BlackBerry Torch 9800: RIM failing, but why?

When RIM announced to the world the BlackBerry Torch 9800, we assumed that it would be a hit with both consumers and corporate users, as it was a marriage of touch screen and physical QWERTY keyboard. However, things have not gone as well as expected with news that just 150,000 units were shifted over the weekend.

There are some that say that the Torch is considered a flop, but JR Raphael from PC World believes that it is way to soon for that. However, we cannot get away from the fact that Research In Motion is now facing an uphill battle, one that is getting steeper to climb as each day goes by.

The launch of the BlackBerry Torch and the new OS 6 was headline news on the day and a few days after that, but it seems as if the novelty of a new BlackBerry handset has now worn off and current BlackBerry owners have decided to wait for the new Storm 3. There is no evidence to this, but just what I believe to be true.

Why would you want to buy a handset that has a poor performing processor and a lack of features? This is one of the reasons why Android is winning out, most of the new handsets running on this mobile OS has all the latest hardware – you only have to look at the Galaxy S range to understand what I mean.

So where does RIM go from here?

  • Tim

    A OS upgrade might help. 1, touch for keyboard on contact screen doe not always work. 2. It's too easy to accidently dial the 1st number in the contact list. 3. You have to open case to deleate multible emails or calls. 4. sometime you have to remove the battery to wake up phone.

    No istruction book

    Unidentified symbol ES sometime appears – no one knows what it stands for.

    Call reception and transmissins is much bhetter than my preious curve.