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    Default bold 9700 to TORCH

    I just upgraded from a 9700 to torch


    here are my first Impressions

    1... weighs more then 9700
    2.... Touch screen is PAIN IN THE A**... found the keyboard much easier faster
    3... Love OS6
    4.. upset that SIRIUS/XM app has not updated for OS6 Yet
    5...Volume on Phone calls is way too low
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    Did you keep your 9700 fpr a back up in case?
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    Yes.. I keep all of my OLD BB`s ,.. you never know when you might need them
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    I believe if you update to .337 I've seen folks say the volume is better.
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    I will wait till its official from ATT .. I have found that leaks never seem to work well...

    I did download all of the OS5 ringtones/alert tunes and found that to be veryhepful..but it was an easy UPDATE
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    Good call!
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    Good choice in getting the Torch. An official OS update should be available soon. My 9700 found a home with my MIL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bboldFLL View Post
    I will wait till its official from ATT .. I have found that leaks never seem to work well...

    I did download all of the OS5 ringtones/alert tunes and found that to be veryhepful..but it was an easy UPDATE
    337 was officially released by a carrier this morning. (Not AT&T.)

    All OS's are made by RIM, not the carrier. The carriers don't have the resources (or desire) to release every OS, so you're really limiting your device by not going for the most current OS, especially with an entirely new device + new OS, like the Torch + BB6.
    A "leaked" OS is a BB OS that has been given to carriers for testing. Typically all or at least most of these are Release Candidates.
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    337 leak (even before it was official by a carrier) is far, far better than .246 official...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bboldFLL View Post
    I just upgraded from a 9700 to torch

    here are my first Impressions

    1... weighs more then 9700
    2.... Touch screen is PAIN IN THE A**... found the keyboard much easier faster
    3... Love OS6
    4.. upset that SIRIUS/XM app has not updated for OS6 Yet
    5...Volume on Phone calls is way too low
    1. The weight I think is actually really nice. Doesn't feel like a toy. Plus it balances the device properly with the slider open.

    2. Give the touchscreen a chance. I find I use a hybrid of touch / trackpad / keyboard controls. Also, try adjusting the Touchscreen Sensitivity settings in Options app.

    3. Me too!

    5. I guess I'm lucky that I don't have that issue. My volume has been fine with OS 246, 284, and 337.
    My phone problem has been that my Torch mysteriously drops the Bluetooth connection fairly often.

    Anyway, I made the same transition as you, and I'm loving the Torch now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papped View Post
    337 leak (even before it was official by a carrier) is far, far better than .246 official...
    Yep, agreed. And way more solid than 284 that came in between too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bboldFLL View Post
    I will wait till its official from ATT .. I have found that leaks never seem to work well...

    I did download all of the OS5 ringtones/alert tunes and found that to be veryhepful..but it was an easy UPDATE
    You will be waiting a while. Its official from another carrier and works just fine.

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    nice upgrade, i would take the torch over the 9700 anyday.....might just take some time to get used too.
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    What sorta changes are there?
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    I have 2 more questions if anybody know..

    1.. is there a setting if I open the slider will it UNLOCK the phone..? (no need to slide finger over screen to unlock it.. Its double work)

    2.. if I upgrade to os6....337.. will I loose my Ringtones/alerts that I downloaded with BBSAK..

    thanks all for your help....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bboldFLL View Post
    I have 2 more questions if anybody know..

    1.. is there a setting if I open the slider will it UNLOCK the phone..? (no need to slide finger over screen to unlock it.. Its double work)

    2.. if I upgrade to os6....337.. will I loose my Ringtones/alerts that I downloaded with BBSAK..

    thanks all for your help....
    1 - Yes..sliding open the phone will UNLOCK it..I'm pretty sure that's factory setting..so nothing to configure.

    2 - If you've installed prior .cods from another phone using BBSAK..then yes..you will need to re-install them again using BBSAK. If they're saved on your MicroSD..then no..i don't believe they will need to be re-installed.
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    how do I find the setting for the slider to unlock the Phone...?

    thanks again
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    You don't have to, if you lock the phone using the "lock" key on the top left of the Torch, when you slide the kb out, the phone will automatically unlock.
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    9700 was pretty quick and nifty for me...when i received the Torch, I felt like throwing it into the dustbin, it was laggy, unresponsive and just so ******** compared to the 9700. BUT I was determined to make an effort to speed up the device so I did the following :-

    1) Upgraded to .337 (fantastic build)
    2) Removed languages I didn't need
    3) Disabled all social networking apps (twitter and fb)
    4) Removed a STUPID Battery Monitor app that i downloaded from App World (waste of money)
    5) Downloaded "No Transitions" from App World (this is really optional, but it gives you a snappier feeling)

    My god, the Torch was completely reborn...it's bloody fast, much faster than my 9700 with more screen area. Surfing the net becomes almost as good as the Iphone. No lags nothing...so for the upgraders from 9700, DO IT! Just spend some time doing the above....it will be rock solid...for now..lol
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    Day 5 in using my TORCH...

    Did all of the upgrades....

    NOT LOVING IT...

    Maybe its just hard to teach an OLD dog NEW Tricks...

    I will continue to try to get comfy with..
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    I thought nothing could tear me away from my 9700 but so far I'm loving the Torch (especially after the .337 update) My hand does feel tired while typing from the weight of the keyboard bearing the weight off the sliding display but I think a sturdier case with a better grip will make it feel more solid in my hand.

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    Made this same switch today, my 9700 had leaked os6 but it was way too buggy, didn't wanna go back to os5 at all so I decided to get the torch, so far so good 0 probs, only thing ill probably miss is my 9700's battery life.

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    I returned my piece of **** Torch back and got the 9700 again as the physical keyboard and the virtual keyboard are no where as good as the physical keyboard on hte 9700
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    The volume is also my biggest problem with the torch. Some people say its the browser that really ticks them off, but the volume is almost inaudible in some cases. Something I have to think about in the next 25 days while I can still exchange my torch for an iphone

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