Tag: Blackberry Torch 3G Orange
I’ve been using Blackberry phones for a really long time, as I’ve never been a big fan of phone that relies solely on touch screen for every input. I’ve never yet found a touch screen phone that can really rival having a proper keyboard attached to the device and Blackberry has never failed to disappoint me when it comes to both form and function, so picking up the latest handset from the company – the Blackberry Torch 3G Orange edition, was pretty exciting.
The Torch is still very recognisable as a Blackberry, but it’s the first one I’ve ever used with a slide away keyboard. This is an interesting concept and a sign the company may be moving more towards using touch screens in the future, but it’s actually surprisingly versatile and easy to use. It’s got the obvious benefit of making the phone easier to fit into small pockets as well, and combined with the light weight but solid built it feels like the most durable Blackberry I’ve ever used. The display is touch screen, of course, but there’s a trackpad which you can use as well. The trackpad is very accurate and the touch screen does work really well – Blackberry need to update their software in places though to make it easier to access some of the features. Some buttons are simply too small to press for anyone with regular size hands.
The actual software itself is a modified version of what I’ve seen on other Blackberry phones; fast and simple but powerful and with plenty of different applications. There’s native support for all the social networks built into the OS which is really handy for taking and uploading pictures. Before signing any contract though I would most definately perform a mobile phone coverage check to make sure your area has enough signal and i was looking around the other day and found that you could get mobile phones with free laptops which might be worth checking out.
I’d definitely recommend the Blackberry Torch 3G to any Blackberry fan or even anyone just in the market for a new smart phone.