This week was a really busy one. Traveling and issuing several press releases for work meant lots of communications. That had to be the trigger for my long-time companion, the red BlackBerry pearl to go down. It was lost so I did what any rational person would do, borrowed someone else’s and called it.
There were repeated attempts to call it hoping I’d hear the ring but it was going straight to voice mail. First thought was the tower was overloaded since I was at a major farm show. Next came the thought that the battery was dead. I found it, put it on the charger & realized it was dead. Really dead. A new battery didn’t help so I spent 48 hours without a mobile phone. Oh the horror! And since the Pearl had two letters per key and the new one has a key per letter, I’m learning to type all over again. The good news is this Blackberry is a lot better than the one I used to have.
If you watch TV for a few minutes, you are almost certain to see an ad for the BlackBerry Torch. It has both a touch screen and a keyboard. Hope I get used to it soon.
FarmerTech Review – The Blackberry Torch – Peter Gredig
With the Blackberry Torch coming out in Canada very soon many smartphone using farmers are wondering they should be making the leap dater some of the struggles of the Storm and Storm 2. Even though touch screens are all the rage (think iphone) many people still like the idea of the actual keyboard. The concept of the Blackberry Torch is to give users the best of both worlds with a touch screen and the traditional keyboard that slides out the bottom of the phone (a slider).
Peter Gredig is an avid user of the Blackberry products and has been using a Torch for a month. Peter loves many of the Torch’s new features such as the operating system and the web browser. But with having said all that, will Peter give the Blackberry Torch his highest recommendation or will he suggest that you stick with your Bold or wait for the Torch gen 2 to hit the market? We talked at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.
via Real Agriculture.com.