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53 BlackBerry Innovations

Innovations Leading up to BlackBerry 10, From Keyboards to Cases to Apps

— January 31, 2013 — Tech
With the BlackBerry 10 release finally upon us, it seems that the rumors of Canadian BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion's (RIM) death have been greatly exaggerated.

Research in Motion has hit on some tough times in recent years with some super stiff competition from Apple's iPhone and Google's Android platforms. It seems like the time that everyone had or at least wanted a BlackBerry has passed, but for the first time in years, people are talking about the BlackBerry 10 release with excitement and anticipation.

As one of the biggest electronics launches of the year, it's really interesting to look at BlackBerry innovations throughout the years. From the user-friendly keyboard, to extravagant cases, to unique BlackBerry apps, to interesting redesigns of the hardware over the year to celebrity sightings with the phones, BlackBerry has been at the forefront of tech and pop culture for a long time.

Will the BlackBerry 10 release be enough to return RIM to its former perch atop the tech world? Time will tell, but no one can ever take BlackBerry's legacy away.
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Company-Saving Smartphone Previews
Company-Saving Smartphone Previews
Previews of the BlackBerry 10 OS Have Been Released
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Cooperative Call-Blockers
Cooperative Call-Blockers
The 'Qwell' BlackBerry App Will Bar All Except Urgent Phone Calls
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Enhanced Smartphone Previews
Enhanced Smartphone Previews
The BlackBerry 10 OS is a Hopeful New Release for RIM
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Genius Cellular Graphics
Genius Cellular Graphics
The 'Smartphone Users by the Numbers' Infographic Shows 2012's Growth
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Sleek Smartphones
Sleek Smartphones
Mobile Users Rejoice as the BlackBerry Dakota is Leaked
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$15,000 Smartphones
$15,000 Smartphones
The Bejeweled IceLink BlackBerry Bold 9700 Stuns With Sparking Style
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Nosy New Phones
Nosy New Phones
BlackBerry Messenger Asks “What Are You Doing?” & “Where?”
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Bar Tab Apps
Bar Tab Apps
ATX Innovation's TabbedOut Lets You Pay on Your Phone
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Multi-Gadget Energizing Pads
Multi-Gadget Energizing Pads
The 'Refresh Charging Station' Boosts Several Devices at Once
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Smartphone App Stores
Smartphone App Stores
Blackberry App World Launches to the Delight of Crackberry Addicts
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Sleek Wireless Chargers
Sleek Wireless Chargers
The Powermat Allows You to Charge Four Devices Chord-Free
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Candy Coated Smartphone Cases
Candy Coated Smartphone Cases
The Jelly Belly Scented Smartphone Cases Flavor Your Phone
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Sleek & Slender Smartphones
Sleek & Slender Smartphones
RIM Releases the Super Skinny Design for Its New BlackBerry Curve 9350
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Call Screening Apps
Call Screening Apps
Reject Calls Politely With the Blackberry 'Call You Back' Application
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CrackBerry.com for the Seriously Addicted BlackBerry User
CrackBerry.com for the Seriously Addicted BlackBerry User
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Crumbling Corporation Charts
Crumbling Corporation Charts
'The Death of RIM' Inforgraphic Represents the Company's Downfall
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$20,000 Blackberry Case Given Away at CES
$20,000 Blackberry Case Given Away at CES
Diamond-Studded Case-Mate Accessory (CES 2008)
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Pink PDAs
Pink PDAs
The Pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130
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Blackberry Pearl
Blackberry Pearl
Finally a Consumer Blackberry
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50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years
50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years
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Crackberry Timepieces
Crackberry Timepieces
The Blackberry Watch Allows You to Always Stay Connected
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Cloud-Based Smartphone Concepts
Cloud-Based Smartphone Concepts
The BlackBerry Cloud Has Sky-High Storage and Processing Power
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Diamond-Encrusted Mobiles
Diamond-Encrusted Mobiles
The Amosu BlackBerry is the World's Most Expensive to Date
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Blackberry 8300 Curve
Blackberry 8300 Curve
Cameraphone + Media Player
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High Tech Star Stalking
High Tech Star Stalking
Blackberry Celebrity Urban Tours
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Blackberry Training
Blackberry Training
Courses For People Too Stupid to Use Their Phone
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World Smart Phones
World Smart Phones
Blackberry Tour 9630 Eases Cross-Country Communication
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Political Crackberries
Political Crackberries
Michelle Obama Gets to Keep Her Blackberry (Lucky For RIM)
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AppleBerry anyone?
AppleBerry anyone?
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iPhone Keyboard Cases
iPhone Keyboard Cases
The 'Spike iPhone' Helps Those with Big Fingers
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Exclusive Mobile Phone Carriers
Exclusive Mobile Phone Carriers
The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Only On T-Mobile
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BlackBerry Clamshell Flip Phones
BlackBerry Clamshell Flip Phones
BlackBerry Kickstart
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Tracking Employee Texting
Tracking Employee Texting
TextGuard Blocks Blackberry SMS
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Custom Chromatic BlackBerrys
Custom Chromatic BlackBerrys
Colorware for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 Makes Your Phone Extra Snappy
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Extruded Display Keyboards
Extruded Display Keyboards
The Bubble Phone Provides a Tactile Surface for Typing Text Messages
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Redberry upstages Blackberry in China
Redberry upstages Blackberry in China
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Blackberry 9000 Leaked
Blackberry 9000 Leaked
iPhone + PSP
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Crackberry Rehabs
Crackberry Rehabs
Sheraton Chicago Hotel Offers BlackBerry Detox
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iPhone Button Keyboards
iPhone Button Keyboards
The iTwinge is a Cheeky Attachment That Allows for Easy Clickable Texting
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Touch-Screen Mega PDAs
Touch-Screen Mega PDAs
First Blackberry Storm Commericals Launched
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Mimosa Mobile Phones
Mimosa Mobile Phones
Selfridges Releases One Last Yellow BlackBerry Bold (UPDATE)
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$90,000 Blackberry Pearl
$90,000 Blackberry Pearl
Alexander Amosu Diamond Edition
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BlackBerry Bold
BlackBerry Bold
New Blackberry Launched Today
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Shocking Smartphone Statistics
Shocking Smartphone Statistics
This Infographic Divulges Surprising Attitudes of Avid Owners
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Suave Slim Smartphone Covers
Suave Slim Smartphone Covers
iSkin for Blackberry Protects without the Bulk
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Mobile Phone Leaks
Mobile Phone Leaks
Blackberry Storm 2 Photos Spread Like Wildfire
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$10,000 Blinged Mobiles
$10,000 Blinged Mobiles
Vera Wang Designs Swarovski-Encrusted BlackBerry
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Pin-Pricked Prints
Pin-Pricked Prints
An Esmenta Acupuncture Campaign Remedies Modern Behavior
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Strikingly Sophisticated Smartphones
Strikingly Sophisticated Smartphones
The Porsche & BlackBerry P'9981 Model at CES 2012 is Revamped
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Blackberry iPhone Killers
Blackberry iPhone Killers
BlackBerry Thunder (9500)
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iPhone Killer Launches
iPhone Killer Launches
Spy Footage of the Blackberry Storm
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BlackBerry Photoblogs
BlackBerry Photoblogs
The James Gardner 'Subversive Glamour' Website Has the In
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Blackberry TV
Blackberry TV
bbTV Reviewed
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