The Blackberry Torch Vs. Other PDA Devices
The newly released BlackBerry Torch was designed to compete against the other modern smart phones in the market. The Torch has upgraded both its hard and software from previous BlackBerry phones in order to compete against iPhone and Android based smart phones. It has a lot of firsts for BlackBerry, although not so much for other Android phones.
The Torch will sport Blackberry’s newest OS, Blackberry Torch OS 6. This updated OS is designed specifically to compete with some of the Android phones. The integrated Webkit based browser is a lot better than the previous version. Older versions of BlackBerry’s browser were clearly mobile browsers, because of their limited functionality and slow speeds. On the other hand, the Android operating system ran browsers as easy to use as any desktop computer. The new browser puts Blackberry up there with Android . The Torch also supports a unique navigation scheme. Large icons on the home screen make it easy to navigate to different parts of the phone, and are customizable.
On the hardware side, the Torch is clearly a BlackBerry phone. It is Blackberry’s first slider phone, but nevertheless still has a keyboard. Many Android phones are touch-screen only, and so this is one unique feature of the Torch. The Torch also bears resemblance to many previous BlackBerry phones, with its slightly oval design, whereas many Android phones are designed to be a lot more box-y. Although the hardware isn’t completely unique, it’s nice to see people who prefer BlackBerry phones and still want to have Android based features.
The BlackBerry torch is just like any Android or other smart phone in that it needs some accessories. Common types of BlackBerry Torch accessories include BlackBerry Torch screen protectors and BlackBerry Torch cases. You will probably want to protect your phone, to make sure it stays in good condition for a long time. Usually a phone only lasts about two years, so it is very important to take real good care of it. The Torch is a nice piece of hardware, but it certainly isn’t indestructible, and you will want to keep it safe.
Overall the BlackBerry Torch is a nice phone. Unfortunately, it’s still a tad bit difficult to point out what exactly makes this totally unique from most Android phones. Although this is an obvious attempt for BlackBerry to catch up with the times in terms of cell phone technology, it still hasn’t surpassed any of their competition. Unlike many of the Android devices currently on the market, the Torch is more of a cellular phone. Although the Torch has tried to follow some of the steps that Android has taken with their devices but that have just not been able to succeed and in reality Blackberry has not really surpassed Android. With everything that has been said, the Torch is a great phone, and is a good phone to consider getting.
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