P. BB, please also be informed that at least a few hundred blackberries are sold in Jakarta alone each day, so much for RIP. Everyone in US/Canada bashes RIM, no problem, move to Southeast Asia. Excellent review by the way.
5 megapixel camera
No videocalling and no front facing camera either
No Flash support for the web browser
No FM radio
thats way outdated...
Yeah, no. Blackberry is dead. Unless it embraces android applications, it can't last more than 5 years.
It will become the SEGA of the cellphone industry.
Well written article. Nice balance to the position of RIM. I think this mobile will have a far greater impact than you imagine. After all, when talking to a top end droid user, all they can go on about really is the speed of their device but not functionality. If you message a lot, many email accounts, got to know what is going on, there is only a BB. Even my friends with iPhones are not in touch with their business in real time like I am and do miss opportunities by being too slow to respond. If you want to play a game then buy a gaming machine.