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Engadget's reviews of Research In Motion's (RIMM) latest Blackberrys offer lukewarm praise: "The...

Engadget's reviews of Research In Motion's (RIMM) latest Blackberrys offer lukewarm praise: "The Torch 9810 almost sparks our interest as a relevant device." "You could do worse than the Torch 9850. You could do better, though, too." "The BlackBerry Bold 9930 feels like ... the last hurrah for an OS that isn't much longer for this world."
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  • petergrt
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    A much more objective review.


    Most importantly however, if iSomething is your idea of a perfect phone / gadget, than nothing will satisfy.


    On the other hand, if you are looking for a cell-phone as a serious business tool, than you can't do much better than the latest BB's.
    16 Aug 2011, 11:19 AM Reply Like
  • entmd
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    From that review....


    "With an improved and enhanced operating system that is speedier than any previous version, this could be the total package you’re looking for in a smartphone. Unfortunately, it’s still a BlackBerry, and outside of the core areas where a BlackBerry still offers a competitive advantage like email, for instance, I don’t see a reason to pick this smartphone over an iPhone 4 or one of the latest Android handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S II or Google’s Nexus S. There will always be a market for the current incarnation of BlackBerry smartphones, but that market is shrinking daily and RIM’s QNX-based mobile devices can’t come soon enough."


    So a glowing review in my opinion yet the conclusion is that it can't compete with the iPhone 4 or the top end Android devices. And you RIM apologists still can't understand why RIM is losing?
    16 Aug 2011, 04:11 PM Reply Like
  • petergrt
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    The actual review is far more positive than its agenda driven characterization.
    16 Aug 2011, 11:45 AM Reply Like
  • Herr Hansa
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    Engadget are well known for bashing BlackBerry phones in their reviews. This review is actually quite favorable, compared to their usual. Check the video part of the review to see this in action. Usual Engadget comments bash BlackBerry phones for having a keyboard, and then Engadget bashes the 9850 for not having a keyboard like the 9810. Of course the real test will be sales figures, but these are too late released in this quarter to make much of an impact. The target for BlackBerry is over 13million handsets in Q4, so we have nearly four months wait to see if they can cruise along until the QNX phones start to appear.
    16 Aug 2011, 12:35 PM Reply Like
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