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=== Storm ===
 
=== Storm ===
  
The first touch-screen line:
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The first touch-screen only line (without a physical keyboard):
 
[[Image:BlackberryStorm.png|center|120px]]
 
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=== Playbook ===
 
=== Playbook ===
  
The Playbook is the first line of tablets from BlackBerry:
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The Playbook is the first (and possibly last) line of tablets from BlackBerry:
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While they received mixed reviews upon launch, they garnered a loyal following and boasted specs which were quite cutting-edge at the time. To date, performance of Blackberry Playbooks were comparable to iPads and Android Tablets, however they are now being surpassed at an increasing rate as support has officially ended<ref>Official BlackBerry support for the PlayBook ends this month: http://www.blackberryempire.com/official-blackberry-support-playbook-ends-month/</ref> and no further upgrades to the platform are being done by Blackberry. Key features include: Flash support, Mobile Video (Streaming), BB Messenger, Video Chat, Gaming, Accelerometer (which can be used as an input to games/apps), MicroHDMI (to hook up to a larger screen) BB Bridge (which allows you to pair your BB phone and use it as a mouse to control the tablet remotely, ideal for when the tablet is hooked up to a TV, Computer Monitor or Projector), among others. The weakest point of the Playbook though, and the most complained about problem is the complete lack of leading apps that you can find on the other main platforms ([[iOS]] & [[Android]]).
  
* Blackberry Playbook: http://ca.blackberry.com/playbook-tablet.html
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* Blackberry Playbook: http://us.blackberry.com/support/tablets/playbook/get-started<ref>Former Playbook landing page now down: http://ca.blackberry.com/playbook-tablet.html</ref> | [http://ca.blackberry.com/support/tablets/playbook/how-to.html GUIDE]
 
* Playbook Audio/Video Formats: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/27267/Supported_Media_Types_on_BlackBerry_Tablets_%28English%29.pdf
 
* Playbook Audio/Video Formats: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/27267/Supported_Media_Types_on_BlackBerry_Tablets_%28English%29.pdf
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* BlackBerry Playbook -- developer guide: https://developer.blackberry.com/playbook/
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<ref>[[wikipedia: BlackBerry PlayBook]]</ref>
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<ref>BlackBerry PlayBook NEWS: http://crackberry.com/blackberry-playbook</ref>
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<ref>BlackBerry PlayBook APPS: https://crackberry.com/blackberry-playbook-apps</ref>
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<ref>'''How to Use the BlackBerry PlayBook Gestures: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2011/04/blackberry-playbook-gestures/'''</ref>
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<ref>BlackBerry PlayBook: Time to resurrect it!: http://utbblogs.com/blackberry-playbook-time-to-resurrect-it/</ref>
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<ref>CrackBerry POLL -- Do you still use your BlackBerry PlayBook? If so for what?: http://crackberry.com/crackberry-asks-do-you-still-use-your-blackberry-playbook (from IoT Kitchen/SmartFridge controller to Home Theatre via MicroHDMI & BB Bridge, and, from Kids' gaming/car-trip device to "bedroom pornblet", yes there are still a few uses for BlackBerry's abandoned Tablet)</ref>
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<ref>What to Do with a BlackBerry PlayBook Now that BB10 Update is Cancelled: http://www.infragistics.com/community/blogs/nick-landry/archive/2013/07/29/what-to-do-with-a-blackberry-playbook-now-that-bb10-update-is-cancelled.aspx</ref>
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<ref>Best 'Hacks' for Playbook?: https://www.reddit.com/r/PlayBook/comments/2wk12p/best_hacks_for_playbook/</ref>
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<ref>Watching movies on PlayBook: https://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-PlayBook/Watching-movies-on-PlayBook/td-p/1935639</ref>
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<ref>Take Your Display to the Next Level with BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 & HDMI Cables: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2012/07/playbook-hdmi/</ref>
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<ref>Remote Control feature in BlackBerry Bridge 2.0 lets you control your BlackBerry PlayBook with your BlackBerry smartphone: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2012/03/playbook-tablet-remote-control/</ref>
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<ref>How to copy files to and from a BlackBerry PlayBook using Wi-Fi Sharing: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2011/06/playbook-copy-files/</ref>
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<ref>How to download a video off of Youtube onto your Blackberry Playbook - HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loBP2eISV4I (using [https://savemedia.com/ SaveMedia])</ref>
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<ref>Homemade VPN server (raspberryPI+raspbian) for Playbook: http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-10-os-f269/homemade-vpn-server-raspberrypi-raspbian-850976/</ref>
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<ref>Connect Raspberry Pi to Playbook over USB: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=9836</ref>
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<ref>BLACKBERRY, NOW POWERED BY ANDROID: http://ca.blackberry.com/software/smartphones/android.html</ref>
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<ref>Hands on with the new Android Player in PlayBook OS 2.1: http://crackberry.com/hands-new-android-player-playbook-os-21-apps-run-their-own-window</ref>
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<ref>Blackberry - Android App porting/publishing for Developers: https://developer.blackberry.com/android/</ref>
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<ref>BB now having all the Amazon apps and Fitbit being one of them, can we get Notifications?: https://community.fitbit.com/t5/Surge/Notifications-With-BB-Amazon-Fitbit-App/m-p/691141#M10752</ref>
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<ref>Using Blackberry Passport & FitBit Blaze: https://community.fitbit.com/t5/Blaze/Using-Blackberry-Passport-and-Blaze/td-p/1201926/page/2</ref>
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<ref>How To Sideload Android apps on PlayBook OS v2.0 for use with the Android App Player: http://crackberry.com/how-sideload-android-apps-playbook-os-v20-use-android-app-player</ref>
  
=== X ===
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=== BB10 ===
  
The major OS and App functionality upgrade, BlackBerry 10:
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The major OS and App functionality upgrade, BlackBerry 10 (aka ''BBX''):
 
[[Image:Blackberry10.jpg|center|240px]]
 
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* BB X - HTML5 Reference: https://developer.blackberry.com/html5/apis/
 
* BB X - HTML5 Reference: https://developer.blackberry.com/html5/apis/
  
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==== Q10 ====
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* BB Q10: http://ca.blackberry.com/smartphones/blackberry-q10.html (Qwerty handset for X)
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==== Z10 ====
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* BB Z10: http://ca.blackberry.com/smartphones/blackberry-z10/overview.html (Touch-screen handset for X)
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=== Passport ===
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* BB Passport: http://ca.blackberry.com/smartphones/blackberry-passport/overview.html
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* BlackBerry Passport review - Aimed "squarely" at Business Users: http://www.zdnet.com/blackberry-passport-review-aimed-squarely-at-business-7000034900/
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== Tools ==
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* BB 10 - Simulator: http://developer.blackberry.com/devzone/develop/simulator/simulator_installing.html | [ SDK]
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* BB 7.x, 6.x, 5.x, 4.x - Simulators: https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=060AD92489947D410D897474079C1477
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* BB7 - SDK: http://us.blackberry.com/software/smartphones/blackberry-7-os.html#tab-1
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* BB6 - SDK: http://us.blackberry.com/software/smartphones/blackberry-6-os.html
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* BB5 - SDK: http://us.blackberry.com/software/smartphones/bb-5.html
  
  
 
== Resources ==
 
== Resources ==
  
* BlackBerry Portal: http://mobile.blackberry.com
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* BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS Services FAQ: https://blackberry.com/us/en/support/devices/end-of-life (EOL notice... legacy OS services for OS updates, notifications, BB emails, SMS texts, MMS, phone calls, 911 emergency calls, Mobile data usage, etc... will all no longer work)
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* BlackBerry World: https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/ (app store, replaced legacy "BlackBerry Portal"<ref>BlackBerry Portal: http://mobile.blackberry.com</ref>)
 
* BlackBerry Webmail: | [https://rogers.blackberry.com/ ROGERS] | [https://bell.blackberry.com/ BELL] | [https://telus.blackberry.com/ TELUS]
 
* BlackBerry Webmail: | [https://rogers.blackberry.com/ ROGERS] | [https://bell.blackberry.com/ BELL] | [https://telus.blackberry.com/ TELUS]
 
* BlackBerry OS upgrade tool: https://www.blackberry.com/hhupgrade/
 
* BlackBerry OS upgrade tool: https://www.blackberry.com/hhupgrade/
* BlackBerry JDE: http://us.blackberry.com/developers/javaappdev/signingauthority.jsp
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* BlackBerry GitHub account -- OSS projects: https://github.com/blackberry
 
* BlackBerry Java SDK: https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/java/
 
* BlackBerry Java SDK: https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/java/
 
* BlackBerry - Device Simulators: http://us.blackberry.com/developers/resources/simulators.jsp
 
* BlackBerry - Device Simulators: http://us.blackberry.com/developers/resources/simulators.jsp
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* BlackBerry - App Signing Authority Tool: http://us.blackberry.com/developers/javaappdev/signingauthority.jsp
 
* BlackBerry - App Signing Authority Tool: http://us.blackberry.com/developers/javaappdev/signingauthority.jsp
 
* BlackBerry - WebWorks: http://us.blackberry.com/developers/browserdev/opensource.jsp
 
* BlackBerry - WebWorks: http://us.blackberry.com/developers/browserdev/opensource.jsp
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* BlackBerry Code Signing: https://www.blackberry.com/SignedKeys/codesigning.html
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* BlackBerry JDE: http://us.blackberry.com/developers/javaappdev/signingauthority.jsp
 
* iPhone-style (J2ME) Field for Blackberry: http://www.naviina.eu/wp/blackberry/iphone-style-field-for-blackberry/
 
* iPhone-style (J2ME) Field for Blackberry: http://www.naviina.eu/wp/blackberry/iphone-style-field-for-blackberry/
 
* BlackBerry Browsers Explained: http://crackberry.com/blackberry-browsers-explained
 
* BlackBerry Browsers Explained: http://crackberry.com/blackberry-browsers-explained
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== Tutorials ==
 
== Tutorials ==
  
* Create a BlackBerry 10 app in Minutes with BlackBerry App Generator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VelIsypz1o
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* What's a WebWorks app?: http://developer.blackberry.com/html5/documentation/what_is_a_webworks_app_1845471_11.html
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* Creating your first BlackBerry (WebWorks) app: http://developer.blackberry.com/html5/documentation/creating_hello_world.html
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* Formatting your HTML5 Apps for BlackBerry 10 Without Touching the Command Line: http://devblog.blackberry.com/2013/06/graphical-aid-plus/
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* Signing your app (to publish to BlackBerry App World): http://developer.blackberry.com/html5/documentation/signing_your_app_1920008_11.html
 
* '''Signing your application: https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/java/documentation/ww_java_getting_started/Code_signing_1977871_11.html'''
 
* '''Signing your application: https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/java/documentation/ww_java_getting_started/Code_signing_1977871_11.html'''
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* Create a BlackBerry 10 app in Minutes with BlackBerry App Generator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VelIsypz1o
 
* What's really wrong with BlackBerry (and what to do about it): http://mobileopportunity.blogspot.ca/2010/10/whats-really-wrong-with-blackberry-and.html
 
* What's really wrong with BlackBerry (and what to do about it): http://mobileopportunity.blogspot.ca/2010/10/whats-really-wrong-with-blackberry-and.html
 
* How To - Compile a MIDlet into a COD file: http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgecenterpublic/livelink.exe/fetch/2000/348583/800738/800901/How_To_-_Compile_a_MIDlet_into_a_COD_file.html?nodeid=800921&vernum=0
 
* How To - Compile a MIDlet into a COD file: http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgecenterpublic/livelink.exe/fetch/2000/348583/800738/800901/How_To_-_Compile_a_MIDlet_into_a_COD_file.html?nodeid=800921&vernum=0
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* Video on the Blackberry 8830 with FFMPEG: http://ffaat.pointclark.net/blog/archives/140-Video-on-the-Blackberry-8830-with-FFMPEG.html
 
* Video on the Blackberry 8830 with FFMPEG: http://ffaat.pointclark.net/blog/archives/140-Video-on-the-Blackberry-8830-with-FFMPEG.html
 
* How to delete all data or all data and applications on the BlackBerry smartphone: http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/btsc/viewdocument.do;jsessionid=FB295CACE36BD8C4676C9EDDE034A269?externalId=KB02318&sliceId=2&cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&noCount=true&ViewedDocsListHelper=com.kanisa.apps.common.BaseViewedDocsListHelperImpl#Wipe
 
* How to delete all data or all data and applications on the BlackBerry smartphone: http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/btsc/viewdocument.do;jsessionid=FB295CACE36BD8C4676C9EDDE034A269?externalId=KB02318&sliceId=2&cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&noCount=true&ViewedDocsListHelper=com.kanisa.apps.common.BaseViewedDocsListHelperImpl#Wipe
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* Instructions for connecting Blackberry hand-held devices to Aliant Hosted Exchange: http://nsegainkc1.aliant.net/knowledge/docs/Support/Internet/HostedExc/ActivationBlackberry.pdf
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* How to connect my BlackBerry PlayBook & Smartphone manually: http://support.bell.ca/Mobility/Smartphones_and_mobile_internet/BlackBerry_Playbook.how_to_connect_my_blackberry_playbook_and
  
  
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* [[wikipedia: List of BlackBerry products]]
 
* [[wikipedia: List of BlackBerry products]]
 
* [[wikipedia: Research in Motion]]
 
* [[wikipedia: Research in Motion]]
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* [[wikipedia: BlackBerry World]]
 
* Globe and Mail -- $150 Million Dollar contest - 3 winners out of 3000 submissions: http://web.archive.org/web/20081101053440/http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081028.wrblackberry29/BNStory/Technology/?
 
* Globe and Mail -- $150 Million Dollar contest - 3 winners out of 3000 submissions: http://web.archive.org/web/20081101053440/http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081028.wrblackberry29/BNStory/Technology/?
 
* RIM, RBC and Thomson Reuters to Anchor a $150 Million BlackBerry Partners Fund Focused on Investing in Mobile Applications and Services: http://press.rim.com/release.jsp?id=1561
 
* RIM, RBC and Thomson Reuters to Anchor a $150 Million BlackBerry Partners Fund Focused on Investing in Mobile Applications and Services: http://press.rim.com/release.jsp?id=1561
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* RIM's Q2 sales surprise to upside - There's a pulse: http://www.zdnet.com/rims-q2-sales-surprise-to-upside-theres-a-pulse-7000004923/
 
* RIM's Q2 sales surprise to upside - There's a pulse: http://www.zdnet.com/rims-q2-sales-surprise-to-upside-theres-a-pulse-7000004923/
 
* OS 8830 4.5.0.281/4.5.0.169 (Multilanguage)(ESN Devices): http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-legacy-device-discussion/203584-os-8830-4-5-0-281-4-5-0-169-multilanguage-esn-devices.html
 
* OS 8830 4.5.0.281/4.5.0.169 (Multilanguage)(ESN Devices): http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-legacy-device-discussion/203584-os-8830-4-5-0-281-4-5-0-169-multilanguage-esn-devices.html
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* Meet the man who designed Blackberry's phones: http://www.yahoo.com/news/meet-man-designed-blackberrys-phones-100828495.html
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* BlackBerry Porsche co-designed/branded SmartPhone: http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/17/blackberry-porsche-design-p9983/
 
* BlackBerry's big dilemma - How much to break from the past?: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/blackberrys-big-dilemma-how-much-to-break-from-the-past/37520?tag=nl.e539
 
* BlackBerry's big dilemma - How much to break from the past?: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/blackberrys-big-dilemma-how-much-to-break-from-the-past/37520?tag=nl.e539
 
* Android Beats RIM – Becomes Market Share Leader in USA: http://nextparadigms.com/2010/08/03/android-beats-rim-becomes-market-share-leader-in-usa/
 
* Android Beats RIM – Becomes Market Share Leader in USA: http://nextparadigms.com/2010/08/03/android-beats-rim-becomes-market-share-leader-in-usa/
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* BlackBerry Browser Embedded Media Content Automatic Playback: http://devblog.blackberry.com/2009/08/blackberry-browser-embedded-media-content-automatic-playback-how-to/
 
* BlackBerry Browser Embedded Media Content Automatic Playback: http://devblog.blackberry.com/2009/08/blackberry-browser-embedded-media-content-automatic-playback-how-to/
 
* RIM’s First BlackBerry 10 Device Won’t Offer a Hardware QWERTY Keyboard : http://www.technobuffalo.com/companies/blackberry/rims-first-blackberry-10-device-wont-offer-a-hardware-qwerty-keyboard/
 
* RIM’s First BlackBerry 10 Device Won’t Offer a Hardware QWERTY Keyboard : http://www.technobuffalo.com/companies/blackberry/rims-first-blackberry-10-device-wont-offer-a-hardware-qwerty-keyboard/
 
 
* BlackBerry 8830: http://in.blackberry.com/devices/archived/8830.jsp<ref>BlackBerry 8830 - Handbook: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/139/Tips_8830_BlackBerry_Zen.pdf</ref><ref>Bell's Blackberry 8830 handbook (BACKUP LINK): http://support.bell.ca/_web/guides/User-Guides/Mobile/Blackberry/Blacberry-EN/BlackBerry_8830_user_guide.pdf</ref>
 
* BlackBerry 8830: http://in.blackberry.com/devices/archived/8830.jsp<ref>BlackBerry 8830 - Handbook: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/139/Tips_8830_BlackBerry_Zen.pdf</ref><ref>Bell's Blackberry 8830 handbook (BACKUP LINK): http://support.bell.ca/_web/guides/User-Guides/Mobile/Blackberry/Blacberry-EN/BlackBerry_8830_user_guide.pdf</ref>
 
* RIM BlackBerry 8830 (World Edition) - WURFL entry: http://www.tera-wurfl.com/explore/?action=wurfl_id&id=blackberry8830_ver1
 
* RIM BlackBerry 8830 (World Edition) - WURFL entry: http://www.tera-wurfl.com/explore/?action=wurfl_id&id=blackberry8830_ver1
 
* Bell Mobility - Blackberry 8830 info: http://support.bell.ca/Mobility/Products/BlackBerry_8830_World_Edition<ref>How to program the BB 8830: http://support.bell.ca/Mobility/Smartphones_and_mobile_internet/How_to_program_my_rim_blackberry8830#</ref><ref>8830 specs: http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_8830_world_edition-1968.php</ref>
 
* Bell Mobility - Blackberry 8830 info: http://support.bell.ca/Mobility/Products/BlackBerry_8830_World_Edition<ref>How to program the BB 8830: http://support.bell.ca/Mobility/Smartphones_and_mobile_internet/How_to_program_my_rim_blackberry8830#</ref><ref>8830 specs: http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_8830_world_edition-1968.php</ref>
 
* Analysts say there's 'irony' to RIM service outage on day iPhone 5 goes on sale: http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/blackberry-reports-outage-europe-mideast-africa-105857832.html (see comments)
 
* Analysts say there's 'irony' to RIM service outage on day iPhone 5 goes on sale: http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/blackberry-reports-outage-europe-mideast-africa-105857832.html (see comments)
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* BlacBerry10 Launches as RIM unifies brand with name change: http://www.zdnet.com/article/blackberry-10-launches-rim-unifies-brand-with-name-change/
 
* Research In Motion changes its name to BlackBerry, debuts new smartphones:http://www.leaderpost.com/business/technology/changes+name+BlackBerry+debuts+smartphones/7893411/story.html
 
* Research In Motion changes its name to BlackBerry, debuts new smartphones:http://www.leaderpost.com/business/technology/changes+name+BlackBerry+debuts+smartphones/7893411/story.html
 
* Research In Motion rebrands itself as BlackBerry: http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/30/3932046/rim-changes-name-to-blackberry
 
* Research In Motion rebrands itself as BlackBerry: http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/30/3932046/rim-changes-name-to-blackberry
 
* What analysts are saying about BlackBerry 10: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/01/31/what-analysts-are-saying-about-blackberry-10/
 
* What analysts are saying about BlackBerry 10: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/01/31/what-analysts-are-saying-about-blackberry-10/
* BlackBerry 10 - A better Android than Android?: http://www.zdnet.com/blackberry-10-a-better-android-than-android-7000012967/?s_cid=e539
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* BlackBerry 10 - A better Android than Android?: http://www.zdnet.com/blackberry-10-a-better-android-than-android-7000012967/ (with app porting & sideloading)
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* BlackBerry faithful seen stemming Sales-slide: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-21/blackberry-faithful-seen-stemming-sales-slide-corporate.html
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* BlackBerry’s Last Gasp -- The Weird, Wonderful Passport: http://www.yahoo.com/tech/the-touchscreen-smartphone-has-become-one-of-the-98286819979.html
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* BlackBerry's bounce-back plan -- Turning old rivals into new allies: http://www.zdnet.com/blackberrys-bounce-back-plan-turning-old-rivals-into-new-allies-7000036215/
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* BlackBerry going all-in on Android devices: http://www.cnet.com/news/blackberry-going-all-in-on-android-phones-for-now/
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* BlackBerry expands its Security offerings to IoT devices: http://www.zdnet.com/article/blackberry-expands-its-security-smarts-to-the-internet-of-things/
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* Blackberry delves deeper into security with AtHoc purchase: http://www.itworld.com/article/2952294/blackberry-delves-deeper-into-security-with-athoc-purchase.html
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* BlackBerry will end in-house phone design, focus on software: http://www.zdnet.com/article/blackberry-will-end-in-house-hardware-design-focus-on-software/
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* BlackBerry devices through the ages: http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/photos-blackberrys-through-the-ages/ (a retrospective now that RIM/BB has called it quits in the device design/manufacturing business)
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* BlackBerry makes its first wearable play with AR smartglasses: https://www.wareable.com/smartglasses/blackberry-vuzix-m300-smartglasses-ar-5664
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* BlackBerry Messenger (it still exists?) Will Disconnect May 31, 2019: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/334902/blackberry-messenger-it-still-exists-will-disco.html
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* The BlackBerry Key 2 is a sweet phone if you're really into, you know, keyboards: https://mashable.com/article/blackberry-key-2-review/
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* BlackBerry Hits '0%' Market Share Nearly Ten Years After iPhone Launched: https://www.macrumors.com/2017/02/15/blackberry-hits-zero-market-share/
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* BlackBerry not dead yet, will launch 5G smartphone with physical keyboard next year: https://mashable.com/article/blackberry-5g-keyboard-2021/
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* A new 5G BlackBerry phone with Android and a physical keyboard will arrive in 2021: https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/19/21375026/5g-blackberry-phone-android-physical-keyboard-2021-release-date
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* BlackBerry Will Out-do Bitcoin: https://medium.com/swlh/blackberry-will-out-do-bitcoin-9f5661e8a366
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* End of an era - BlackBerry ends support for all its classic smartphones: https://9to5mac.com/2021/12/30/end-of-an-era-blackberry-ends-support-for-all-its-classic-smartphones/
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* The history of Blackberry: The best BlackBerry phones that changed the world: https://www.pocket-lint.com/phones/news/137319-farewell-blackberry-os-here-are-the-23-best-blackberry-phones-that-changed-the-world
  
  
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== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
  
[[Mobile Device]] | [[Android]] | [[iPhone]] | [[Apple]] | [[Microsoft]]
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[[Mobile Device]] | [[RIM]] | [[Android]] | [[iPhone]] | [[Apple]] | [[Microsoft]]
  
 
[[Category:Hardware]]
 
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Latest revision as of 12:40, 31 January 2022

Blackberry is the flagship brand of RIM mobile devices. It is characterized as a business-focused mobile product line, with very strong Email and a one of the first phones to boast a full QWERTY keyboard. RIM also has a number of Blackberry SmartPhone offerings which are very popular world-wide.


Models

All BlackBerry devices have a signature style, look and feel. The keyboards are one of the defining factors, and a Blackberry was one of the first mobile devices to incorporate a full QWERTY keyboard. Even their first line that lacked a physical QWERTY, the touch-screen ( Storm) line, bears a striking resemblance to the original devices:

Blackberry.png


Some of the most popular lines include:

Pearl

BlackberryPearl.png

Bold

BlackberryBold.png

Curve

BlackberryCurve.png

WorldEdition

The first to support all major 3G standards (CDMA/UTMS/EVDO/GMS)

BB8830.jpg

Torch

The first sliding keyboard line:

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Storm

The first touch-screen only line (without a physical keyboard):

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Playbook

The Playbook is the first (and possibly last) line of tablets from BlackBerry:

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While they received mixed reviews upon launch, they garnered a loyal following and boasted specs which were quite cutting-edge at the time. To date, performance of Blackberry Playbooks were comparable to iPads and Android Tablets, however they are now being surpassed at an increasing rate as support has officially ended[1] and no further upgrades to the platform are being done by Blackberry. Key features include: Flash support, Mobile Video (Streaming), BB Messenger, Video Chat, Gaming, Accelerometer (which can be used as an input to games/apps), MicroHDMI (to hook up to a larger screen) BB Bridge (which allows you to pair your BB phone and use it as a mouse to control the tablet remotely, ideal for when the tablet is hooked up to a TV, Computer Monitor or Projector), among others. The weakest point of the Playbook though, and the most complained about problem is the complete lack of leading apps that you can find on the other main platforms (iOS & Android).

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BB10

The major OS and App functionality upgrade, BlackBerry 10 (aka BBX):

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Q10

Z10

Passport

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App Store

The BlackBerry AppWorld offers a central portal where BlackBerry device owners can download Applications, Games, Themes and other additional content.


Research In Motion

Research In Motion (RIM), is the former name of Blackberry, one of the world's leading manufacturers of Mobile Devices and handset related technologies (hardware, accessories and software).[24]

On January 30th, 2013[25] set to coincide with the introduction of the BlackBerry 10, RIM officially changed their name to BlackBerry (which was previously just the brand name of their successful mobile phone line).


About

"Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, text messaging (SMS and MMS), Internet and intranet-based applications."

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Mission

From the corporate website: "What is the RIM vision/mission statement? RIM does not have a vision/mission statement that is publicly available."[27]







Tools


Resources


Tutorials


External Links


References

  1. Official BlackBerry support for the PlayBook ends this month: http://www.blackberryempire.com/official-blackberry-support-playbook-ends-month/
  2. Former Playbook landing page now down: http://ca.blackberry.com/playbook-tablet.html
  3. wikipedia: BlackBerry PlayBook
  4. BlackBerry PlayBook NEWS: http://crackberry.com/blackberry-playbook
  5. BlackBerry PlayBook APPS: https://crackberry.com/blackberry-playbook-apps
  6. How to Use the BlackBerry PlayBook Gestures: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2011/04/blackberry-playbook-gestures/
  7. BlackBerry PlayBook: Time to resurrect it!: http://utbblogs.com/blackberry-playbook-time-to-resurrect-it/
  8. CrackBerry POLL -- Do you still use your BlackBerry PlayBook? If so for what?: http://crackberry.com/crackberry-asks-do-you-still-use-your-blackberry-playbook (from IoT Kitchen/SmartFridge controller to Home Theatre via MicroHDMI & BB Bridge, and, from Kids' gaming/car-trip device to "bedroom pornblet", yes there are still a few uses for BlackBerry's abandoned Tablet)
  9. What to Do with a BlackBerry PlayBook Now that BB10 Update is Cancelled: http://www.infragistics.com/community/blogs/nick-landry/archive/2013/07/29/what-to-do-with-a-blackberry-playbook-now-that-bb10-update-is-cancelled.aspx
  10. Best 'Hacks' for Playbook?: https://www.reddit.com/r/PlayBook/comments/2wk12p/best_hacks_for_playbook/
  11. Watching movies on PlayBook: https://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-PlayBook/Watching-movies-on-PlayBook/td-p/1935639
  12. Take Your Display to the Next Level with BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 & HDMI Cables: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2012/07/playbook-hdmi/
  13. Remote Control feature in BlackBerry Bridge 2.0 lets you control your BlackBerry PlayBook with your BlackBerry smartphone: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2012/03/playbook-tablet-remote-control/
  14. How to copy files to and from a BlackBerry PlayBook using Wi-Fi Sharing: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2011/06/playbook-copy-files/
  15. How to download a video off of Youtube onto your Blackberry Playbook - HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loBP2eISV4I (using SaveMedia)
  16. Homemade VPN server (raspberryPI+raspbian) for Playbook: http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-10-os-f269/homemade-vpn-server-raspberrypi-raspbian-850976/
  17. Connect Raspberry Pi to Playbook over USB: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=9836
  18. BLACKBERRY, NOW POWERED BY ANDROID: http://ca.blackberry.com/software/smartphones/android.html
  19. Hands on with the new Android Player in PlayBook OS 2.1: http://crackberry.com/hands-new-android-player-playbook-os-21-apps-run-their-own-window
  20. Blackberry - Android App porting/publishing for Developers: https://developer.blackberry.com/android/
  21. BB now having all the Amazon apps and Fitbit being one of them, can we get Notifications?: https://community.fitbit.com/t5/Surge/Notifications-With-BB-Amazon-Fitbit-App/m-p/691141#M10752
  22. Using Blackberry Passport & FitBit Blaze: https://community.fitbit.com/t5/Blaze/Using-Blackberry-Passport-and-Blaze/td-p/1201926/page/2
  23. How To Sideload Android apps on PlayBook OS v2.0 for use with the Android App Player: http://crackberry.com/how-sideload-android-apps-playbook-os-v20-use-android-app-player
  24. RIM website: http://rim.com/
  25. RIM no more. Name change to BlackBerry a 'brilliant' move says expert: http://news.yahoo.com/rim-no-more-name-change-blackberry-brilliant-move-200734845.html
  26. RIM Company http://www.rim.com/company/index.shtml
  27. RIM Company - FAQ: http://www.rim.com/company/assistance/index.shtml
  28. BlackBerry Portal: http://mobile.blackberry.com
  29. BlackBerry 8830 - Handbook: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/139/Tips_8830_BlackBerry_Zen.pdf
  30. Bell's Blackberry 8830 handbook (BACKUP LINK): http://support.bell.ca/_web/guides/User-Guides/Mobile/Blackberry/Blacberry-EN/BlackBerry_8830_user_guide.pdf
  31. How to program the BB 8830: http://support.bell.ca/Mobility/Smartphones_and_mobile_internet/How_to_program_my_rim_blackberry8830#
  32. 8830 specs: http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_8830_world_edition-1968.php

See Also

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