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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-03-2010
My Device: Curve 8530
My Carrier: Sprint
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BlackBerry Torch phone...

...with both a touchscreen and slide-out keyboard.

 

My question is THIS - WHY is Blackberry ONLY marketing it through AT&T? Are they dumping Sprint (my carrier) and others? What's going on.

 

I'm very fond of my Blackberry, but if they're "abandoning ship" to go exclusively with AT&T on all new phones, I shan't be joining them. I won't leave Sprint just for a phone, no matter how much I like it.

 

Needless to say, this "only AT&T" thing is worrisome.

 

Does anyone know?

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Posts: 21,606
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.2.2639; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: BlackBerry Torch phone...

My guess is that ATT paid a large amount of money for "exclusive."  I'm not surprised as they did this with the iPhone too. 


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Posts: 337
Registered: ‎02-13-2009
My Device: Classic, Passport
My Carrier: T-Mobile CZ

Re: BlackBerry Torch phone...

I am very disapointed about the ATT exclusivity selling the Torch as well. WTF, why such a stupid step from RIM? I am on T-Mobile and I was waiting for Torch, but it looks like I will not get it soon. I really thing about seriously to switch to Android....

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-04-2010
My Device: Tour 9630
My Carrier: Sprint

Re: BlackBerry Torch phone...

If I'm going to AT&T I'm getting an iPhone.  I love my Blackberry but if I'm going to a crappy network, I'm going to get a good phone.  Even then, why would I leave unlimited everything to go to AT&T where you can no longer get unlimited data???  This is a bad move for RIM.

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Posts: 8,978
Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z30
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: BlackBerry Torch phone...

AT&T's exclusive rights to carry the Torch expire in two years...........if you care to wait. Smiley Happy


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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-03-2010
My Device: Curve 8530
My Carrier: Sprint

Re: BlackBerry Torch phone...

I would wait, anyway, for several reasons.

 

I am hesitant to jump on any brand new bandwagon, be it car, or smartphone. When I was eyeing Palm PRE, I knew I wanted to wait at least 1 year to make sure major bugs were out of it. Ditto for Blackberry Torch.

 

My new (2 year) contract (renewal) got me my Blackberry Curve for $49.00 - so I have to wait 2 years before I upgrade, anyway, and I just got my Blackberry Curve and love it.

 

I am less concerned with jumping on the Blackberry  Torch bandwagon and was more concerned about them doing the "exclusively AT&T" thing. I still think it stinks! I mean 3 other major carriers, and they go with the one who cannot cope with iPhone?

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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: BlackBerry Torch phone...

The 9800 will work on Tmobile.

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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-03-2010
My Device: Curve 8530
My Carrier: Sprint

Re: BlackBerry Torch phone...

Re link you sent "This account has been suspended."

 

But I am not Verizon HTC anyway.  I am Sprint, but thanks.

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-15-2010
My Device: Blackberry Torch 9800
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: BlackBerry Torch phone...

Check out youtube on BB Torch.

 

AT&T and Blackberry supposedly designed this phone together.

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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎11-03-2010
My Device: Classic
My Carrier: AT&T GoPhone

Re: BlackBerry Torch phone...

There are a bunch of Sprint customers who would like to have a Torch like phone:

 

http://community.sprint.com/baw/thread/39803