Article by Bondita Doros
Adding to the bandwagon of an flawless range of mobile phones, Blackberry released the new Blackberry Torch 9800Blackberry fans were quite hopeful of some great features in the Torch, and they were proved right when the phone finally debuted in August 2010. The torch can be unbarred for use with service providers other than AT&T who really holds exclusive rights to Blackberry phones.
Blackberry has combined its two best features in this phone, by providing the Blackberry Torch 9800 with a touchscreen along with a keypad. Although the preliminary Touch model had its two minutes of fame, yet a number of users desired a keyboard function in it. A great deal of people who want the stylish touchscreen were somewhat dissatisfied with the Blackberry Crush, because it only had a keyboard. A touchscreen is present on the new Blackberry Torch. The navigation buttons of this phone are the same as other popular Blackberry phones, and so, this phone could be the ideal buy if you’ve been looking to buy a new phone. The keyboard is on the slipping panel of the cell phone, permitting users to make a decision on it being out or in, according to their needs. When you don’t need it, you can just slide it closed so you won’t have to worry about damaging the keyboard or accidentally sending strange messages. The construct quality is certainly as you would anticipate with Blackberrys, it is strong and able to stand up to hard use. The Torch will feel even stronger than other Blackberries, simply because the keyboard slide increases the unit’s width by a few millimeters.
Many were skeptical about the durability of the slider itself, but nearly all have been impressed with its development. Just like the most innovative phones should be, the Torch gives internet connectivity, Bluetooth and GPS. The only means this phone lacks in comparison to others these days is the absence of video shooting feature, but probably the 5 mp camera accocunts for it with exceptional photographs it can click. Besides the I phone 4, the smart phone arena doesn’t seem to have a mobile device that can surpass the finesse of the Torch 9800.
If the dilemma between the Torch and I phone is making you crazy, a close check on the keyboard slide feature might help you decide. However, a tiny concern could be, that only AT&T has exclusive service rights to this phone. If you’re not currently an AT&T subscriber, but still want this phone, you can have its service restrictions removed through unlocking, to make it compatible with your mobile carrier.
SIM card phones, like the Torch, need to be equipped with the particular provider’s SIM card and therefore, this one’s card may require to be replaced if the buyer wants to go with a service provider other AT&T. When you get one it will come provided with a code you need to input in order to unlock the phone. Nonetheless, by providing your carrier with the phone’s IMEI code, you can also request an unlock code from your cell phone service provider, which stops you from receiving a new SIM card. Look for the IMEI number within the “Device and Status Information” under the ‘Device’ menu of the phone.
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