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RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Aug 2010, 08:09

Sporting a whole new form factor we haven't seen produced ever by RIM, the Torch 9800 also packs the BlackBerry OS 6 which should hopefully cater to the needs of everyone. With competition encroaching on their usual turf from all sides, will the BlackBerry Torch 9800 be able to keep them at ...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1116; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

blackberry has to do something to bridge the cap between them and the "big boys" like apple and android. the design is good, but for a former blackberry user like me, it doesnt sway me back. the keyboard reminds me of the palm pre when it comes to texting because it has little space to press the buttons although the touchscreen buttons are an improvement. the OS6 looks good, but still....nothing like froyo 2.2 or iOS4. blackberry still has the hearts and minds of business across the country, but it needs to attract the general public or it wont go anywhere

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 12:21

2. paynekiller (Posts: 152; Member since: 24 May 2010)

well, its a blackberry, only thing they might update slightly is BBM.

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 23:25

3. Alvicious (unregistered)

What is this the new Palm Pre Plus (+)

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 12:52

4. heyhey (unregistered)

How did "supreme battery life" in the review turn into "decent battery life" in the Pros? Also, I'd have thought the mediocre call quality would be a much bigger con than "outdated looking interface"?? Or does making calls not matter all of a sudden after iPhone4?

posted on 16 Aug 2010, 23:09

5. AM0795 (unregistered)

Really? How does this get a 9 and the droid 2 get an 8.5? It has a better screen, keyboard, software, hardware?

posted on 12 Sep 2010, 07:52

8. paynekiller (Posts: 152; Member since: 24 May 2010)

It shows me a 8

posted on 18 Aug 2010, 10:38

6. narley21 (unregistered)

I feel bad for BB. i give it five years and they're irrelevant. Pull your heads out guys. cant ride the government for the reset of your wireless lives.

posted on 12 Sep 2010, 07:49

7. paynekiller (Posts: 152; Member since: 24 May 2010)

When will RIM ever learn. But I don't feel bad for them tho, I feel bad for the people that religiously believe Blackberry is the best phone out there. It annoys me, because they constantly ask me "You have a BB, you need to get one!" Hellll NO! Not when I have my EVO which is lightyears ahead of all the garbage RIM puts out.

posted on 29 Sep 2010, 17:35

9. Phone pro (unregistered)

Ye have little faith lol.  Blackberry are gonna bring in the UI which is used in there new tablet. This is gonna be a really good move. Blackberry is already a perfect phone. Ok it doesn't let you control your house or see what the weather looks like in 10 different countries (oh no it does! Just not like HTC say). It's function is a phone and staying in contact with the people you wanna keep in contact with. Everything's just there, right in front of you. I had the bold 9000 and iPhone 4. I found that I used and enjoyed my blackberry much more. Yes it had a million problems (ie battery life, Internet, processor)but it done everything so perfect and felt like a real computer in your hands. Admittedly I did sell it and kept my iPhone but only cos the software was just to old to keep up with current times so I agree that it needed this new update and I hope the torch (os6) is what they needed. I am getting the torch as it's the phone that can keep me in contact instead of a phone you play with. I hope blackberry keeps doing things how they have been and i hope they concentrate on making the features like the Internet and all round speeds flawless. I also hope they don't listen to people who say they need to be like iPhone and android as soon everyones gonna be saying (well it's happening right now) these platforms are not that great after all.

posted on 30 May 2011, 09:13

10. sam (unregistered)

it's a blackberry- so it will most likely be great
the only down side is the slow browser. so doesn't compare to the iphone4 and android phones

posted on 09 Jun 2011, 08:24

11. deepak arya (unregistered)

I am planning to buy torch, but still unable to decide between i4 or torch.. which one is best option to go with..

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 02:04

12. shaheen7x2 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Hi guys,
i bought Blackberry Torch.. totally impressd on the feautrs.. and its performance.... i had choosen ths model mainly for Internet purpose and am havng great Satisfaction...Multitasking ..jzz wow really a powerfull phone.. Battery life too good..
got lots of Apllications nd lots of stuff frm Blackberry Market.. both free and paid are available ther, anyway thankz to Blackberry ammm Happy to hav a fo lik this.

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