At the top of the home screen is a notifications bar that alerts you to missed calls, new messages, and so forth. Like Android, you can tap on it to expand the tray and get more details, or go directly to the related app.
The left side of the bar also offers one touch-access to change your phone's profile, while the right side allows you to conduct searches. The BlackBerry Torch offers universal search, and it's actually one of our favorite features. The smartphone will not only search the contents of your phone, including contacts, messages, music, and photos, but it will also search the Web, YouTube, and third-party apps. It's truly universal search.