Proud new owner :)
I picked up the Torch 9860 brand new for only $390 on Friday, and I have to say wow am I impressed by the quality and sheer performance increase over OS6. I'm running the latest 7.1 build and couldn't be happier at this point. I use Wind Mobile so I had to hunt down the correct iteration of this Torch 9850/60 series, and it turns out it required me finding an imported handset from Quebec's Videotron which I'm very happy they support, while for some reason Wind said they would be bringing it but never did.
All in all, even with all the gloom in the media concerning RIM, their devices continue to impress me, even if j2me is the only current software option handset-wise and even with the internals not being bleeding edge, I'm still happy
If anyone is on the fence in terms of this Torch series, please don't be, best OS7 device in the lineup in my opinion if keyboards aren't your thing or you don't mind not having a physical one. I came from a Bold 9780 and love the massive speed bump, and not having a physical keyboard actually hasn't bothered me, I quite like it.
- 07-02-2012, 10:10 PM #2
- CrackBerry Abuser
07-03-2012, 12:02 AM #3
- 118 Posts
I must be lucky, I picked it up a couple of weeks ago for $260. 9860s are under estimated here. Anyway, congrats on your new phone and welcome to the club. I came from a keyboard too, and didn't miss it at all, landscape typing is sooo effin
- 07-03-2012, 06:44 AM #5
Yup; definitely an underrated device. The screen is terrific, the browser gives my son's Android a run for its money (cue theHaters) and the Liquid Graphics is sill a real kick, even seven months into ownership. A pb makes this a perfect couple...it keeps getting better. If they could fix the memory leak it would be ideal, but it's not a deal breaker with such a quick bootup time.
It's definitely an underrated device. Rogers here I believe doesn't even carry it anymore. Lucky you got it that cheap velociraptor89 :P As for a PlayBook I got one during christmas and love it very much, build quality on both devices are rock solid. The battery capacity on the Torch isn't the greatest, but it shall do x)
It's great RIM went with the Snapdragon, it can support opengl es 2.0.. it's too bad developers could care less due to all the ranging BlackBerry resolutions and I'm not sure how the install base situation is for BB7 handsets, much less the high end models
- CrackBerry Addict
07-05-2012, 02:29 AM #9
- 845 Posts
Good that more and more people are coming over to the Torch 9860. We definitely need more users of the first full touchscreen device from RIM.Curve 8300 -> Curve 8320 -> Bold 9780 -> Torch 9860 -> Bold 9900 -> Z10
iPad 1 -> iPad 2 -> Playbook 64gb
- 07-05-2012, 11:52 PM #13
- CrackBerry User
07-06-2012, 04:20 AM #16
- 63 Posts
glad to see you all here and happy. i can not agree less with you. the speed at wish the torch 9860 functions is quite amazing. got mine since January this year and I'm still loving it. and here in Nigeria the 9860 and the 9900 are leading in the demand for BB. the curve series are not left out though. moreso, the prices are getting lower, but RIM can still do better in terms of price.
I have moved from storm 1 to storm 2 and now this. miss the surepass thing though.
Sent from my BlackBerry 9860
- CrackBerry User
07-06-2012, 06:55 AM #17
- 47 Posts
The 9860 is grossly under-rated.
Here in India, iP3S & 9860 retail at same price (~ $360). And there are morons who get that iCr@p.
I don't get it. Why the crowds think all versions of iP are awesome and even the latest OS 7.1 devices are called sh*t .
- 07-07-2012, 06:14 PM #18
I don't like this post. I LOVE IT!!!
You will really appreciate this phone if you like taking pictures. No not iPhone level but definitely fantastic photos. Just make sure its in the right settings!8700, Bold 9000, Bold 9700, Torch 9860, Z10! Spider-Man case FTW!!!
- 07-07-2012, 06:53 PM #19
totally agree with this post. I don't understand this "selling my bb and pb since bb10 is delayed". if something being delayed three months makes you sell everything you probably should have done that anyway. i am amazed with the 9860 and the pb. solid biuld, fast, stable..... just need to tell somebody. Great phone.
Sent from my BlackBerry 9860 using Tapatalk
- CrackBerry Abuser
07-14-2012, 03:24 PM #22
- 339 Posts
I found mine online for free so II upgraded one of my lines mostly cause I wanted a toy to play with. My main line can still upgrade to bb10 in march so I'm all set.
Anyhow, I wasn't real serious about the phone. I had a 9810 and my wife has a 9900. I figured I'd see what was up with this one but I love it. The huge screen is just amazing. I'm not warming up to the keyboard to well but for everything else its great. That being said I wonder why they didn't just make it even bigger like the competition.
- CrackBerry Genius
07-14-2012, 05:27 PM #23
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