Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
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Not for anyone who wants to do more than communicate.
Blackberry Torch 9800
Member Name: Shufflefish
Blackberry Torch 9800
Advantages: Keyboard and touch screen
Disadvantages: Unrelaible, limited apps, easily scratched and laggy.
I originally got this phone as a surprise present, not particularly being a fan of the Blackberry and BBM hype, and to begin with I really liked it. It has a very nice layout, and a nice smooth touchscreen. I particularly liked the option to use the slide out keyboard instead of the touchscreen because I found that to be difficult to use. At times the touchscreen could be a bit temperamental, either being too sensitive or totally non-responsive. The camera was also of a good quality and had no problems.
After about a month of using the phone, I found that it became really difficult to use. It took a while to start the phone up when I first got it, but after a month, it took about 10 minutes to start the phone, which is frankly ridiculous! When the phone did start it was usually non-responsive to both touch and keyboard, often trying to do things about five minutes after I pressed the buttons, overloading the phone and causing it to switch off once more.
This is not even the start of my issues with the phone. I disliked the way the email client had the options to delete emails and read them, but this only worked for the phone, and I had to later go back and repeat deletion on my computer. Very annoying.
The apps were also very limited and mostly very poor quality. There were some very good apps from major companies which are standard on all smart phones, but nothing special for Blackberry. If you want anything of good quality I'd go with an Android, Windows or iPhone.
I'd generally say this phone is only for the more social people who only want it for BBM and texts.
Summary: If you do anything more than texting and calls, don't get this.
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