Did you buy the BlackBerry Torch?

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Did you buy the BlackBerry Torch?

  1. Yes

    7 vote(s)
    4.2%
  2. No

    56 vote(s)
    33.5%
  3. Plan on buying one...

    3 vote(s)
    1.8%
  4. Staying with iPhone

    101 vote(s)
    60.5%
  1. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    I've noticed some members say they switched from the iPhone 4 to the BlackBerry Torch. Just want to see how many. I also ask the question "Why did you switch?"
     
  2. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    I thought about it buying it for my father. Since he wanted to try something else other than iOS, but no way he is getting blackberry torch. I am going to get him Samsung Captivate. The phone is not as bad as I thought to be. As far as blackberry torch goes, the Rim just lives up to my nightmare. They have failed.
     
  3. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    iOS and Android will eventually kill Blackberry. Apple or Google would be wise to look at Blackberry as a strategic purchase.
     
  4. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    The only thing Rim has left for them would be those enterprise customers, but iOS and Android are also closing in the gaps. With iPAD and iPhone apple will just take over Rim.
     
  5. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Staying with the iPhone. There's not much more I want from a smartphone.
     
  6. Apple... thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Has he tried iOS? Otherwise, the Samsung Captivate is a good choice, and so is the HTC Aria (not to mention, the Palm devices (Pre Plus/ Pixi Plus) aren't bad either).
     
  7. Apple... thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'd have to agree with both your comments - it's RIM's future, sad to say. I couldn't really see Apple or Google buying RIM though. I think Microsoft makes more sense (although their current mobile OS isn't so hot either).
     
  8. Apple... thread starter macrumors 68020

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    With the Torch, I'm assuming you'd get less than what you already have. Good choice. ;)
     
  9. Apple... thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I want to know who said "plan on buying one" in the poll? :D
     
  11. thecarrot macrumors member

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    I visited my mom yesterday and to my surprise she actually purchased it...I tested it out a bit (browser, UI, keyboard, camera, etc), and it actually was not a terrible phone. I'd much prefer my iPhone 4 or even my Droid X that I used to have, but the torch was not as bad as some reviews I've read made it out to be. The screen was fine, no retina obviously but still decent. The wifi sync is nice and the camera is acceptable. The UI is a little sluggish and not nearly as streamlined as iOS but it still gets the job done. The phone itself feels fairly sturdy and the physical keyboard is great, but that was to be expected. Overall its not nearly as great as the ip4 or the top of the line android devices, but its a solid third option imo.
     
  12. billycuth macrumors 6502a

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    I owned 1 blackberry in my life. Never again.
     
  13. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Played around with this for a little bit in the AT&T store. I see no real "advancement" with this phone as opposed to any other recently released BB. It looks like a Bold keyboard with a Storm touchscreen slapped on to it. Even some of the BB diehards I know won't even buy this. Think BB should drop the touchscreen bit altogether and refocus. Plus, the touchscreen was pretty laggy. Not as crisp as the IP4 is. I think this one will flop just like the Storm/Storm II did. Again, BB, stop making touchscreen phones.
     
  14. hwhalers macrumors regular

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    I was considering it seriously, but decided to wait for the 4 instead. Unless I'm required to buy a second device for specific uses, then I'll get one to see how it is.
     
  15. Apple... thread starter macrumors 68020

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    RIM: Goodbye "M", hello "P". What does that spell? RIP!
     
  16. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Absolutely not, and don't want it either. I had more than a few BB devices, and have grown tired of their poor quality, and slow browsing experience. I'm perfectly happy with my iPhone 4. :)
     
  17. samcraig macrumors P6

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    People need to learn how to post a poll that makes sense.

    Tell me - what's the difference between "Staying with the iPhone" and "No"?
     
  18. robvas macrumors 68020

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    I have a Blackberry because I get my phone from work. Unfortunately, we're with Verizon so no Torch for us.
     
  19. detroit1 macrumors regular

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    my account had a discounted uprade but the extra 100 off didnt apply to iphones so i bought a captivate(most confusing software ever) and sold that to buy an iphone and a torch for my brother. the torch isnt bad but i still like ios way better. the keyboard is small too
     
  20. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    And some people need to learn to relax. [​IMG]
     
  21. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    So, its:

    Yes - 0%
    No - 98.48%
    Plans to buy one - 1.52%
     
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  23. Apple... thread starter macrumors 68020

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    For now. :cool:

    Neither have I.
     
  24. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I need to relax because the OP can't make a poll that makes sense? Yeah.. ok. It's nutty for people to tell others to relax. You have no idea what my state of mind is when I post. And my post wasn't in all caps or any other "form" that would indicate I was ranting...

    wow.
     

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