The horror of it all: Kim Kardashian's last BlackBerry Bold dies

The horror of it all: Kim Kardashian's last BlackBerry Bold dies
Kim Kardashian is upset. A tweet that she sent out yesterday revealed that her very last BlackBerry Bold had died. She apparently had been hoarding the devices, picking them up from eBay whenever she could find one. But right now, there isn't a Bold to be found. In subsequent tweets, Kardashian says that her options are to try a new BlackBerry, "or a different phone like (a) Samsung." The latter responded by sending her a tweet, imploring her to go with a Samsung handset.

Here's where it pays to be rich. Kardashian says that she needs to have two handsets on two different carriers just to make sure one is always working. Here's where it pays to be famous. We wouldn't be surprised if Samsung or another manufacturer ends up sending her a couple of phones for free. After all, a picture of her holding a particular unit is sure to provide plenty of publicity for whichever company is on the ball here. This could provide BlackBerry with a golden opportunity to promote the BlackBerry Priv. After all, Kim says that it is the physical keyboard that first attracted her to BlackBerry.

In another tweet, Kanye West's significant other said that she was considering buying a pair of iPhone handsets while admitting to missing her BlackBerry Bold greatly. "Reality is starting to set in and I'm getting sad," she tweeted before disseminating a self-made emoji that showed a downhearted Kardashian with a giant tear coming from her eye.

BlackBerry SVP of mobility solutions Alex Thurber commented on this great tragedy by saying, "If Kim is looking to trying something new and innovative, we've got the most secure Android smartphone with DTEK50. And, as a longtime fan of BlackBerry's iconic keyboard, we will be adding a physical keyboard soon!"

source: @KimKardashian via CNNMoney



1. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

She needs to pick up the new Note 7 and its keyboard accessory. She said she prefers the keyboard than touchscreen for emails, that's why she's been keeping her blackberry. Or she could go for the priv.

2. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

She just wants all these companies to start sending her phones.

11. Rafishant

Posts: 401; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

She is just lying... There are many many BlackBerry Bold phones on eBay. Tens of new Bold either!

27. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Don't mind her. She's just a liar. She wants someone to sponsor her with a free phone even though she can afford a thousand or more. And what the hell will kill your blackberry bold 9900? That phone is a tank on its own and can run forever. I used one for years before switching to the Q10 back in 2013. in fact I just had to go power it on right now as am typing this post with my BlackBerry Passport SE. It is still working perfectly so I don't buy all this crap she's posting on twitter. Publicity stunt.. smh! BlackBerry replying she gets a dtek50 lol

34. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

The, I doubt she's even have any savings in her bank accounts. Her husband I'm sure is dealing with so much (legal cases etc.) To a point I doubt they are even rich. Lol

15. Povea

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

You're right, she tweeted it more than once.


Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I hope they send her a BlackBerry S#!T-Storm. That would be quite a fitting device for her highness...

29. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

hope she picks samsung.. for a clearer scandal.. lol...

3. libra89

Posts: 2310; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I had no idea she still used it. Very interesting.

4. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

It's a pity her BB died and not her Jackass husband!

24. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Your life must be so fun

25. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You're so much fun, man!

5. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016


6. acruzlu unregistered

Do people even care abut this?

7. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

She sure likes everything "Bold" . . .

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

She should've died. Not the Blackberry.

33. andynaija

Posts: 1264; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Why? It's understandable if you don't like her, but to wish death on someone is unnecessary and uncalled for.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why would anyone care what this ditz says? Isn't her 15 minutes about up? Can't she disappear like Paris Hilton?


Posts: 943; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

She should try Windows phone or get the Fire Phone.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This phone is simply unbelievable

21. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

we know you're in love Darkk...but wouldnt looking at the object of your affection over and over again intensify the pain of not having it in your arms?

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


13. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

I should sell her mine, near perfect condition, sitting in my drawer... For like 5 thousand dollars heh!

14. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

She should go on eBay and buy herself a gently used Blackberry Bold.

16. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

We can tell you didn't read the article.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Clearly, she's just doing this for attention. If she really wants a new Bold: She can upgrade from a Bold to a BlackBerry Classic: If she wants to stick with physical keys, she can get a BlackBerry PRIV and be able to run all the apps she wants as well. She can also get a BlackBerry Passport. If she needs two phones on two different carriers, she can get any one of the phones mentioned above, and then get another phone from a different OEM. The things these "celebrities" will do for attention....smh....

18. htcisthebest

Posts: 437; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Kimchi Kardashian.

19. Fona13A unregistered

This isn't TMZ.

26. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Agreed, this article is a meh!

20. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Say it aint so

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