"Much better than the reviews led me to believe"4.0 starson by HenryE65
Pros: Excellent keyboard
Phone features are good - I can hear others well and they can hear me excellently
Screen is better than I expected
MUCH faster than reviews led me to believe
Cons: A bit heavy
Battery takes longer to charge than previous phones (might be defective battery, I'll check with AT&T)
The speaker phone volume could be better
Summary: I've had a bunch of phones, including several Blackberries. At home, we also have iPhones (3GS and 4). I needed to get the Torch for work because the IT department only supports Blackberries. Reading negative reviews, I thought this meant my only choice would be an inferior product (my last phone was a BB Tour, and while it had its pros, the browser was very weak).
Boy, was I ever wrong. I am actually very impressed with the Torch. The device is faster than I expected, the screen is actually not bad at all, and the keyboard is simply amazing. BB 6 works well, although I'm still learning all the features. The browser is much much much better than on previous BB's. Also, the phone features are good. People tell me they can hear me very well, and I can hear them fine. My only complaint on this score is that the speaker function should be louder. I use it while driving, and my previous Tour had better speaker volume.
I'm still playing around with the device (only had it for a week and it has a lot of features). Haven't used the camera/video camera enough to really judge, and still playing around with apps. Also, need to see why the battery takes so long to charge (this happened to me before with another phone; replacing the battery fixed the problem, maybe same situation). But, overall, I am very pleased with this phone.