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Comparison Smartphone Review: BlackBerry Torch or Nexus One? Which is Better?

Sep 24, 2010, 15:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In the 14 years since I acquired my first mobile smart device (a Palm Pilot, circa 1996), the best combination of form and function for me came with my BlackBerry Curve 8300. This was truly a sweet smartphone that eventually just became outdated. There was really nothing wrong with my Curve when I gave it up in March of this year -- in fact it found a happy owner on eBay -- it's just that significant new developments had come along capability-wise that warranted a change for me as an entrepreneur in the mobile technology business.

"Ultimately what the Curve lacked was a higher resolution display, a 3G network, and a "real" Web browser. Everything else about the BlackBerry experience, especially when coupled with BlackBerry BES and Microsoft Outlook, suited me fine. The device was ergonomically well designed, provided an excellent mobile phone experience, and survived heavy use over nearly three years of conducting daily mobile computing tasks and other operations."

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