An ominous leading indicator review for RIM
The Torch is a very good smartphone in a time of superb smartphones. In almost every category — processing power, screen size, camera quality, number of available apps — the Torch can’t measure up. So even though RIM and AT&T will sell plenty to longtime BlackBerry users looking for an upgrade, first-time smartphone buyers will keep putting their names on waiting lists for iPhones and Droids.
In a summer of record-breaking temperatures and spectacular new smartphones, the Torch isn’t nearly hot enough.