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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 PRIV’s isn’t great if I’m honest -- and I really do enjoy a good QWERTY keyboard on my phone.

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It's of middling quality and distorts at higher volumes, but for general use is pretty good.

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most robust BlackBerry smartphone

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Bad. Gesture interface is problematic.

The Z30 is arguably the best BlackBerry to date, but it's devoid of any truly unique features that might draw fans from the other side of the fence.