Do you want a physical keyboard on your smartphone? The new BlackBerry with a hard keyboard will be here soon, but there are alternatives. Here we show you eight phones, including six not from BlackBerry.
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The Old BlackBerrys: Curve and Bold
When BlackBerry recently announced its quarterly financial results the fact that it sold one million Z10 units in the first quarter got a lot of attention. But in that same quarter the company sold five million older BlackBerry units, almost all of them phones. In the popular imagination the old BlackBerry is as dead as the dodo, but in truth it's still a fairly big business.
As email/calendar/PDA systems, the old BlackBerry models — the Curve, Torch 9810 and Bold — are hard to beat. It's when it comes to all the other software that they fall well short.
All the major carriers still carry older BlackBerry models and a very large percentage of large companies still support them internally. Depending on your needs, they could easily still be the best solution. But wait for the Q10 to be sure.
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