1. GrahamNet's Avatar
    I am currently near two years on my Torch 9800. Considering an upgrade to 9810 with contract extension making it free. Can anyone tell me if it makes sense to go ahead and upgrade, or should we expect to see a newer version of the Torch summer 2012? I'd rather use the contract extension on something newer if it's just around the corner.
    05-21-12 06:23 PM
  2. Snipperdo17's Avatar
    No one really knows when the next slider will come out. It is expected that the first BlackBerry 10 phone will be all touch, with the keyboard versions falling to Christmas time or even next year. That timeframe isn't confirmed, but those are the latest rumors. If I'm wrong, someone correct me please!
    05-21-12 06:33 PM
  3. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    The speculations are we wont see a new BlackBerry slider until early 2013, so if you are looking to upgrade and really like the slider form factor, and have been happy with the 9800, the 9810 is the biggest generational jump RIM has had in a very long time,

    Go for it
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    05-21-12 06:34 PM
  4. BB10FTW's Avatar
    There won't be any new phones coming out in summer 2012. The only phones coming out are the BB10 devices and they won't start shipping until the fall some time. There also hasn't been much news about a BB10 Torch device so unless you want to wait for a full touch BB10 or a BB10 device with a physical keyboard than get the 9810. I personally haven't heard anything about a Torch style BB10 device.

    Hope you get what makes you happy and works best for you.
    05-21-12 06:36 PM
  5. Nogrentain's Avatar
    Depends on the length of your contract. As others have said, all that is known is the all touch London should launch in October, and a bold style bb10 phone, Nevada is set to hopefully launch by Christmas. I would presume a bb10 torch would be after that. Are you willing to wait? If not, you'll still bw happy, I think. I bought a used 9810 for one third the retail price to replace my 9530 storm and I love this phone. Its basically a 9800 that's always snappy and much faster. If you like the torch form factor, I say go for it, and sell your 9800 to recoup some of the cost.
    05-21-12 10:01 PM
  6. jafobabe's Avatar
    I too replaced my 9800 with the 9810 for the slider that I adore and the auto focus camera that the bold 9900 does not have.

    The OS7 is MUCH faster and smoother than the 9800.

    Go for it because you are looking at about a year and a half before another slider comes out!
    05-21-12 10:06 PM
  7. VanCity778's Avatar
    I was itching for an upgrade a few days ago.

    I got a 9900. I still have my 9810 but the 9900 is by far the best phone. Do not move to a 9810. My advice is wait for a BB10 device or try a 9900.
    05-21-12 10:11 PM
  8. Plazmic Flame's Avatar
    I don't think a BB10 Vertical slider device was on the roadmap.
    05-21-12 10:11 PM
  9. llllBULLSEYE's Avatar
    The speculations are we wont see a new BlackBerry slider until early 2013
    Yep that's what I'm thinking too.
    Having used both devices (9800 8 months 9810 9 months) I can tell you its a Huge difference specially internet speed.
    My 9810 on 3G+ destroys my old 9800 loading pages and the pinch to zoom works
    perfect unlike in the 9800. Also the phone doesn't freeze like the 9800 occasionally does.
    Add to that the better screen resolution and basically double hardware power and you got
    yourself a very powerful capable BlackBerry worth upgrading to.
    05-21-12 10:13 PM
  10. Nogrentain's Avatar
    I agree fully with Bullseye. My only gripe, moving from the 9530 to the 9810 is the build quality. It can take a punishment still, but feels so cheap. But you already have a 9800 so I doubt that you'd take issue.
    05-21-12 10:19 PM
  11. RicZoh's Avatar
    I upgraded from my Torch to the 9900. And, what a difference. I think you'd be happy going from the 9800 to the new Torch.

    My 9900 is blazing fast compared to my 9800. Nothing like a little flick on the screen to send my Twitter feed screaming by.

    Do it, you won't be disappointed.

    Sent from my Magical BlackBerry Bold 9900
    05-21-12 10:30 PM
  12. jolly_jnr's Avatar
    the bold touch 9900 is by far the best blackberry so i would recommend to get that instead of the 9810, the torches have a tendancy to scratch easily no problem was found with the bold 9900.
    05-21-12 10:37 PM
  13. anthogag's Avatar
    You can put your hands on a BB10 in five months

    Otherwise, yes upgrade to the 9810 if you like your 9800 buy hate the 'speed/lag issues'

    Web browsing on the H+ 9810 is much better. The screen is great

    Pair the 9810 with the playbook if you don't have one
    05-22-12 07:26 AM
  14. gravymonster's Avatar
    I have a 9810 and I'd say it is totally worth it. there are some that say it isn't that different but I promise they never actually used one. It is light years faster and the keyboard actually does feel nicer to use.

    That being said. The blackberry 10 phones should be out soon and while there won't be a slider like the people have already said above, I think that may be worth the wait. so its really up to you on what you value more.
    05-22-12 12:05 PM
  15. GrahamNet's Avatar
    Being a noob to this forum I'm pleasantly surprised by the quick response and enthusiasm. I'm grateful for the excellent advice all around. Still need to think over the upgrade strategy but I do love this form factor and will likely go 9810 for the better performance over the 9800. I originally went iPhone on my last upgrade. Thankfully, that only lasted about two weeks before I came to my senses and I returned it, to go back to BB in the form of the Torch. (the guys in the store thought I was crazy, but I explained they needed to do a better job evaluating users' needs). I just couldn't stand feeling boxed in by the iPhone and the inferior integration of Outlook on it, among numerous other hardware and business related usefulness. It's been interesting to note that almost everyone that sees my Torch is stunned that it is a BlackBerry and had no clue they even make a touchscreen. Better marketing is definitely a must for RIM.
    05-23-12 05:16 PM