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BlackBerry Torch 2 (9810) Setup Guide with Tips and Tricks

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Congratulations on buying your BlackBerry Torch 2! I’m sure you’ll find that the modern BlackBerry OS has most of what you need right out of the box. If you’re upgrading, BlackBerry 6 users will find the update very familiar while OS 5 users will find that a lot of things that used to be optional now come standard and are deeply integrated into the OS. This guide is geared towards the BlackBerry novice so if you’re already a BlackBerry expert you may be more interested in the hardware side of things in our BlackBerry Torch 2 review. Hit the jump for a guide to setting up your new device.
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5 Cool Things We Can Expect From RIM in the Next Few Months

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First Impressions of the Bold 9900, Torch 9810 and Torch 9850/9860

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BlackBerry 7 fan night
More pictures from the event available from PhotoJunkie.ca.

First of all, can you believe these model numbers? RIM couldn’t have made them more confusing. I have been writing about BlackBerry for years and I simply cannot remember what device they’re talking about when they say 9850, 9860 or 9810. The 98xx doesn’t even represent the same device anymore. You used to be able to write 97XX and you knew the 9700 and 9780 both looked the same, but not anymore. From now on, we’re going to refer to the devices by name only. The following seem most appropriate:

Bold 9900 = Bold Touch
Torch 9810 = Torch 2
Torch 9850/9860 = Storm 3

Recently, we attended the BlackBerry 7 Fan Night in Toronto and we had an opportunity to get some quality time with RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry 7 devices. There are a lot of things to say about these devices with some Pros and Cons for each of them. Generally, these devices are everything we saw last year but turned up around 40%. The user experience is faster, with homescreen switching and app launching all happening much faster (Liquid Graphics), and the web browsing experience is also much faster. The Torch 9850 and 9860, aka the Storm 3, seems to be RIM bringing back the all-touch experience (with trackpad), and it’s probably the most risky of the BlackBerry 7 devices.
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RotationLock App Free For a Limited Time Only So Grab It Now

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RotationLock

Accelerometers are fast becoming a standard in smartphones and with the Torch being a popular current device, there’s probably a lot of users out there looking to lock their screen and prevent it from rotating. There’s also some upcoming devices with accelerometers such as the Monaco and Torch 2.

S4BB let us know that their RotationLock app is free this month on App World so you better grab a copy now while it’s still free. The app lets you lock our screen in the position it currently is in. Ideal when you use your phone as navigator, write an email or watch a movie. Other features include:
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A Preview of Upcoming BlackBerry Devices: Apollo, Torch 2 and Monaco

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It’s an interesting time for BlackBerrys as the company has been getting slammed in the media. One analyst even went as far as saying that RIM has lost the consumer market. One of the reasons the company is probably not doing well with the media lately is because RIM is in a transition period. The company is embarking on an entirely new operating system for its devices and it has a lot of potential. In the meantime, RIM is going to release a series of devices that look like decent upgrades to the current product lines, but will probably not garner the attention they should from media. Also, there’s a lot of questions in the air about whether the upcoming QNX OS will be able to run on these devices, or if people will be purchasing hardware that won’t be able to get the next year’s software. Let’s take a look at what this summer has to offer.
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Potential Release Timeframes for Bold Touch, Torch 2 and Next Generation Curve

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blackberry roadmap

The above slide shows a potential roadmap for the Bold Touch, next generation Curve, and the Torch 2. It’s not clear where the slide came from exactly, and could be T-Mobile interpretation of when they expect these products to launch. Either way, it’s interesting to see what’s in the pipeline and when these devices might arrive. How awesome would it be to have a PlayBook paired with a Bold Touch?