Had to do it
Stuck with the Torch for a few months, and really wanted to like it - but just couldn't. Please don't take this as an indictment of the Torch - it's a fine phone, but I just missed a phyisical keyboard too much. For eBay browsers, you may stumble across my old Torch next week - it's still in fine shape.March of the Smartphones: Handspring Visor with Digital Link > Handspring Treo 600 > Sprint PPC 6700 > Palm Centro > Blackberry Tour 9630 > Blackberry Bold 9650 > Blackberry Torch 9850 > Palm Treo 755p > Blackberry Bold 9930 > iPhone 4s (issued by work) > Palm Treo 755p > BlackBerry Bold 9930 > BlackBerry Q10
- 06-14-12, 04:14 PM #3
I have owned both and currently have the 9850 with no regrets. I liked the physical keyboard but the landscape on the torch makes up for the loss. I don't have any problem with the keyboards on the torch at all.
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06-14-12, 06:36 PM #4
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I have owned the 9780 (kown for it's amazing keyboard) and the current 9860. I can say that it needed getting used to. But now, I type equally as fast on the 9860. Yes, I agree that the keys can be slightly spaced out to make the typing experience better, but nothing is stopping me from enjoying my 9860 experience.
Shame that you're letting it go next week...Curve 8300 -> Curve 8320 -> Bold 9780 -> Torch 9860 -> Bold 9900 -> Z10
iPad 1 -> iPad 2 -> Playbook 64gb
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06-18-12, 06:34 AM #5
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- 06-21-12, 01:56 PM #6
Had to do it
I don't blame you. i had a 9850 which was great for browsing and multi- media. These phones also have terrible memory leak which really compromised the overall performance of the phone. I have since moved on to a 9930 which suffers w the same OS issues and memory leak. I prefer touch screens for the larger viewing real estate but the 9930 is far better than the 9850 for heavy emails and text messaging especially in portrait mode.
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- 06-21-12, 09:14 PM #7
I love my 9650, but want a faster experience. I'd buy a 9790 if it were available in CDMA but it isn't. I really like the 9930, but the fixed focus camera is a show stopper for me. I'm really mixed about giving up the keyboard, but figure that one day, I might have to/want to (BB10). I like the idea of the bigger screen and the nicer camera. I'm not sure if I'll miss not having NFC on a 9850 (as opposed to having it on a 9930). But all that aside, it's really coming down to giving up the keyboard for me.
For people who like the 9850/60, how do you work around the very handy keyboard shortcuts? For the people who don't, what specifically are your issues with the keyboard. Some of you are starting to get into it here and I'd appreciate some real specifics.
I'm not trying to hijack the thread - just looking for more specifics as to why you "had to do it".
@jegs2 - Have you sold it yet?Why is it that when your contract commitment is up, the phone you always wanted is now old and the phone you now want won't be out until the next quarter? - Checkout Planet Loser on Channel C003DAB77
Curve 8330 184.108.40.206 -> Bold 9650 220.127.116.116 --> Qued 10 - Plus not one but two totally awesome (albeit extinct) kickin' Playbooks
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06-22-12, 04:40 AM #8
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