Neither Samsung, nor Apple, nor HTC, nor Sony … The one who "hit it" when this smart phone thing became fashionable was BlackBerry. The company governed the mobile phone market and it was not unusual to see hundreds of people with one of these devices in their hands. From executives to young people.
Noted for their physical keyboards and for being one of the first terminals compatible with apps like WhatsApp that will soon be very successful among consumers, the BlackBerrys live in a perfect moment. Firms like Samsung imitated their designs with some models such as the unknown Smiley, and no one seemed to be able to take the throne from them. Of course we all know how the story ended: There will be no more BlackBerry phones manufactured by TCL.
But be careful, because if in spite of everything you are lovers of this company, that you know that you can continue buying some of their terminals. Surely there are many better alternatives on the market but … honestly, BlackBerry phones have a charm that other brands do not have. Or am I the only one who thinks about it?
You can still buy a BlackBerry in 2020, are you up for it?
Websites like Ebay are full of users selling second-hand BlackBerrys at rock bottom prices and in pretty good shape by the way. But we are not looking for that, but new BlackBerrys, sealed, with official warranty. For this, we have turned to Amazon in no other way and we have only had to put the keyword "BlackBerry" in your search engine to find that despite everything, we can still buy a phone of this brand in March 2020. Here are three of them.
The first device that appears to us is the BlackBerry Key2 LE for "only" 386 euros. Of course sold and shipped by Amazon itself, with all the good that that entails. The phone has, among other features, a 4.5-inch screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor and a rather outdated version of Android, 8.1. Despite this, it comes with the famous physical keyboard of the brand, perfect for texting non-stop.
On the other hand we also find the BlackBerry Keyone, a device that we could consider the predecessor of the previous model. For just 289 euros we got an elegant device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 825 processor, 3 GB of RAM and Android 7.1. Of course the physical keyboard is not missing.
Last but not least, we leave you a perfect BlackBerry for the most nostalgic. No Android, no top features. PURE NOSTALGIA. The BlackBerry Curve 9320 arrives directly from the year 2012 at a price of only 66.90 euros. With a 2.44-inch TFT LCD screen with a qVGA resolution, that curved design so characteristic of the BlackBerry of yesteryear and that keyboard that we fell in love with, is a great option for those who need an alternative phone. We do not say it in jest, it is a very beautiful and safe terminal that draws attention in any StarBucks.
And you, what BlackBerry do you keep?