Who has the power?Aug 27
“My phone’s not working for some strange reason”,said a colleague to me this morning.
I took the phone from her and inspected it. It’s shiny screen that was once full of life was now a dull deep sea of nothingness.
“When did you charge it last?” I ask, “Looks like it has totally run out of juice!”
“Only the other night,” she replied.
“Aha!” My voice lowered to a whisper, “Well there is your problem then, no power. This is an iPhone you know!”
I’m no stranger to this myself. My journey to my office is via the Victoria and Picadilly lines and requires my own iPhone to entertain me with such masterpieces like The Daily Show, Louise (great new american comedy) and Russell Howard’s Good News. Kerrang Radio app keeps me busy when I am walking to the Underground and World War app, Facebook, Twitter and a handful of email accounts are constantly draining my battery. Which means I need a spare charger in the office for that mid afternoon boost.
And that’s the down fall of the iPhone and many other smartphones. More reasons to touch the screen and use up data will totally diminish the battery so if you are the kind of person that needs your phone to just make lots of calls and send lots of texts over long periods of time without a charge, the iPhone may not be for you.
However, if you still need to be smart and get emails on your handset, Blackberry have always been at the top when it comes to battery life. To some, the Blackberry looks dated and not as aesthetically desirable as Steve Job’s and Co have brainwashed us all to believe.
Not so with the latest Blackberry.
While other manufacturers have tried hard to step into the limelight with their own iPhone wannabe, the biggest downfall they have is just that. No matter how much better they actually are, they are just not the real thing. Blackberry themselves tried and totally failed with the Storm and Storm 2 so rather than try again they have decided to put out an altogether new concept:-
Blackberry’s new Torch 9800 has taken a different direction to every other phone on the market. With a touch screen and a pull out keyboard it is bound to attract the two opposing camps and it looks very stylish with it’s black and chrome finish.
But what really sets it apart from any other Blackberry is the new OS.6 operating system which is slick and fast. The all new browser means you can view webpages much faster and in the frames just like you would do on a normal pc. It is much quicker in opening attachments to emails, editing Microsoft Office documents and sending and receiving emails. Of course you can make calls and send texts too.
Add to that a battery life that can stand all your emailing, texting, tweetingm browsing and even talking for at least 2 whole days on a single charge.
In layman’s terms, it does what is says on the tin, but unlike the iPhone it does it a lot longer.