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Just got a new Blackberry torch phone and was wondering do any of you guys have a blackberry and what do you think of it? Do you use the BBM? and do you view the forum on it and if so what way? ie the phones own browser or opera mini or another method?
 
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accordfire

BB Bold 9700 at present, and no, to be honest, haven't used BBM much at all only on and off, and haven't accessed to forum from it either. Lenny has a Torch and fairly sure he's playing with just about everything it can do at the moment.

I like the Bold though - it's my preferred mobile email device.
 

scotsparky

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I find the Phone is ok But the Carphone warehouse and O2 customer services are shocking!!!!!!
 
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Guest123

Just got a new Blackberry torch phone and was wondering do any of you guys have a blackberry and what do you think of it? Do you use the BBM? and do you view the forum on it and if so what way? ie the phones own browser or opera mini or another method?
I've got a torch bud, and so far I loves it. I do use BBM but only know 2 other people with BB's at the mo so only have 2 contacts.

I view the forum as normal in the browser, provided you have 3G reception it's fine. Tapatalk is pants on it as it's still in the beat stage. As Bill said e-mail is awesome and in general I'm very happy, the screen is good and the added bonus of a keypad can be handy at times.
 
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BluSparx

Looked at the BB Torch but in the end opted for the HTC Desire HD only due to the 4.3" screen and that way I can carry the GN pdf's (now I've converted them) and the OSG & Big Red Book all in my pocket and not worry about ever needing to open a book to check a regulation again
 

Hawk81

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I've got a torch bud, and so far I loves it. I do use BBM but only know 2 other people with BB's at the mo so only have 2 contacts.

I view the forum as normal in the browser, provided you have 3G reception it's fine. Tapatalk is pants on it as it's still in the beat stage. As Bill said e-mail is awesome and in general I'm very happy, the screen is good and the added bonus of a keypad can be handy at times.
I am the same 2 friends with BBM
 
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accordfire

I am the same 2 friends with BBM
Well, all in the same boat then - it's two for me too!

Maybe its an unwritten BB rule if you're over 12 or so?

Anyone wants my PIN, happy to give it to you!
 

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Well, all in the same boat then - it's two for me too!

Maybe its an unwritten BB rule if you're over 12 or so?

Anyone wants my PIN, happy to give it to you!
Must be an unwritten rule lol. Yeah anyone welcome to my pin too. Send me yours
 
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accordfire

Bb pin: 221fee5e
 
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tonto33

i've got the storm 2 good phone still trying to work most of it lol, i had it 5 months and destroyed it looked like it was 10 year old phone, screen scrathed and damaged back cover was silver as all black rubbed off, was full of dust and dirt,sent it off to blackberry as it started to freeze etc and they replaced every part on on it, so now have new looking phone again.
 
Whats the camera like on the storm? I have a blackberry curve and the standard of pictures and video is awful!
 
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accordfire

Whats the camera like on the storm? I have a blackberry curve and the standard of pictures and video is awful!
Blackberry aren't reknowned for their video/camera ability - the new Torch has a 5Mp camera, Curve 2Mp. The BOld/Storm has 3.2Mp which is, at best ok.

If it's video or camera you're after, Android it on a budget, or iPhone it if money no object.
 
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tonto33

camera is good on it takes better pictures than my htc desire and seems better than my iphone has autofocus capability + broader dynamic color
 
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accordfire

camera is good on it takes better pictures than my htc desire and seems better than my iphone has autofocus capability + broader dynamic color
My Desire takes FAR better pics than my Bold does - every single time. Higher resolution, better quality, more advanced camera controls, and so on.
 
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Guest123

Bb pin: 221fee5e
I tried contacting you this morning via BBM Bill.........still says pending???
 
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accordfire

I tried contacting you this morning via BBM Bill.........still says pending???
Really? I answered your ping mate - and accepted - it says all hooked up this end......Biggedy Biggedy bong so it is....LOL!

I know the O2 signal here is complete rectal deposit here though.

Check your BBM and if it still says pending, let me know and I'll try to BBM you....
 
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tonto33

My Desire takes FAR better pics than my Bold does - every single time. Higher resolution, better quality, more advanced camera controls, and so on.
yep argee my bold was crap for pictures so upgraded to storm 2 which as so much better pictures
 
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accordfire

Posted on Twitter by my top girl - Alyssa Milano. Proof Americans really can get British humour!

My Blackberry Is Not Working! : Zee.Me

Enjoy!
 

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I've got the bold as well, had it around 5 mths and can just about type on it now :D! Flippin buttons are tiny. Strangely enough I too only have 2 BBM contacts !!
Like it so far though seems pretty indestrutable and the case is handy for keeping the worst of the dust out.
Forum works fine normally have a quick read when i'm sat on the throne.
 
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andekoch

got an oldish bb8800 and want to upgrade. not sure if I want to stay with bb though, originally got it due to email capabilities at the time. like the look of the 9700.
want mobile internet access, note and calander functionality but mainly fast text entry and am dubious of touch screen keyboards but like their large screen for browsing. cant win can you.
what other phones did you guys consider.
 
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accordfire

got an oldish bb8800 and want to upgrade. not sure if I want to stay with bb though, originally got it due to email capabilities at the time. like the look of the 9700.
want mobile internet access, note and calander functionality but mainly fast text entry and am dubious of touch screen keyboards but like their large screen for browsing. cant win can you.
what other phones did you guys consider.
It's ultimately personal preference, though it seems to fall into three main camps, or four if you count those that just want a phone for phone calls - how quaint! Lol!

Essentially, iPhone does a fair job of almost everything, but is fragile. Availability is also an issue in places.

Android is probably the one with the most potential, and the pending update to 2.3 Gingerbread OS is promising even better things than 2.2 Froyo did. However, it isn't a business phone by any means the way BB is. It's weak on email, although it does it, and weak on sensible business apps overall, but that is slowly changing - things that let it down are still really things like the keyboard, although 2.3 will fix that some.

Blackberry is probably still THE phone for email, and BBOS6 has made many improvements to what was already a capable, if basic OS. The Torch is getting fairly good reviews overall.

Phone choice - well, iPhone 3GS or 4, if you want iTunes, media, and a stunning screen.

Android offers you just about every shape and size of phone you could want - Samsung Galaxy is good, HTC Desire HD - Sense UI yet to be beaten on any other phone, are really the Android leaders I think.

You *could* go for the HTC whatever it is that runs Windows Mobile 7, but you'd probably be in company with um, you.....

The Torch, of course has both touch and type, and BB long have done away with the damn ball roller on your phone. The touchpad is soooo much of an improvement.

Got to be honest, I have convinced myself it is the iPhone 4 for me this time around (like now-ish), but I'm also seriously toying with the notion of upgrading my 9700 to a Torch for the hell of it, and putting it on one of the older SIMs we've got kicking around - would three phones make me some kind of super-dealer? I've got a Desire too, see.
 
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andekoch

thinks bill, I was lookin at the bb9700 but have in the last few days been thinking iphone, just worried that it may be too fragile.
 
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accordfire

thinks bill, I was lookin at the bb9700 but have in the last few days been thinking iphone, just worried that it may be too fragile.
Was a worry of mine too, but the masses who have them claim it's fine with a decent case, so long as you don't wedge it in your back pocket and then sit down!

I was looking at getting a hard case of some type for when I get mine - but all that said, I've had no problems at all with My Desire, and that has a big screen too.
 
The iphone is very fragile as I found out to my expense...cracked the screen while in my inside pocket. now got a torch 9800. far better
 
was thinking about buying a sim free Iphone from somewhere then sticking a pay as you go one in it, just for emergency email away from the PC and also I cant carry a laptop about everywhere, originally tried to buy a netbook but every shop I went into was wanting me to buy it for 200 pounds and sign up to a 2 1/2 year data plan at something like 30 quid a month, stuff that I just want to buy one with no contract....gave up on that one...they must also be on a good commission these people... I remember when I bought this laptop I went into the shop, handed over cash and the guy in the shop wouldnt go through the back and bring me through my computer, he spent 40 odd minutes after I paid for it trying to get me to take out a coverplan for half the price of the laptop again, when I told him I didn't want it as I am a trained PC and Laptop repair technician, he got lippy so I snapped and one of the others was very quick in handing me my box......I have not been back in there for anything and am going to buy my next TV out of richer sounds as its much better kit in there, cheaper, and they dont pester you when you go in either like most of the other shops do..
 
Hi All
Just a thought for those that want instant email on the cheap Tesco do a £2 per week deal for 100mb of data .You can use this with an older smart phone load up the mobile app from Livemail/Hotmail and get instant email for very cheap .(that way if the old smart phone gets smashed youve lost very little).I have been using an older htc kaiser with a 99p pay go sim for maybe three months now and the email works fantastic just a bit limited on accessing web pages but if needs be you can always use these smartphones tethered to a laptop.
I also heard tesco do a £5 data deal for pay go blackberry but cant confirm that .

cheers 72-van
 
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andie99

I have blackberry, I only use it for browsing the net when I am not at home. Got 8520. Good features compared to other smartphones though.
 
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mogga

Anyone got a Motorola Duel?? it seems my work are going for these I tried to get them to have Desire HDs but its the software theyr going for
 
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millwall ken

Just got a new Blackberry torch phone and was wondering do any of you guys have a blackberry and what do you think of it? Do you use the BBM? and do you view the forum on it and if so what way? ie the phones own browser or opera mini or another method?
Blackberry? With the size of my digits? No chance. Can't stand all these bloody apps. I've got a Sony Ericsson, that has a blinding camera on it, and plays music. I don't need a phone that tells me what the time is in Kathmandu, or where the nearest pub is - I can find a pub, even if I was stuck in the middle of the desert. So no tar...
 
Posted on Twitter by my top girl - Alyssa Milano. Proof Americans really can get British humour!

My Blackberry Is Not Working! : Zee.Me

Enjoy!
haha made me remember the two ronnies some of the best comedy ever on the box cheers for the laugh bill open all hours lol
 
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