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Old 11-21-2010, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just noticed today that my Torch doesn't have any carrier branding. I bought it from Rogers Wireless [store] directly. Sorry for the fuzzy quality (webcam). I have "BlackBerry", but no "Rogers"... anyone else?





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Old 11-21-2010, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting. I'm curious too. Was it sold to you as brand new, or was it sold as a refurb? You probably see the carrier splash screen on booting, right? Just curious.
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mine isnt either, i dont think any of the torches from the canadian carriers are branded . thats from what ive seen anyways
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mine isnt either, i dont think any of the torches from the canadian carriers are branded . thats from what ive seen anyways
I suspect this is the case, though it will be the first Rogers Blackberry I've owned without branding on it!

Aiharkness- it was purchased brand new, and Rogers is on the splash screen
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Hmmmm. Sounds like that's the way it is then.
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One would wonder why. Maybe they are not sure they want to carry it or a new model will be out soon.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Or it could be there wasn't any room for the Brand on the front.
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Or it could be there wasn't any room for the Brand on the front.
That was my first assumption, but looks like AT&T managed to squeeze one on.



The placement is a little ugly, so I don't mind
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the little AT&T logo on the crome is a bit ugly, it can be removed with a penny with out scratching the crome. It could also void warranty.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
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No branding on mine either but every bb that ive bought in my country doesnt have any branding on it or a carrier logo splash screen on booting.
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in the UK the first batch pushed out by my operator (3uk) were unbranded, and unlocked
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I have heard rumors that the canadian ones were not branded due to time to ship and such. Mine is on Telus and it too came unlocked from day one. This also seems to be a canadian thing from reading other forums and RSS feeds..
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One would wonder why. Maybe they are not sure they want to carry it or a new model will be out soon.
I'd support that, since Rogers stores were getting displays but no models...something obviously happened shortly before release. Like I said though, the AT&T branding placement is pretty ugly, so I'm not exactly going to shed a tear


Reference: Rogers Stores Getting BlackBerry Torch Displays Without The Torch… | BerryReview.com
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mine is also unbranded, and unlocked
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Not branded, but it is locked.
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Default Re: Is your Torch branded? Mine's not...

same here mine is BELL no branding, unlocked and no splash screen.
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same here mine is BELL no branding, unlocked and no splash screen.
I bought mine from the bell store itself and it doesnt have a branding or splash screen but it is locked
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mine isnt either, i dont think any of the torches from the canadian carriers are branded . thats from what ive seen anyways
I'd say it's true.

We got a case of 12 at work directly from RIM. All Rogers boxes (RIM packages the device for the provider) and none of them say Rogers on them.

Don't worry though, they're locked to the provider still. :P
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