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Far from faultless
Blackberry Torch 9860
Member Name: kellyab181
Blackberry Torch 9860
Disadvantages: Freezing screen and poorly made phone design
Having had this phone for just over a year, I can safely say that I'm counting down the days until I can end the Blackberry Torch torture and move on. Having had a blackberry curve before, which I enjoyed, found very easy to use and navigate, I chose to remain with them instead of jump ship to iPhone (oh how i regret that little move). My friends were still with Blackberry then and for BBM messenger (a students best friend) I remained a Blackberry loyalist.
The phone itself is not very strong. A gentle drop to onto my sofa and the back can come shooting off. A friend who had this phone also had the same problem (she is now onto a Samsung Galaxy something arother. Jealous moi?).
The screen has also been a problem from the beginning, freezing when it feels like it, which was also a problem my friend encountered. Recently it has also had a habit of turning itself on, even when I have locked it, and calling whomever it likes. This might be something that has come with age, but really, it isn't that old.
It's most redeeming feature is its camera, which is excellent quality and it shoots quickly. Unlike my digital camera which has a very annoying delay. Something that makes me want to run back to film cameras, but that's another story.
All in all, it is a phone which has, by the sounds of it, faults that are embedded in the phone, not mine specifically, having known people with the phone and having the same problems.
If I were you, I would not get this phone, unless your a camera obsessive. Even then, the camera on the two big weights, the iPhone and Samsung, are just as good. So my advice? Sail that ship, because Blackberry are sinking fast, unless they do something about making their phones as accessible and useable as their rivals.
Summary: A step down from the curve
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