Summary: This phone is such an upgrade over the previous Torch that, other than physical form, the differences are like night and day. The first Torch was slow when moving through menus, dense emails or web pages. This Torch can handle everything I throw at it, and it has built upon every feature of the first Torch.
Pros: Faster, Great camera, Same reliable BB OS.
Cons: App store still lags behind the competition, Could use a higher res screen
Pros: Very solid phone, quality feel Speed Great camera Great Facebook app Good keyboard feedback A lotta phone in a small package Great value at $50 with 2 year contract Generous SD card capacity
Cons: App menu ridiculously limited for how long BB's been around No way to record conversations (more to the point, conference calls - again a RIM issue/policy) Phone for "professionals" should have quality, high-level .pdf reader
"Excellent! Delighted on day one. (Time will tell...)"
9 February 2012
Pros: + Good keyboard (slide-out and much easier to type on than previous Blackberrys) along with good touch-screen response. + Efficient email and Facebook integration. + Plenty of whiz-bang fun. + Google will *not* be a big brother on my phone.
Cons: - Sure, it's not going to have a ga-gillion aps like iPhones and Androids. - For example, LinkedIn is not set up for Blackberry's 7.0 OS. That one's a bummer. Also, Opera Mini is not yet rated for the Torch 9810. Over time, I'll find other gaps.
"Want something like an Iphone but hate apple this is it"
2 February 2012
Pros: This phone has a great look and feel. I love the ablity to use both the touch screen and the keyboard. It's fast and easy to use. I love the documents to go.
Cons: No flash player! This makes it very difficult to watch videos other than youtube. It also has very limited apps available. I only see apps for iphone and android phones. Battery life could be better but it isn't that bad.
Excerpt: Generally, I would say that this is a fairly decent phone! Within recent years Blackberry has been trending towards irrelevance, in my opinion. Most of their devices seem to be out of date, and they seem to have trouble keeping up with more popular brands, like Apple and HTC. But, I believe the Torch 9810 proves that Blackberry still has something to offer. With that being said, I have noticed some significant kinks and flaws that should be noted.