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Good: Touch and the screen size
Bad: Nothing :)
Comment: Its far cheaper than iPhone and does almost everything an iPhone can do.
Good: looks so good and practical
Bad: nothin it seems amazing
Comment: this phone seems so good considering it has the touch and keypad
Good: Read all reveiws and tried it from my friends, its the phone for me.
Comment: Im looking forward to recieving my upgrade.
Good: It looks better than it's previous versions ie bold. Also it's got both touch screen and qwerty key pad.
Bad: It's got less application option than iphone.
Comment: The only reason I upgraded it instead of iphone 4 is it's comfort while using e-mail on the move.
Overal screen is not to bad. Also it doesn't support foreign language fonts ie iphone and nokia both support Nepali fonts but blackberry doesn't. So you can't read foreign wesites in relevant fonts. But I still like blackberry because I'm blackberry fan.
Good: This phone looks amazing.
Bad: Its so fat.
Comment: Im debating whether to buy this phone as my first blackberry, anyone think i should go for it?
Good: Build quality, signal strength, wifi, webkit browser, customisable, music player, choice of keyboard or touchscreen (or use both!).
Comment: Having read a few bad reviews I went ahead anyway and got my Torch. I've owned a lot of phones, inc androids, battery life on this is no worse than android touchscreens. Signal reception is good, much better than Nexus One I had recently. New OS6 operating system is really nice. Prefer this over the Iphone 3gs although the Iphone battery life was exceptional.
Reviews I found on this site swayed me into getting the Torch and I'm glad I did. Quote Jamesheaven 'Iphone and Blackberry rolled into one'. Good description, personally for me, the Torch wins hands down.
I would highly recommend this phone, it's one I'm going to keep for some time.
Bad: Not very much!
Comment: The handset is great, the battery life is the best Blackberry have ever done, and considering it's a touch screen it does pretty well.
I have had for a week now and had no issues so far a part from the case cover i bought does come off, this is partly to do with how thin the slide part of the phone is.
Amazing features, who would wat any other phone.
Blackbery are the future
Good: great phone
Comment: Have had the phone for 2wks and the battery life is appalling! By mid afternoon it has to be re-charged, do'nt no if i've got a dodgy battery or what!
Good: optical trackpad (no need to worry about dust hindering tracker ball), better camera (5 megapixel instead of your standard 3.2), full QWERTY keyboard!
Bad: Heavy weight, bulky
Comment: I've got a couple months yet on my current contract before I can upgrade my phone. I've had 2 other Blackberrys in the past, the first one was quite bulky and I got tired of the track wheel. The second one I got, the Pearl I really liked, but didn't like the keyboard (with 2 letters per button) but I did think the tracker ball was a step up from the initial Blackberry that I bought. I had a bit of an issue with the trackerball and thought that was a defect of my Blackberry, but after researching online, found out dust was the cause and after cleaning it, everything was peachy with my Blackberry. Although easy enough to remove, it was quite a hassle and don't relish continuously removing it.
I still use my Blackberry Pearl on my PAYG phone, but in search of a touchscreen phone, I joined another phone provider on contract. I'm having a bit of an issue with my current Samsung phone in that it can be quite a hassle when you type fast (I like typing fast when I'm familiar with the buttons and what keys produce what symbols/punctuations). Also a problem with the Pearl as that relies on predictive texting (which I'm using at the moment on my Samsung phone as well) and sometimes if they don't have the word you're looking for, you have to go back and change individual letters (on the Blackberry) to make the word you want (or add to the dictionary).
I've been waiting for an updated version of the Blackberry which would have a touchscreen plus the QWERY keypad (had an LG one before, but didn't work great for me) and I like the idea that there's the option of the optical trackpad instead of the tracker ball. All in all, it's like Blackberry read the minds of consumers like me and being addicted to Blackberries (and not wanting to buy an IPhone like everybody else, despite the reviews that IPhone apps are better, I can get them if I want to for my IPod Touch) this seems like the perfect solution!
Good: It's the same size as Bold, but bigger & better in every way
Bad: Nothing! Not as many apps as iphone?
Comment: I had a blackberry curve and bought an ipad which I love. Together they rock. (I sent my iphone back because of no keyboard). I needed 3G but wanted a change - bold was great but so "same as" before. I have to have a keypad - touchscreen typing is lame - I love my ipad but forget typing on it -even at that size. Basically the Torch gives you typing, blackberry messenger - but also a bigger screen than Bold a huge 5mp camera, in the same size package as bold?!....Its the bold but better! The one thing I love? Having an Ipad I sometimes used to try and pinch the screen on my old blackberry to zoom in, duh!....and now? I can do it on my blackberry! This phone is the best phone ever. Its the best of iphone and blackberry all rolled into one....it really rocks trust me. If you have an Ipad (if you dont get one!) forget iphone and get a blackberry to compliment it.
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