Pros lge crystal clear screen. great size; small but doesnt feel cheap. very responsive and fast with new processor and added ram. exc. virtual keyboard which is better than iphone (imho). the panel menu options are an excellent idea. vzw network. exc web e
Cons not 4g (a pro and con due to battery drain of 4g), dont have great variety of apps. no hotspot option.
Summary just upgraded from storm2. what an amazing improvement. i have an iphone(att) and ipad (which i luv) as toys. but i could never get used to the iphone for everyday use. and I always have sync issues with iphone/ipad and outlook. bb/outlook sync is seamless. torch can make it thru the day with moderate use. however, i carry a spare battery for heavier use/roaming needs. at least i can replace the battery, apple!!Web experience is great with multiple-window option and is super fast. Still haven't needed the spare battery after 2 wks of use... And still lovin the torch.
i had considered trying a 4g bionic. however, the battery drain and lack of world coverage were deal breakers for me.
this gem is faster than my storm and my iphone (att). bb haters need to get a life.
I will have no problem waiting for the next gen bb (qnx). long live rimm!!
Updated on Sep 25, 2011
To carpentertl... Try the mapquest app. It will give you audio turn by turn.
Pros It's a BB so you should expect it to be like other Rim phones.
Cons Not one review commented on the voice quality or how this BB worked as a phone, which CNET said was below par for a BB.
Summary How does this BB sound and work as a phone???
Pros Very responsive, nice size, great call quality and nice entertainment mixed with the best push email in the business. Fast and added memory. I have no problems with this phone, RIM finally stepped it up!
Cons None I have experienced so far.........
Summary Love using this device, easy to use, feels good in your hand. Everything works great I have no problems and I recommend this phone to anyone! Battery gets me through the day just fine...........
Pros Large crisp screen, very stable OS, customisable, quicker browser, nice phone all around. Coupled with a BlackBerry PlayBook it's a pretty formidable combination.
Cons Battery life could be better. No 1080p video recording, not 4g, no front facing camera (not a deal breaker as I don't video or take pictures of myself :p), some of my favorite Games not compatible with OS7.
Summary Very good phone. I wish my phone screen had cracked sooner. I was so comfortable with my previous phone that I had stopped looking for the next great thing and didn't realize that BB had released this phone or OS7. I'm not an app fiend so the lack of apps doesn't bother me, plus whatever I need I can do it online anyway. Otherwise I don't need an app for that. I'm loving this phone and wish it was upgradable to BB10. Love the format factor of this phone, not too big or too small. Big enough to watch a movie but small enough to fit in my jean pockets and not be uncomfortable. It has surprised some former BB users with how good it is.
Pros I like the frequent vs all panel
Cons Pretty much the whole phone. The lag is unbearable, now even my unlock button is being picky. I use my phone for texting and twitter, and the format for texting is broken making it impossible to use.Fb and twitter apps are terrible compared to apple
Summary Overall, i should have gotten an iphone. yes i have dropped the phone a few times, but no more than ive dropped an ipod or old phones. My unlock button and the button on the bottom are laggy, making me hit them for maybe even a minute until my phone actually lights up. the texting app is super glitchy, and the facebook app is terrible, and twitter just seems so out of date even though i have the latest upgrade. not a big caller so i cant tell you much about that. I'd say blackberry is far behind other phones like iphone and androids, so skip this.