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10 of the most memorable BlackBerry smartphones of all time

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10 of the most memorable BlackBerry smartphones of all time
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the last couple of days, you’ve probably been hearing left and right about some exciting news out of RIM’s camp. Now that BlackBerry World is in full swing, we’re hearing about some new products that will hopefully put the veteran smartphone maker back on track to the positive. Before we get all excited about these forthcoming BlackBerry 10 devices, we have to look back at some of the legacy smartphones that made an indelible impact for RIM.

Interestingly enough, the modern BlackBerry first started out strictly as an email/messaging device – with no voice calling capabilities whatsoever. So yeah, it’s almost unbelievable to see how far we’ve come since those olden days. Over time, RIM’s BlackBerry devices were outfitted with an arsenal of features to round out their prestige amongst the competition. From SureType keyboards to trackballs to touchscreens, we’ve seen an extensive line of devices that cater to a wide range of people. Initially, business/enterprise users were the primary targets for RIM’s smartphones, but as we’ve come to expect, they eventually branched out to the  bread and butter everyday consumer.

With that, let’s revisit 10 of the most memorable BlackBerry smartphones of all time!

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posted on 02 May 2012, 09:47 1

1. dejahu (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)

No Blackberry 8830 World Edition? This list is a lie!

posted on 02 May 2012, 10:20 5

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

There have been lists of BBs and Nokia already... how about 10 memorable apple iPhones? oh wait, there's only 5. lol

expecting more of these lists.

posted on 02 May 2012, 10:35 1

3. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

the 9900 does have an ace keyboard.

posted on 02 May 2012, 10:39 2

4. dcgore (Posts: 231; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)

Without a doubt the curve 8300 series and the 9000 bold. The latter being my fav of all time.

posted on 02 May 2012, 11:10

5. ryq24 (Posts: 785; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

i remember phonearena also doing the same feature with nokia's phone. next time when they try to do other phone makers, that;s bad. :-)

posted on 02 May 2012, 11:26 1

6. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

The top ten most memorable Androids would be an interesting list.

posted on 02 May 2012, 12:43 1

8. gp284 (Posts: 120; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

yea but there are probably more androids out now than all of blackberrys lol

posted on 02 May 2012, 11:29

7. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

The BB7230 was my first smartphone ever!!!

posted on 02 May 2012, 16:06

9. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)

The blackberry 8310 my first blackberry,!! Built like a tank

posted on 02 May 2012, 16:40

10. cw0974 (Posts: 24; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

the picture caption for the 9900 is wrong, it says 9000. The keyboard is very nice though.

posted on 02 May 2012, 16:47

11. GeekMovement (unregistered)

Bold 9900/9930 ftw! I still love those devices if only they had better specs and if it came in white for the US carriers.

posted on 02 May 2012, 18:59

12. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

My dad still have the BlackBerry Curve 8300

posted on 02 May 2012, 20:16

13. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

The original Bold made me want to get a smartphone. It was only later when Android came out though that I found of I needed a smartphone

posted on 02 May 2012, 22:58

14. JcHnd (Posts: 191; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Yeah the always look the same... Blackberry guys needs more dynamic designs...

posted on 03 May 2012, 06:24

15. mercorp (Posts: 1044; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

My father has a bold 9900.

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