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This is it, guys. It's the last day of my BlackBerry Torch Challenge. It's been fun; there have been some ups and some downs; all in all, I enjoyed the challenge. Yes, there were some times when the challenge was just that, a challenge. But it gave me a chance to learn about the OS and experience it for myself over a period of thirty days. Sometimes when we review a device, we focus so much on the specs and numbers. We don't get to experience the intangibles that can make or break an OS. During this 30-day challenge, I got to experience those things and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the OS. It's been a real learning experience and I'm glad I got the chance to do it.

The question now is, Will I continue to use BlackBerry now that the challenge is over? No, I'm not going to. I feel that, based on my needs and wants, it's not the OS that's best suited for me. Therefore, I'm going to go back to Windows Phone, the OS I was using before I started this challenge. Maybe in the future I'll give BlackBerry 10 a chance or I may do another 30-day challenge with another OS. Who knows? Thanks for joining me for this ride. It's been fun.


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Joshua Rodriguez Becker
Joshua Rodriguez Becker BlackBerry: garbage, dead, obsolete.
Facebook user
Facebook user goodbye RIM
Anonymous
Anonymous It still is a grr8! mobile device! Blackberry finally updated & I just got one. It goes the miles, while keeping me in-touch with everyone seamlessly. People matter to me more anything. Things I like the mine, is updated 7.0 OS, the new candy-like feel & the 1.2 Ghz processor very zippy. Download 45 useful apps already.
Jesse Ling
Jesse Ling BlackBerry is great for business users,BUT not for typical consumers.Typical consumers want entertainment capabilities and thats just never been what RIM has been about.
Cake Chuenarom
Cake Chuenarom BlackBerry are so SUCK for me, that all I think about this brand.
Alycia Morris
Alycia Morris Obsolete.
Richard Wong
Richard Wong Surprisingly the Bold 9900 with its fast touch screen is much better than BB 5 or 6 phones with all the apps I need.
Drew Page
Drew Page Its a great OS and phone for business. They should really stay out of the consumer space. Its killing their company.
Anthony So
Anthony So The 9900 is a great phone
Larry Waters
Larry Waters BlackBerry is yesterday's news. Only Canadians seem to think the OS is worth a damn anymore. Move on.
Scott Smith
Scott Smith They Suck and should be bought out by Motorola...
Tom Nguyen
Tom Nguyen How the mighty have fallen. Google bought out Motorola. If RIM were to sell the company who would buy them? Their hardware is well lets say, "oldschool" and their OS? "ancient", their app store fails to compare with Android or IOS.. so what weapons do they have in their arsenal now? email and BBM? that's it? they are falling behind and fast.. they need to do something big this year or I believe they will go bankrupt in 2013.. don't take my word for it.. check the facts..look at how many phones they sold the past year compared to Android and Iphone. RIP
Brantley Culbertson
Brantley Culbertson phone line dead tablet line getting better
Gregory Hess
Gregory Hess There app store sucks, there phones looks the same and do the same thing. When u seen 1 u seen them all
David Michael
David Michael Black Berry sucks, the phone the company sucks, the phones and the design suck, the company management sucks and the c.e.o are retarded
Mitch Lopez
Mitch Lopez I would never do the Dingleberry challenge. Their OS is antiquated. I'd take a Windows Phone 7 challenge though.
Bladimir Mora
Bladimir Mora Blackberry have the best phones ever !!!
Malc Garrett
Malc Garrett Sux ass
Geraldy Reyes
Geraldy Reyes Ed that would b sorta viable only if MSFT would get up off their asses n do some actual work.
Vicente Jurado
Vicente Jurado Blackberry is a shit.. I prefer android its better and faster
Edward Gonse
Edward Gonse I think Microsoft will buy out RIM eventually and implement Windows into Blackberry's OS...kinda like a Windows OS with Blackberry Sense 1.0 to stay in somewhat of competition with Apple and Android. HP may even race Microsoft to buy up shares.
Nathaniel McCord
Nathaniel McCord Give it time they will get there I hope
Shaina Swanson
Shaina Swanson I just switched from the torch to the galaxy s 2, I Ann so happy with my decision. It was so frustrating always feeling likemy phone was years behind.
Bridget R. Jones
Bridget R. Jones It sucks
Sean Steinhoff
Sean Steinhoff The best day of my mobile life was when I trashed my Blackberry Storm 9530
Daniel Cuadrado
Daniel Cuadrado Blackberry's were great about 10 years ago. They just never evolved.
Jobany Zamora
Jobany Zamora Sucks big time
David March
David March I love my 9900. Wouldn't trade it for any other phone.
Joel Moran
Joel Moran I love my 9810!
Suzan Thompson
Suzan Thompson Hmm they still make them?
Donnell Leacock
Donnell Leacock Still use it. Still love it!
Frank Enstein
Frank Enstein Blackberry phones are absolute garbage by current standards. 10 years ago they were sweet.
Austin Craig Taylor
Austin Craig Taylor Lol, BlackBerry... Are you stuck in 2003???
Corey A. Mayo
Corey A. Mayo The pie and yogurt are good, the mobile notsomuch.
Joel Diaz
Joel Diaz Whats blackberry?
Jenni Buchanan
Jenni Buchanan My boyfriend just switched from his blackberry. Or crack berry yesterday to an android phone. He hated his blackberry beside the fact it is durable. He was so happy when I switched from android to iOS. Both of us are very happy now. Good bye crack berry!!!!
Orlando Maravilla
Orlando Maravilla boo....I use one for work....which suck major azz...
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski Blackberry is a dead platform.
Javier Delgado
Javier Delgado my granpa told me stories about a cellphone called Bb.. :D
Tyler Lucas
Tyler Lucas The company is not aging gracefully, they are falling behind but they have potential (the keyboard) whether BBX(QNX) whatever it is or even adopt web OS i think they can come back
Toni Brown
Toni Brown Who is Blackberry?.........
Fatih Tütüncü
Fatih Tütüncü it should stay as a fruit.
Andrea Tharp
Andrea Tharp Bor-ring!
iTino72
iTino72 nothing anymore. i doubt they can rebound.
Frank Porter
Frank Porter Blackberry is dead
George Isenhart
George Isenhart I believe Blackberry is where it all started as far as smartphones go, Yes I like my android but Sydney would there even be android or for that matter I Phone were it not for Blackberry?
David DiPilla
David DiPilla Lol dont know never played with it
David Weiss
David Weiss I have a BB Curve for work. The addressbook has neat feature and so does the email. But I don't like the keyboard as much as the one on my Pre 3.
David DiPilla
David DiPilla Terrible phone
Doug Springer
Doug Springer RIM is still in business??
Sue Riot
Sue Riot The alternatives. Windows phone, by the most bastardised software company that has been around for years. Android, by Google, the worlds most used search engine and recognised brands. iOS by the other big computer brand, Apple. Blackberry are the little guy in all that. It's a good company who make good products. Yes, maybe not as all conquering as the others, but it's not over yet. Good luck RIM
Sayeed Al-Shehab
Sayeed Al-Shehab blackberry has shriveled and needs to be trashed
Pinny Gildin
Pinny Gildin I have a Bold..slow and useless.
Jason Tate
Jason Tate eww. ios:)
Mahmoud Helmy
Mahmoud Helmy sucks
Steven Basso
Steven Basso Blackberry is old shitty technology my 2 year old pixi does more then a new bb
Micheal Washington
Micheal Washington BlackBerry has fallen way behind, got alot of catching up to do, glad you are going back to wp7, I'm loving this OS.
An T Nguyen
An T Nguyen blackberry over windows phone any day
Michael Mathis
Michael Mathis Blackberry was fun back n the day, but now that Android came and stole the scene blackberry is dead, obsolete, finished. Always loved the blackberry but now android gettin the love.
Todd M Clark
Todd M Clark I have the 4G Torch I lovve it!!!
Fred Wong
Fred Wong I currently have a Bold. I'm thinking about switching over to an iPhone as I don't really like BlackBerry that much.
Kurt Boynton
Kurt Boynton They grow wild around my house. Tastes pretty good. Make tea and pies and, oh wait we are talking about a phone ummm I think they were mostly made for the corporate world and thats probly where they will stay. Black berry at work android/iphone at home.
Samuel Esparza
Samuel Esparza Sydney is hot
Jeremey Brown
Jeremey Brown I love my android devices....there's my answer
Riqui Miz Redd Randall
Riqui Miz Redd Randall Tired of Blackberry already! Nothing new its all the same.
Frank Tiberius Marte Jr
Frank Tiberius Marte Jr Old technology like the cassette player
Vincent Jean
Vincent Jean Had a Pearl, curve and bold..it was time to.move on
James Martin
James Martin I don't. They would need to replace their board and management team and reinvent themselves to stand any chance of not becoming the next dead technology.
Justin Reynolds
Justin Reynolds They are not obsolete I use my torch as a ice scraper and most recently the battery as a rocket detonator
Michael Simon Blackburn
Michael Simon Blackburn They can do the things Ios android and wp7 do... just not very well... at all...must try harder ;)
Nathan Cooley
Nathan Cooley Blackberry should go die in a hole
Compton Himself
Compton Himself 8onths and with good promo on that QNX and they will back like crack... Until then or if that happens... Zzzzzzz
Christopher Ryan Cook
Christopher Ryan Cook Bleh
Omar Lmt
Omar Lmt I think shes cute
Clifton G. Harp
Clifton G. Harp I've had 3. I currently have an Android device and I cannot wait to get my iPhone!!
Sophie C. Gonzales
Sophie C. Gonzales According to the countdown app on my Bold 9700, I have 147 days left until I can upgrade. 'Nuff said!
Sarri Alsunna
Sarri Alsunna Falling behind very badly... Needs to catch up!
Rache Marie Pomol
Rache Marie Pomol Bb sucks
Jason DeBraux
Jason DeBraux It needs me on their board to help make decisions! They suck at least in the US!
Jean Martínez
Jean Martínez Obsolete
Nain El Fuego Romero
Nain El Fuego Romero What's a blackberry?
Victor Rios
Victor Rios Its dead




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