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I'd like to start off and say that this phone makes for a great phone for someone with a business lifestyle. I only had it a short while but it helped organize me for weeks to come which I found very handy and so is a pro for this phone. However it isn't worth the hype/price...I believe there are much better phones out there such as the iPhone and even the 9320 curve. I find that this phone tends to have a few errors after such a short time of owning it which for me is definitely a let down. This in turn prevented me from liking this phone as the errors grew and grew to the point where I found it almost impossible to turn on the phone without an error coming up therefore stopping me from any use of it. However one thing that attracts me to it is the touchscreen .. I feel that it makes the phone more accessible and customization rather than have a scroller. I honestly believe the design is what appeals to people the most and so in that aspect makes it a 'pretty phone' but other than its great touchscreen and its ability to sort, process and store information it is none the less different than any other phone out there. My suggestion dont waste your money!
BlackBerry OS 7.0
CPU 1.2 GHz
Sensors Proximity, compass
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
Colors Black, Gray
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
- DivX/XviD/MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
with the mobile phone market booming with impressive smartphones from brands such as apple, samsung and HTC, the blackberry torch is a piece of hardware lagging behind the rest. Normal phone functions work well in the phone's defence, phone calls/texting are fine but the phone lacks the ability of other smartphones on the market.
The blackberry app store is uninteresting and offers very little compared to the two other big app stores at the moment (android market and the Apple app store). The camera resolution is low at only 5.0 megapixels and offers a grainy picture at best.
All in all I believe the phone is perfectly suitable for anyone looking for a phone, but just a phone. The current mobile phone market is so broad that a much better phone could be purchased with much more features. For me, the Blackberry company needs a total re-think and to start again.
The BlackBerry Torch is a nice solid phone which provides good means to message and socialise with your friends or work associates. Its graphics are very good with liquid graphic capabilities and it handles well with Facebook and twitter and other apps. However it is quite prone to burrs on the front sides resulting in paint loss and scratches on the screen and the back. Its battery life is quite slow and in order to last you a day you need to turn the WiFi off. After several months or a year it starts to freeze and this is unexplained however you can do resets to the phone but this will only last you a week before you need to do another reset. Apps like Facebook or Twitter have very different layouts to I Phone and I Phone beats it by a mile. However What's app excels and provides a very good use and helpful means. It has user friendly settings and Help Guides.
I've had this phone in red for about a year now. Since I got it I haven't had to take it for repair once. I've dropped it countless times and the screen is still intact with no sign of damage which shows its quite a sturdy phone, the only signs of damage are chips in the outer case which is easily replaceable. It has a good camera but it doesn't focus well when the flash isn't on. There is a torch that can be used when video recording. Most blackberry's have terrible battery life but this phone lasts for a long time and only needs charging about once a day. Its a touch screen phone so its easy to use and this is bonus if the scrolled breaks ( which is a common problem in blackberry's ) because you will still be able to use the phone. One problem with it being touch screen is that it if the phone is left unlocked in your pocket or bag a lot you can accidentally call or text people which can be embarrassing. there are two buttons on the top one locks the phone the other plays music. It is very convenient for them to be at the top because they are often used and easier to use, but because they're at the top again if your phone gets knocked or nudged in you bag/pocket your phone will unlock or play music. if you were interested in this phone and getting it on contract I suggest if your planning to use blackberry messenger ( bbm ) that you get the minimum number of texts because I find I hardly text anyone because I use bbm. Its a slide up phone with a large screen which is good for those who prefer phones with large screens. Also it has a qwerty keyboard which I find easy to use and when the phone is closed there is a touch screen keypad on the lower half of the screen. One disadvantage of the keys are that they are quite small and it easy to make mistakes whilst typing because they're also quite close together. An advantage of they keys are that they light up so when its dark you can still see which letters are where. when you turn the phone landscape the screen also turns landscape which is useful when watching videos on your phone, online and from youtube. It has quite good memory and lots of space for music and photos. Unfortunately the speakers on the phone are poor and the music doesn't sound the best and isn't the loudest out load, but when you use earphones / headphones it sounds perfectly fine. As i have had it for around a year my phone has started to get slower and it freezes often, but i recommend this phone because even though it has a few disadvantages on the whole its a very good phone and will last for quite a while. it would be the perfect christmas or birthday present.