Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: BlackBerry Torch: 10 Fast Facts for CIOs
By Don Reisinger | Posted 08-12-2010
BlackBerry Torch: 10 Fast Facts for CIOs
Go SocialA new social feature in BlackBerry OS 6 allows users to view all their social networks in one place. Users can update those networks from the smartphone. Considering the potential security issues surrounding social networks, like phishing scams and hack attempts, you might want to think twice about the Torch if the right safeguards aren't in place.
The BlackBerry Torch smartphone hit AT&T stores in the U.S. for $199 on August 12, 2010, the same day that Gartner revealed that sales of devices using Google's Android OS outpaced those of iPhone and even BlackBerry in 2Q 2010. Less than a week later, the price of the BlackBerry Torch was slashed to $99. You're probably wondering whether or not the new smartphone and its accompanying BlackBerry OS6 platform, will make much sense in your operation. That's why it's time to dig into the specs of the Torch (and accompanying BlackBerry OS 6) to find out what will work for the enterprise. When the Torch and the new OS were announced, RIM was quick to point out that the corporate world would like what it finds. Whether or not the Torch and OS6 strikes your fancy wholly depends upon your corporate needs and your desire for a device that is much different from competing smartphones.