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Aaron does an in-depth review of the BlackBerry Torch 9850, Sprint's newest 'Berry and one of the new models announced earlier in the month.  Specifications include a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon CPU, 3.7-inch display (the largest on a BlackBerry to date), 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording capabilities, and BlackBerry 7.  It's available at Sprint now for $149.99 - $50 cheaper than the flagship Android phones.

Should you buy it when awesome Android options like the PHOTON 4G, EVO 3D, and Epic 4G Touch are out there (or on their way)?  We'll break it down.  Part 1 of 2.


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Nokphone Photsavang
Nokphone Photsavang l like that
TJ Hahn
TJ Hahn
Femi Sasona
Femi Sasona Let me say this again. For the people that talk shit about blackberry and say android is better, mark my words when I tell you blackberry is coming back with a vengance on the mobile scene. Three letters QNX with the ability to download android applications as well. E-mail is superior on the berry, and browsing is on par with android so what else does android have on blackberry? Anyone feel free to answer this that actually knows cell phones.
Bryon Carlin
Bryon Carlin I wouldn't with just the EVO 3D and Photon 4g out.
Afi Ahmed
Afi Ahmed Hate bb
Matt Finzel
Matt Finzel The Epic 4g already had a touchscreen, now they're getting rid of the awesome keyboard? FOR WHAT? Stupid idea. Blackberry always appealed to me, I would choose them over Android if they had more apps.
Brian K Andrews
Brian K Andrews Who said BB doesn't support Flash? FOR REAL?! Your homework scores in school must have been AWESOME! BB7 DOES support Flash..... don't talk about what you don't know. (I'm just sayin').
Naram Moshe
Naram Moshe Why would I get those when I could wait 3 months and get the Nexus Prime
Alex Ochoa
Alex Ochoa Of blackberry would support flash.. I would buy the new torch 9850 I think it's one of the best looking phones around.. But it doesn't support it so no
Marc Barbieri
Marc Barbieri Do not buy a Blackberry. Everyone said that the new ones were so much better but I got a 9930 and the only thing better about it is the speed. It's still archaic and lacks apps.
Matt Jackson
Matt Jackson Too little too late RIM :(
Curtis VanSelus
Curtis VanSelus Lol no one likes BlackBerry anymore
Nathaniel Hull
Nathaniel Hull Ummmm if u are stupid ud pick the bb, comon now that gs2 model is thee beat android device evvvvvvveeerrrr, not much will beat it in perfornance, if anythinh!!!!!!!!!!
Darrell Cunningham
Darrell Cunningham No, neither......
Henry Cuzo
Henry Cuzo Screw blackberry ima get epic 4g touch
Justin Rodriguez
Justin Rodriguez Yes!
Jc Salazar
Jc Salazar Only a fool!
John Arthur Jr.
John Arthur Jr. Nobody should ever buy a BlackBerry after 2010
Steve Moore
Steve Moore NOPE!
Larry L Roe
Larry L Roe I don't like blackberry sence droid came out
José Francisco Anave Oporto
José Francisco Anave Oporto No
Jesus Salinas
Jesus Salinas Blackberry blows....
Garrett Vincent
Garrett Vincent Cant hate on blackberry. But given the choice id go with the galaxys2
Joernie Berrios
Joernie Berrios No F#&%ing way!!!!...,..thats really dumb question:-\
Robert Centennial
Robert Centennial You couldn't give me a bb
Pete Bradley
Pete Bradley F@!k android! That shit will be outdated in a week!
Tommy Nguyen
Tommy Nguyen Hell no, what's Blackberry?
Mark Strong
Mark Strong Just get me an iPhone on T-Mobile already. Sheesh....
Daniel Edwards
Daniel Edwards I just read this article about this same thing. I would get the samsung.http://www.wesisearch.com/blog/
Michael Breeze
Michael Breeze If i'm spending huge money each month on data, its going to be for an epic and not some dinky blackberry
Kitty Foxie
Kitty Foxie If the battery sucks like my epic 4g...bb bold 9930 here I come! It can't do sh*t once the battery dies....I'm a reporter and cannot be tethered to a charger all day!
Raul Martinez
Raul Martinez Raspberrys instead!
Ricky Amaro
Ricky Amaro Y do u keep asking stupid questions? It's like u work for a phone company!! That's it!, I am officially unliking ur page!
Brent Legendre
Brent Legendre duh, no brainer, yes!
Ron Scott
Ron Scott No.
Basil Mahmud
Basil Mahmud Hell noo!!!!
Tim Shull
Tim Shull Yes bb best e-mail !
Dennis Petrospour
Dennis Petrospour not a chance
Rohan Patel
Rohan Patel because android-like notifications, imessage, reminders, wireless syncing, camera button and cropping photos are sooooooo brand new. iphone does nothing but take features from another platform, dumb it down, then call it brand new
Sumeet Deshmukh
Sumeet Deshmukh Samsung epic 4g touch
Levi Bethel
Levi Bethel nope
Matt Mianulli
Matt Mianulli android is better when you know linux and bash :D and anything but a blackberry come on seriously
Jan Michael Cruz
Jan Michael Cruz Android gets outdated every week, flooding us with new devices. Got tired of tracking them, when you finally got decided of buying a certain android, a new one gets launched. And yes, if it comes to t-mo I will for the wife.
Omar Ahmed
Omar Ahmed yes yes yes because it got bbm which is epic ! and enables me to communicate wid friends the whole tym .. actually saves credit also :P
Mustafa Zakaria
Mustafa Zakaria i think so
Stephen E. Rhodes
Stephen E. Rhodes iOS, GTFO. Damn Unix ripoff
Michael Hamilton
Michael Hamilton iOS 5.....'nough said
Stephen E. Rhodes
Stephen E. Rhodes Blackberry is useless, there is no reason not to get android
Tony Abiama
Tony Abiama Why was this asked? I would choose a Kyocera Echo over a damn Blackberry.
James Gustavo Hidalgo
James Gustavo Hidalgo Is blackberry paying you guys to advertise it so much? I swear its like the 20th bb post for this phone
Randy A Ferguson
Randy A Ferguson Android is soo complicated.....but yet they're soo cool
Michael Breeze
Michael Breeze Blackberry sucks... People are finally not falling for their hype anymore
Tham Ye Yang
Tham Ye Yang get a galaxy note
Tham Ye Yang
Tham Ye Yang lol
Gabe Perez
Gabe Perez I want to sign up with Sprint but I am torn. I want to eventually get a Blackberry Playbook so I would like to get the Blackberry 9850 but that screen size of the new Epic Touch is wow. So I dunno what to do....
Andy Cruz
Andy Cruz naaaa
Steve Hartsock
Steve Hartsock Some would. Some may not like the cluttered nature of Android or how much it force closes.
Eric Ver Linden
Eric Ver Linden Blackberry's are stupid.
Jonathan Gutierrez
Jonathan Gutierrez Heck no the Samsung epic 4G touch just blows it out of the water n specs . I'm already set to get this phone Wen my contract is over n December(:
Anthony Douglas
Anthony Douglas Did you run out of questions b/c this is a no brainier....




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