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  • BlackBerry Past: Which Did You Own?

    RIM Inter@ctive Pager (1998). This is the one that started it all. The 950 was a two-way pager that allowed users to send and receive alphanumeric messages.
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  • History of the BlackBerry

    BlackBerry 7230 (2003). RIM's first color-screen phone was offered by T-Mobile in the U.S. and cost $400. It was an email demon. A wheel on the side allowed you to move quickly through the menus.
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  • History of the BlackBerry

    BlackBerry 7100t (2004). The 7100t was the first BlackBerry to include instant messaging apps and a full web browser. With a 20-key keyboard, the idea was for it to function as a email device and a phone. 
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    BlackBerry 8700 (2005). The 8700 was one of the first BlackBerry's to boast Edge cellular connectivity through Cingular. The Qwerty keyboard was praised by reviewers, and CNET called it a "winning package of performance, productivity and design."
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    BlackBerry Pearl (2006). With the Pearl, RIM broke from its full Qwertyphones to a modified keyboard layout with four rows and five columns of buttons. Its SureType keyboard predicted words. 
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    BlackBerry Curve (2007). One of RIM's most popular BlackBerrys ever, the Curve had a trackball to navigate the operating system. 
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  • History of the BlackBerry

    BlackBerry Storm (2008). In 2008, just after Apple had released the iPhone, RIM tried its hand at an all-touchscreen phone. The Storm had a SurePress keyboard; the screen would click when you typed on the screen.   
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  • History of the BlackBerry

    BlackBerry Torch 9800 (2010). The Torch combined a physical keyboard with a sliding touch screen. It was a clever design, but it ultimately had to go up against smartphones like the iPhone and Droid, which had higher-end specs and touch-friendly software. 
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    BlackBerry Bold 9900 (2011). The Bold line, which was introduced in 2009, was the premiere BlackBerry with a new keyboard with angled keys. The 9900, released in 2011, was touted as the thinnest BlackBerry ever.   
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    BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 (2012). Made of high-quality metals and leather, the Porsche was a rebranded Bold that cost $2,300.
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  • BlackBerry Through the Years: Which One Did You Own?

    BlackBerry's Z10 was introduced on Jan. 30, 2013. It was a complete change for BlackBerry, with a brand new operating system called BlackBerry 10.
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