Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
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Blackberry Torch 9800
Member Name: pearliewhites7
Blackberry Torch 9800
Advantages: qwerty and touchscreen function, universal search
Disadvantages: short battery life
I upgraded my phone contract last year to get a HTC wildfire phone but I wasn't with the phone for too long as it was stolen a few months later whilst I was sitting my end of year exams. I had to go back to using one of my old phones and I wasn't too pleased about it. A month later I wound up with my Blackberry Torch 9800. The phone was actually my mum's upgrade but she wasn't used to having a touchscreen phone and she knew I needed a new phone and handed the Blackberry Torch over to me.
So I've had the Blackberry Torch 9800 for 15 months now; just a few months left before I get another upgrade. Everyone in my household has a Blackberry phone and for some time I felt like the odd one out until I was given this new phone. I've had the phone for so long and it hasn't let me down; it still does everything I need it to do and more. The phone looked so nice brand new so I bought a screen protector and a transparent plastic cover to protect it; I've dropped the phone a lot of times so it was really needed.
One of the features I love about this phone is that it not only has a qwerty keyboard but it's also a touchscreen phone too. Sliding the phone up allows you to access the qwerty keyboard and sliding it back down puts the phone into touchscreen mode. I type very slow with the touchscreen so I'm glad I have the option of using the qwerty keyboard. Most times I choose to use the touchscreen option if I want to click on something really quickly or if I want to zoom in or out by pinching the screen. In touchscreen mode, you can view whatever is on the screen in portrait or landscape; depends on which way up the phone is being held. You can actually use the phone in touchscreen mode without the need of the qwerty key pad but I interchange between both when convenient for me. The Blackberry trackpad on the phone helps you to quickly navigate around the screen. You can use the trackpad in touchscreen mode or when using the qwerty keyboard.
I use my phone a fair bit and most times it takes about 5 days before I need to fully charge my phone. There are options on how to increase battery life, e.g. by reducing the brightness of the screen etc. I implemented such useful strategies to increase the battery life on my phone and it's probably helped a bit.
My blackberry phone keeps me connected. When I first got it I was able to set up my emails straight away and access social networking apps. There's also the blackberry messenger service which keeps me very busy indeed. I download apps through blackberry app world both from the app on my phone and sometimes directly from the website whilst I'm on my laptop.
My blackberry comes with a 5 megapixel camera which is not too bad I guess. The camera function allows you to choose different modes you want to take your picture, which is good too. There's the auto mode too which is what I use most of the time. Allows you to add or remove flash too and you can geotag your photos if you want.
One thing I love about this phone is the universal search where you can search keywords to find specific text messages. Also if you need help with something on the phone, you can search for what to do through universal search. Because of this I'm able to use the phone very efficiently without wasting much time looking for things.
All in all, it's a really good phone that's very good for networking which I'm really pleased about.
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