Few days ago, the bunch of Maxis10 reviewers for Blackberry Torch 9800 have got the Torches in hand!
Before I start, I know some might think who am I to review the new savvy BB Torch? I’m no tech-blogger, I’m no famous person, I’m no pretty girl with super high traffic..
At the end of the day, a BB Torch is just used but tech people or famous people or lengluis with high traffic blogs!
I’m also a consumer so why is my review is not qualified? Instead of technical approach on the phone, as a normal consumer, I too can have my say on the phone as well..
And why I was chosen as a reviewer under Maxis10, that beats me but of course I was glad that I applied for the Maxis10 programme..
I was shocked when I got selected for the Maxis10 and really happy to be able to test the phone..
*The Blackberry Torch 9800*
The all new Blackberry Torch 9800 a.k.a Teledega is the first BB with a true touchscreen instead of tap-screen like the Storm series..
It’s also the first BB running on Blackberry OS6 and soon-to-come, BB Storm Refresh (Odin Refresh)..
I’ll discuss bout the OS 6 in upcoming entries and this entry is just to give you an outlook of how the BB Torch 9800 looks like..
*Blackberry Torch 9800 is a slider phone*
As you can see, BB Torch 9800 is a slider smartphone with both touchscreen-enabled and QWERTY keypad..
For a first-hand physical feeling, the QWERTY keypad is a tad too flat and small as compared to the Bold and even Curve..You can feel more of the buttons on both Bold and Curve..
But after using the Torch for 3 days, I kinda get used to the flat QWERTY keypad already but I must warn this to people with bigger thumbs..
*Home screen of BB Torch 9800 on a sideview*
Now the screen can even tilt side ways on either left or right side just like the iPhone and you can use a virtual keyboard for your typing..
This of course I’ll discuss further in the OS 6 blog entry too..
*I’m using Hotlink BIS Prepaid Plan*
Hotlink have this Daily BIS plan with only RM2.50/day but I kinda get confused with it’s usage and what’s not, I think I’ll try with the Weekly BIS plan for RM28/week..
Some friends said their credit got deducted for no reason and I defended Hotlink on the first day I was using it..
Unfortunately mine was deducted too, for almost RM20 in just 2 days..I was just using BBM, UberTwitter, and Foursquare..Not too sure how’s the Daily BIS plan works..
I only know that Daily BIS doesn’t include Internet Browsing..So after this I might just subscribe the Weekly BIS plan with 500MB data, inclusive of Internet Browsing..
One can activate the BIS plan at any point of time from their BB..Just dial *100# and press 7 to set your Internet settings..Then choose your plan, whether it’s daily, weekly, or monthly..
Okay don’t ask me bout the rates and T&C and all coz I’m not here to talk about the rates..So head over to Maxis Centre or any Hotlink booth for more info..
*BB Pin Barcode*
Once you have started your BIS plan, it’s time for BBM! Let’s BBM and start a whole new era of instant-messaging..
Do stay tune for more reviews on this Blackberry Torch 9800, namely the OS 6, functions, features, camera, and perhaps some applications..
Well it’s the Maxis10 Programme, so we have 9 other reviewers that you might want to check them out as well..
*Maxis10 for Blackberry Torch 9800*
From left to right >> Raracandyfloss, YnnLunia, Sham Hardy, Jason Lioh, Lightyoruichi, Jamie Chin, yours truly, Eizil, Bryan Lim, and Xiangcool..
Other than checking out their blogs, you can also follow us and other Maxis10 reviewers on Twitter by following the #Maxis10..