Blackberry is a very famous brand that is into the manufacturing of smartphones and services. It's products used to be marketed by Research in Motion Limited (RIM) but is presently known as Blackberry Limited. Blackberry limited has come a very long way in the production of phones from the very first one, which was Inter@ctive Pager 950 which was manufactured in September 1996. The next series of the Inter@ctive was manufactured for IBM, which was the Pager 800 and sold $10million worth of them to the company, in 1998. In 1999, the first device to carry the blackberry name was the Blackberry 850 and was the first device to be integrated with the email feature.
Blackberry has come a long way from there and nowadays they are focusing on the Blackberry Q series and Blackberry Z series with the Blackberry 10 Operating System. The most recent of the Blackberry devices are the Blackberry Passport, Blackberry Classic and Blackberry Leap, which are considered as the Blackberry 10 second generation devices. All the user interface of these models vary but most of them feature a physical QWERTY keyboard, but the new generation rely on a virtual and multi touchscreen keyboard.
Most people would agree that most used feature of the Blackberry smartphone is the Blackberry Messenger even though they have so many other awesome features and services such as web surfing, taking photos, recording videos, email and multimedia messaging, instant messaging, and access to a massive selection of applications from the Blackberry App store.
Blackberry is one of the major smartphone manufacturers in the world, as the brand specializes in mobile productivity and communications. Before the launch of the Blackberry 10 Operating System, the BB OS 7 and earlier Operating Systems consumer Blackberry Internet Service (popularly known as BIS) is currently available in currently available in over 91 countries, across 500 mobile service providers, worldwide, that use various mobile technologies. There were 85 million Blackberry Subscribers worldwide as of September 2013.
The Blackberry 10 Operating System was launched in January 2013 and was completely built from the ground up, with the launch of Blackberry Z10, Blackberry Q10 and Blackberry Q5 smartphones. Other smartphones that came out on the OS 10 platform were Z30, Z3, P'9982, P'9983, the Passport, Blackberry Classic and Blackberry Leap. The OS 10 is based on the QNX operating system, which is very popular in industrial computers and used in many car computers too. The QNX operating system was acquired in April 2010 by Blackberry. Blackberry 10 has continue to improve and evolve as the roll out of newer versions which have added new and increased features and functionality, all free of charge, to the devices.
The OS 10 system uses a combination of touches and gestures to navigate and control the phone, making it possible to enter commands on Blackberry 1o without needing to press any physical buttons, with the only exception being the power on/off/sleep/wake button.
The update to 10.2 provided access to download Android apps, this allowed an unlimited number of Apps that were previously unavailable to Blackberry to be used on the OS 10 and the Amazon Appstore was officially added in the 10.3 update. Blackberry has announced that the 10.3.3 update for the OS is to be released in March 2016.
In September 2015, Blackberry announced that the next smartphone launch from them is the Blackberry Priv which should be released 2016. The most shocking thing about the Priv is that it is going to run on the Android OS, the v5.1.1 popularly known as the Lollipop. The Phablet is going to be a slider with a QWERTY keyboard, a 3GB RAM of the Snapdragon 808 with Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53. It would have an internal memory of 32GB and an SD Slot of up to 128GB, an 18MP Camera with a dual-LED flash and a secondary camera of 5MP, with a whole lot of other features. So, if you are an indecisive person, who doesn't know if to buy an Android smartphone or a Blackberry, you can confidently get both with the Blackberry Priv.
With the launch of the Blackberry Passport officially in October 2014, the reception of this device has been mixed, critics praised it for its unique design, awfully large screen and Keyboard, which the company met their goal of creating a business-oriented device, including the integration of Amazon Appstore for Android for improved application selection alongside the Blackberry App World for the native software. It has a square shaped touchscreen that measures 4.5 inches diagonally, a QWERTY compact physical keyboard with touchpad gestures, gorilla glass 3 for the screen, Nano-SIM, and 32GB internal memory with a 3GB RAM, 13MP Camera and a 2MP secondary camera with a whole lot of more features and apps to make the usage experience outstanding.
Blackberry was originally created with the target audience being the working class professionals but because of the popular Blackberry messenger, BBM for short, the phone globally accepted by all ages and increased the users of blackberry tremendously. In November 2013, the Blackberry messenger was launched on other platforms including iOS, Android and Windows Phones and in June 2015 the application got over 260 million new users. Be it a windows, android, iPhone or a blackberry phone, you are certain to get the BBM experience and you can purchase any and all of these authentic smartphones online on Jumia Market, at very affordable prices from our reliable sellers. Be it the Blackberry Q10 that is one of the most acceptable Blackberry smartphones, the Passport, Q5, Z10, Z30 or the blackberry Z3, all can be found on Jumia Market with amazing discounts. Shop from anywhere you are in Nigeria, have it delivered to you while you pay cash on delivery, all at your convenience.