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  1. southlander's Avatar
    Well, I just got a 9860, so I guess this is the place to post it. Honestly I was more impressed with the virtual keyboard that I thought I would be. I'm a long time iphone user and would certainly call myself pretty used to typing on a virtual keyboard. I've been using the lumia 800 and that was freaking easy to type on as well. Still getting the hang of the keyboard on the 9860, but somehow this feels better and more responsive as compared to the one on the 9810.

    This should be my 13th different BlackBerry excluding the playbook.

    Thought I would give the modern OS 7 full touch device a shot as well. So far so good.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9860 using Tapatalk
    Are you able to type well in portrait mode without using the reduced keyboard?

    Sent from my flip-phone.
    08-31-12 10:00 PM
  2. Alex_Hong's Avatar
    Are you able to type well in portrait mode without using the reduced keyboard?

    Sent from my flip-phone.
    Yeah, actually its not too bad. that's what i use mostly. Of course i don't think its as good as an iphone, or a windows phone's keyboard, but its actually not too bad. Just have to place some trust in the predictive text input like most other virtual keyboard. I haven't used an Android with that screen width so i can't judge, but of course the bigger the width of the screen the easier to type in portrait.

    My favourite virtual keyboard is still the one on the lumia 800, and at this point i can probably type the fastest on that. The width is not that wide that my thumbs have to travel too far, and its really responsive and sensitive. I figure my typing speed on that is much faster than compared to any physical keyboard BlackBerry I've used.
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    08-31-12 11:27 PM
  3. middbrew's Avatar
    Are you able to type well in portrait mode without using the reduced keyboard?

    Sent from my flip-phone.
    I don't really have a problem with typing in portrait mode either.
    09-01-12 02:47 PM
  4. icurveberry's Avatar
    I have had my 9850 on Verizon for about a week. I really like the phone. It's everything I have been wanting in a blackberry. The keyboard is easy to use. My only want is more themes.
    09-11-12 07:00 PM
  5. mzceetee's Avatar
    I have had my 9850 on Verizon for about a week. I really like the phone. It's everything I have been wanting in a blackberry. The keyboard is easy to use. My only want is more themes.
    Oh the feeling is mutual...wish I had my favs of themes of my 9330 I miss...Enjoy your Torch..
    09-14-12 08:18 AM
  6. djdonnyk's Avatar
    Your lucky to get one, Sprint doesn't stock them anymore.
    09-14-12 08:46 AM
  7. Anonymous23400's Avatar
    I dont think you can get this anywhere anymore. I checked all the big carriers sites and couldnt find it. I have one on the way as a replacement for the 9800 and was trying to find the price and specs. One thing I didnt know when they offered me the 9860 is no physical keyboard.. DOH! I hope the bigger screen makes up for my sloppy touch screen typing on the 9800...
    09-20-12 08:49 PM
  8. djdonnyk's Avatar
    You won't have any problem typing on it, at least I don't
    09-21-12 02:44 PM
  9. Anonymous23400's Avatar
    Ok I hope you are right...
    When I flip my 9800 sideways and use it that way I find I either hit the lock button on the top or the hot key on the side. Very annoying especially when the hot key locks my phone and I have to re enter the password. Im not saying this is a flaw it is probably just my awkward grip. Are the buttons like that on the 9860?
    09-21-12 03:40 PM
  10. djdonnyk's Avatar
    Yes the virtual keyboard is the best ice ever used!
    09-21-12 04:38 PM
  11. Anonymous23400's Avatar
    No I mean the actual buttons on the top and sides of the phone. Not on the touch screen keyboard...
    09-21-12 04:42 PM
  12. Anonymous23400's Avatar
    Ok I received it. I guess Ill answer my own question if anybody else is wondering. The lock button is actually harder to press in and is embedded in the top middle edge of the phone. This is WAY better than the original torch. Now I don't have to worry about it being pressed in my pocket. Also the mute button is on the side instead of at the top which is WAY better. Good job RIM!
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    09-24-12 07:50 PM
  13. bungaboy's Avatar
    I am looking to add one of these 9860s to my current BlackBerry collection. I am using a 9810 at present and like it.

    As they are not being sold by carriers in Canada anymore I was wondering what a fair price would be for a refurb or used one. Any ideas?

    I was offered a refurbished one for $280 plus 15% tax = $322. Do you guys 'n gals think it is worth it?
    10-22-12 10:04 AM
  14. JORENO's Avatar
    10-22-12 11:56 AM
  15. bungaboy's Avatar
    Thanks. They won't ship to The Great White North unfortunately.

    But I have some friends in USA so I will see what we can do.

    Thanks again.
    10-22-12 06:26 PM
  16. kbz1960's Avatar
    10-22-12 06:59 PM
  17. bungaboy's Avatar
    Thanks.

    Naturally the Cross Border Shopping police won't let me see what your link pointed to.

    After going into the Cross Border section on the site I found one from J&R for $302.99 plus $40.40 shipping to Canada. Is that the one you were referring to?

    Thanks again for your help.
    10-22-12 07:13 PM
  18. kbz1960's Avatar
    Well the link isn't working for me now either. Let me fix that.
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    10-22-12 07:25 PM
  19. middbrew's Avatar
    The link takes you to eBay. Not sure if you can use the US eBay and have stuff shipped up there or not.
    10-23-12 07:24 AM
  20. izaakku's Avatar
    Loving my torch 9860 Monza so much but the bottom back button easily looses its click and i'm gonna press it more smoothly from now on.
    10-31-12 01:17 PM
  21. Anonymous23400's Avatar
    Crap I could have sold you mine... I went and bought a 9900 just so I could have the physical keyboard. Mine was only a month or so old as a replacement for the old torch. Problem is I fount out that when the phone is cold(not even close to freezing) or my fingers are cold the touch screen didn't work very well at all. Frustrating to say the least. Inside and warm it works great. I'm usually outside so its not good for me. I don't have it anymore though because it "broke" the last time it acted up on me.
    11-03-12 08:47 AM
  22. Anonymous23400's Avatar
    Loving my torch 9860 Monza so much but the bottom back button easily looses its click and i'm gonna press it more smoothly from now on.
    I noticed the track pad button lost its click once in awhile too...
    11-03-12 08:48 AM
  23. soapey's Avatar
    Got it a few days ago...switched over from an iPhone 4s. I actually like it alot Had a Blackberry when I was studying abroad in Asia because they were openly available and everyone had them...it was a bold...I <3 the Torch. Cheaper plan per month. Only problem I have is the the storage is small without buying an SD card etc
    11-09-12 10:03 PM
  24. Anonymous23400's Avatar
    Well after using my 9900 for a little while I have to say I was very impressed...... until the last few days. Here is why.... No auto-focus..... Seriously? I fix a lot of appliances and I used to take pictures of stickers with serial numbers and model numbers. No way can I do it with the 9900 phone... Blurry every time and yes I tried the various settings.... Why is it that every time I think one of these phones is perfect there is always 1 major flaw.... Other than that the phone is great. I was so happy until I found out no auto focus. The physical keyboard combined with the touch screen works perfect. Anyway.... I hope the BB10 phones come with auto focus and a combination of physical keyboard and touch screen
    11-13-12 03:24 PM
  25. JORENO's Avatar
    Why put this in the 9850/9860 thread if you got a 9900.
    Last edited by JORENO; 11-13-12 at 09:35 PM. Reason: spelling
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    11-13-12 09:34 PM
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