About BlackBerry

Research in Motion, RIM, is a Canadian-based wireless device company famous for the development of the BlackBerry smart phone line.

RIM was founded by Mike Lazaridis and is based in Waterloo, Ontario. Before the development of the BlackBerry, RIM worked with RAM Mobile Date and Ericsson, assisting in converting the Ericsson-developed Mobitex wireless data network into a two-way paging and wireless email network.

RIM has gone on to develop many different BlackBerry devices, which have become the smart phone of choice among business and government professionals. So loyal are BlackBerry users that the devices have come to be known as Crackberries, a back-door joke aimed at users who claim they cannot live without them.

Major competitors include Apple Inc., HTC, Palm, Motorola, Samsung and others.


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Tom's Guide

A very particular set of skills

BlackBerry Motion

from Tom's Guide

BlackBerry's latest Android smartphone opts for a bigger screen instead of a physical keyboard, but brings the same focus on productivity and security.

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BlackBerry's latest Android smartphone opts for a bigger screen instead of a physical keyboard, but brings the same focus on productivity and security.

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Expert Reviews

Isn’t BlackBerry’s finest smartphone

BlackBerry Motion

from Expert Reviews

It’s very much a me-too device and doesn’t excel in any one particular area. Sure its design is a bit different and it has a few handy software features but none of these things is enough to justify the phone’s mind-numbingly middling performance and camera.

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It’s very much a me-too device and doesn’t excel in any one particular area. Sure its design is a bit different and it has a few handy software features but none of these things is enough to justify the phone’s mind-numbingly middling performance and camera.

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IT Pro

A functional, no-frills phone with little to entice

BlackBerry Motion

from IT Pro

While it may have a wallet-friendly price and a respectable battery life on its side, there's not much else to recommend the BlackBerry Motion. It's functional, but it isn't particularly impressive.

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While it may have a wallet-friendly price and a respectable battery life on its side, there's not much else to recommend the BlackBerry Motion. It's functional, but it isn't particularly impressive.

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Engadget

It's all about the battery life

BlackBerry Motion

from Engadget

The BlackBerry Motion is a strong follow-up to a phone I liked more than I expected to, and in general, it gets more right than wrong. Unless you're absolutely obsessed with security or want to pay to keep your beloved phone brand alive, the BlackBerry Motion is ultimately a good phone that doubles as a bad deal.

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The BlackBerry Motion is a strong follow-up to a phone I liked more than I expected to, and in general, it gets more right than wrong. Unless you're absolutely obsessed with security or want to pay to keep your beloved phone brand alive, the BlackBerry Motion is ultimately a good phone that doubles as a bad deal.

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TechRadar

It’s not the most exciting, but it is essentially immortal

BlackBerry Motion

from TechRadar

This all-screen Android offers a flavour of the BlackBerry experience in a more modern, water-resistant package. It’s held back by dated hardware and a lacklustre camera, but impressive battery life means workaholics might just love it.

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This all-screen Android offers a flavour of the BlackBerry experience in a more modern, water-resistant package. It’s held back by dated hardware and a lacklustre camera, but impressive battery life means workaholics might just love it.

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Pocket-lint

The big boss of business

BlackBerry Motion

from Pocket-lint

With a focus on productivity and security, in a water/dust-resistant design that looks the business, combined with a battery that outlasts most others, the BlackBerry Motion is a sensible choice for BlackBerry fans who want to move away from physical keys.

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With a focus on productivity and security, in a water/dust-resistant design that looks the business, combined with a battery that outlasts most others, the BlackBerry Motion is a sensible choice for BlackBerry fans who want to move away from physical keys.

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Absolute Geeks

The ultimate business smartphone

BlackBerry Motion

from Absolute Geeks

If you don’t care much about the bling and shiny stuff out there and you want a highly reliable, durable and functional budget smartphone with a battery that seemingly lasts forever in today’s battery standards, then the Blackberry Motion is the ultimate phone for you.

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If you don’t care much about the bling and shiny stuff out there and you want a highly reliable, durable and functional budget smartphone with a battery that seemingly lasts forever in today’s battery standards, then the Blackberry Motion is the ultimate phone for you.

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Know Your Mobile

2017's surprise gem

BlackBerry Motion

from Know Your Mobile

At the end of the day, reviews are personal opinion, and in my opinion the BlackBerry Motion is a fantastic little handset with a great user experience. It's not perfect, but I've found it one of the most compelling smartphone experiences in a long while.

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At the end of the day, reviews are personal opinion, and in my opinion the BlackBerry Motion is a fantastic little handset with a great user experience. It's not perfect, but I've found it one of the most compelling smartphone experiences in a long while.

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finder.com.au

The darker, leaner BlackBerry

BlackBerry KEYone

from finder.com.au

You're stuck for choice if you want a keyboard phone, but the KEYone Black is an improvement on its predecessor that makes the lack of choice easier to bear.

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You're stuck for choice if you want a keyboard phone, but the KEYone Black is an improvement on its predecessor that makes the lack of choice easier to bear.

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ZDNet

A business-class mid-ranger with excellent battery life

BlackBerry Motion

from ZDNet

The BlackBerry Motion is a solid mid-range Android handset with some handy features aimed at business users -- at a time when handsets are explicitly targeting that market.

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The BlackBerry Motion is a solid mid-range Android handset with some handy features aimed at business users -- at a time when handsets are explicitly targeting that market.

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Tanzil

It is a great phone

BlackBerry Z3

Price and other specifications are also good. But drawback is lack of dual sim as well unsupportance of NFC and limited active frames.
Cyber

Simple, Elegant and Powerful

BlackBerry Passport

Give 2 weeks of true hands on experience with this phone. And you won't go back to iPhone.
Mark A Platt

Pleasant Surprise

BlackBerry Z30

Blackberry is back in the game with the Z30. The sound quality of the phone is excellent. Texting a is as good as any Samsung or iPhone I have tried. The Z30 excels with the reliable long battery life which is critical in an office setting. The web browser is as quick as any I have used on any cell...More
Blackberry is back in the game with the Z30. The sound quality of the phone is excellent. Texting a is as good as any Samsung or iPhone I have tried. The Z30 excels with the reliable long battery life which is critical in an office setting. The web browser is as quick as any I have used on any cell phone. I frankly don't care if the phone doesn't have mind boggling screen resolution, it is a phone not a camera, and is more than adequate. Less
My screen got damaged and I don't know where to fix it up
M3attar

Advanced copy of beautiful bold 9900

BlackBerry Classic

its a blackberry, not need to explain.

Best phone ever!

BlackBerry Passport

Day 2 with The Passport and guys if you have a chance to get this just get it !!!! it s Diffrent from the competition !!! WOW
Kelsey Skaret

Great comeback for BlackBerry

BlackBerry Z30

Although mine only has an above average battery life, I found the HUB and swipe much more fluent than other phones I've had. The browser is very fast and it surprised me by the quality of the screen. All in all, I would defiantly recommend this phone to friends and colleagues alike.
Awesome battery life !
If you are looking for a communication device rather than a camera then do not overlook the Z30. The upgraded platform is app friendly and I love the Hub, where I can get all my messages in one convenient spot. Most of all, being a Canadian, I get to support a national company.

Good But!!!

BlackBerry Z10

Problematic when loading pictures to Main PC. Very poor battery life

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