Thursday, August 5, 2010

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 Arrives

It looks like the new BlackBerry Torch is an acceptable alternative for smartphones, but won't be a savior for BlackBerry sales going forward.

BlackBerry has been the enterprise choice for mobile for years because of its ability to handle email and remains a key player. RIM, the manufacturer of BlackBerrys, lost critical time to both Apple and Android by waiting this long to come out with the Torch. They haven't given anyone a reason to move from another platform to BlackBerry, which will be cause for concern in the future.

At On-Site Technical Solutions we're going to have iPhones, Droids and BlackBerrys, but the kids are going to make me be the resident BlackBerry holder. That shouldn't make BlackBerry very happy. As Gizmodo noted in its review,

If you don't already own a BlackBerry, you will not want this phone. And if you do, you still might not want it, even if it may very well be the "best BlackBerry ever."

Here are some links to reviews of the new BlackBerry:

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review  from
BlackBerry Torch Review  from Gizmodo
BlackBerry Torch Early Reviews: Apple Can Hold a Flame to It  from eWeek

and here are a couple of links on mobile sales:

IDC: BlackBerry, Samsung Cell Phone Sales Booming from
Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales Grew 17 Per Cent in First Quarter 2010
Samsung No. 1 Among U.S. Mobile Phone Makers, Apple No.6 from All Things Digital

and here's a video from at the launch:

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