This followed the first official BlackBerry phone in 2002, which was essentially the RIM 957 but required a headset to make phone calls.
It could even play games, if you could find them. But despite a heavy marketing campaign that included some people from the business support swearing their allegiance, the Passport failed to take off — perhaps because of its odd shape and, again, the lack of third party app support. The Crackberry addiction truly starts in 2003 with the Blackberry 7200 series. Though this list is by no means exhaustive, it highlights some of the major transitions and gambles that the Waterloo-based company made.
Long live the flip phone!
The BlackBerry Z10 pictured above was supposed to be the iPhone killer when it released in 2013. It could also handle Java for more advanced web browsing and you could open attachments such as Microsoft Office files and PDFs.
BlackBerry Ltd. Though not yet called the BlackBerry, the RIM 957 pictured above was released in 2000, offered a bigger screen and basic web browsing. Sign in to Comment.
The first phone to use the QNX-based operating system called BlackBerry 10, the Z10 was a touch-screen only device with media in mind.
With a new operating system and high resolution screen, the Bold put an extra emphasis of design and began an era of premium-looking devices for the company.
However, the Storm was obviously rushed. The 8700 series had all of the other features people had come to expect in a BlackBerry, too.
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Unlike the Priv, there was no keyboard and relied just on a touch screen. BMO earnings surge; Scotiabank misses estimates, but hikes dividend. But now with the 7200 series pictured above , there was a colour screen, built-in microphone and speaker, plus a whopping 16MB of storage. Inspired in part by its previous 7130 line of phones, the Pearl once again used a SureType keyboard but also brought over consumer-friendly features such as a camera or the ability to play music.