Comparing The iPhone 4 and BlackBerry Torch

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iphone 4 vs blackberry torchDifficult choice! They are both aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Their functionality is distinct and in reality they are intended for two different types of users.


The iPhone 4 and the BlackBerry Torch have many common features such as; games and applications, connectivity -GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, audio and video media. They both have a range of internal memory storage options and are a similar size and weight.

Really what counts if you are trying to decide which smartphone to buy is to sort out what your day to day needs are and how the smartphone may facilitate your lifestyle.

Blackberry Torch

The Blackberry Torch is definitely marketed more as a business phone, the communication tools with email and text messages are excellent. The possibility of multitasking, running several applications at once with the Blackberry operating system really does create the possibility of being able to work anywhere.  For many the keyboard is a huge advantage because it is easier to use and it is just there with lots of shortcuts. It is like carrying a handset sized laptop around in your pocket.

You can get up to 5 and a half hour of talk time from a full battery and it connects to the Internet using the Blackberry operating system. The camera is 5 megapixels and has an internal flash which means good quality pictures even in low light situations. The quad band coverage means that it can be used all over the world, so you can still stay in touch during your holidays.

The Blackberry Torch is very solid and has been made to last.

iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 as with all Apple products is a thing of beauty.  This aspect gives a slightly less business feel and makes it ideal for casual use.  The iPhone is ahead when it comes to applications and Internet browsing. In terms of media facilities; camera, photos and videos the quality produced and the ease of realizing good quality photos, it is second to none.

You can get up to 7 hours of talk time from a fully charged battery and p to 300 hours of standby time. The iPhone 4 also comes with an 8GB, 16GB or 32GB internal memory and runs on the iOS operating system. The camera is a full 5 megapixels offering great quality images. There is also an internal flash. It also has quad band coverage which means it can be used pretty much everywhere in the world where there is a mobile service provider.

The biggest disadvantage of the iPhone is its fragility, if dropped from any height the screen is likely to shatter. The battery is not made to last more than two years and it is not simple to replace.


Both of these handsets are good quality products so it is all down to personal preference over which one you choose. If you like the security of using a keyboard then the Blackberry is an excellent choice. The touch screen of the iPhone might take a little getting used to but it is easy to use and means that the iPhone is a perfectly designed, slim line option.


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