FarmerTech Review – The Blackberry Torch – Peter Gredig

With the Blackberry Torch coming out in Canada very soon many smartphone using farmers are wondering they should be making the leap dater some of the struggles of the Storm and Storm 2. Even though touch screens are all the rage (think iphone) many people still like the idea of the actual keyboard. The concept of the Blackberry Torch is to give users the best of both worlds with a touch screen and the traditional keyboard that slides out the bottom of the phone (a slider).

Peter Gredig is an avid user of the Blackberry products and has been using a Torch for a month. Peter loves many of the Torch’s new features such as the operating system and the web browser. But with having said all that, will Peter give the Blackberry Torch his highest recommendation or will he suggest that you stick with your Bold or wait for the Torch gen 2 to hit the market?  We talked at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of @shaunhaney


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Great review, I am always interested in gaining others perspectives on devices. I am now putting the Torch into my selection process verses the HTC EVO and the iPhone. I too really like the idea of a key board.

Shaun Haney

Thanks for the feedback Rob. I’m glad that you want to see more reviews becasue that is exactly the plant. We are going to amke farmer tech review a regular segment.


Thanks Shaun. Great post. I love the comparisons & it is helpful to tell folks if they are starting out they may not want to spend all the money on the first go around.

Shawn Sawa

I am in the U.S. and have a BB Torch. I can’t live without the keyboard so there’s no way I am giving up my BB in general. The “reaction time” of the Torch is slow versus my wife’s Iphone. However, if you have to have that keyboard (like I do) AND you want the full web browsing capability (like an Iphone) then it’s a good pick in my opinion.


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