A decade (or so) of BlackBerry smartphones (pictures)
Editors' note: This gallery was first published on August 5, 2011, and was updated on May 13, 2013, and again on September 20, 2013.
It's been a decade and a year since the first BlackBerry phone went on sale. But now after months of troubles, the company formerly known as Research in Motion shows no sign of reversing its misfortunes. Just today, BlackBerry said it expects to lose $950 million to $995 million in the fiscal second quarter and that it plans to cut 4,500 jobs. What's more, it plans to shift its focus away from general consumers in favor of the business market on which it built its foundation.
The reasons for BlackBerry's decline are many, but it's a sad state for a mobile device pioneer that gave us the word "crackberry." Though it set an early standard for how to bring e-mail to a smartphone, it couldn't compete in an iOS and Android world. Still, it had its share of notable devices since 2002. Keep clicking to see some its highlights, and where it missed the target. Note that I skipped the early pagers to concentrate on phones.
September 20, 2013 2:00 PM PDT
Photo by: Brian Bennett/CNET
| Caption by: Kent German
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