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RIM is best known as the developer of Blackberry smartphone. The best blackberry phones for 2015 are often the best phones for business use as the blackberry OS has been specifically tailored to support business services and communication. The Blackberry phones are useful as Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) devices and are known for the Blackberry Messenger (BBM) service.

The Blackberry Messenger Service allows you to send and receive instant messages, e-mails etc through mobile network or through Wi-Fi. Blackberry phones are designed to perform well as business phones and usually come with qwerty keyboards, enterprise level security features etc.

Blackberry OS is a proprietary OS developed and used solely by RIM and its Blackberry range. Designed basically for a business usage, these OS serve that purpose well. Many business services and communication facilities come integrated with these.

Recent versions support a user friendly touch-interface. The app store is also growing consistently. So Blackberry OS presently serves the needs of an entertainment OS also and will be ideal for those looking forward to integrating their PDA into a modern smartphone.
The latest version is the Blackberry 10 OS.

The advantages of Blackberry phones are mainly good call clarity, web browsing, messaging and mailing functions. New phones also come with powerful processors suitable for multi-tasking, superior cameras and good multimedia capabilities.

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BlackBerry Priv

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BlackBerry Priv
BlackBerry Classic
BlackBerry Passport
BlackBerry Z3
BlackBerry Z30
BlackBerry Priv
BlackBerry Classic
BlackBerry Passport
BlackBerry Z3
BlackBerry Z30 Smartphone
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Release Date
Dec 2015
Jan 2015
Sep 2014
May 2014
Oct 2013
Digital Camera Resolution
18.0 MP
8.0 MP
13.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
1.5 GB
2.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.4 inch
3.5 inch
4.5 inch
5.0 inch
5.0 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
2.0 MP
2.0 MP
2.0 MP
1.1 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53
Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400
Dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait 200
Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960T Pro Snapdragon
Battery Capacity
3410.0 mAh
2515.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
2500.0 mAh
2880.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS
BlackBerry 10.3 OS
BlackBerry 10.2.1 OS
BlackBerry 10.2 OS, upgradable to 10.2.1
Carrier
T-Mobile, Verizon
AT-T, Verizon
AT-T
Verizon

  • The landscape is always evolving, that’s just the reality of things, as phone companies live and die by the rising tide of demand. BlackBerry, unfortunately, has been on the decline for the better part of the last several years – they’re just nowhere close to being the same company they were prior to Apple and Google’s dominance.


  • The BlackBerry Priv is the mullet of the smartphone world. It's still business in the front, but now there's a party in the back too. It will divide opinion, but this is the best BlackBerry in years.

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    An Android slider is an extremely rare occurrence nowadays and the Priv has adopted the form factor masterfully for a stylish overall look.
    The Priv makes use of little premium materials like metal or glass, despite its premium price. Plastic isn't a bad choice in itself, but the particular one doesn't quite feel flagship-worthy. Built quality is only ok with some annoying flaws.
    Gorgeous 5.4-inch AMOLED display, with nice and punchy colors. The slight edge curve gives it an extra refined look.


  • The BlackBerry Classic is a great voice and messaging phone that can't deliver on the range of online services most people need.

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    The hardware QWERTY of the device is the best in the business ... This phone is built for work, not for wasting time in games and media gobbling ... Build quality and one-hand ergonomics are top notch ... The display is bright and boasts impressive colors, but subpar viewing angles ... The camera is a solid performer ... The chipset of the device is already seriously dated ... BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 is fast, fluid, and secure; the available Android apps add an extra layer of appeal ... Audio quality is good ... Battery life is stellar ... The price is high for the hardware on offer


  • This is a hard product to score. If you want a smartphone with a keyboard, and you want it purely for messaging and calls, with a little web-browsing thrown in, the BlackBerry Classic is the perfect device at an excellent price. A five star product. But general smartphone users will be frustrated by the relatively low power, and the paucity of screen space. If you are a BlackBerry fan, you will love the Classic. Otherwise there are better deals elsewhere.


  • Visually, the BlackBerry Passport is a delectable treat – one that not only pays homage to the BlackBerry smartphones of yesterday, but it oozes with a modern design to die for. For all of its attractiveness, we’re confused by the company’s decision to go with an entirely different keyboard layout. Quite simply, it’s less productive than the experience we get from an all-touch keyboard! We know, it’s crazy to say, but it’s true.Aside from the keyboard, BlackBerry 10.3 just doesn’t have the completeness we’d get from other rival platforms.


  • The BlackBerry Passport is all work and no play. But that doesn't mean it's dull.


  • Blackberry's faith has been placed in a device very much suited to a particular type of customer. The specs and features are all there, but the form factor falters against conventional devices.


  • - It's slim, slick, and very well put-together.
    - The Z3 is ridiculously good looking and its construction quality is impeccable.
    - Notifications are top-notch and there are loads of useful shortcuts everywhere.
    - Can easily run most Android apps.


  • The BlackBerry Z30 lives up the promise of a flagship phone, but it's too little, too late for all but the most committed BlackBerry users.


  • If your company's IT department is invested in the BlackBerry universe, and your colleagues are mostly on BBM, the Z30 is your best bet. It folds all the security and messaging features of the BlackBerry platform you are used to, into a consumer-centric big screen phone with premium design and decent specs.

    The BlackBerry Z10 is a natural competitor to the Z30, but its 4.2" display is no match for the pretty Super AMOLED 5-incher on the Z30 in terms of typing, browsing or media consumption, despite the lower price.


  • The Z30 phablet is the best BlackBerry phone you can get, with killer battery life and excellent reception and call quality. But can it overcome the inferior app store or the uncertainty surrounding the company itself?