BlackBerry Curve 8900 | TechMuseum
Year of release: 2008
- Network: GSM
- Dimensions: 109 x 60 x 13.5mm
- Weight: 110 g
- Antenna : No
- Display : Color
- Sound : Polyphonic
- Bluetooth: Yes
- WiFi: Yes
- OS: BlackBerry OS
The BlackBerry Curve 8900 features a GSM Network connection without antenna, but with Wifi and Bluetooth. The operating system was the manufacturer’s and had color display and polyphonic sound.
The BlackBerry Limited company manufactured and marketed the BlackBerry Curve series in the years between 2007 and 2013. Many sub series came into circulation as well reflecting the experimental character in design and format of the manufacturer. These were, actually, the most successful years for BlackBerry Ltd. until its demise around the 2016 and so on.
Putting the Bold Series in immediate comparison with the Curve Series, they present similarities in the hardware and software capabilities, but they have distinct differences as well. The Bold Series was the more expensive brand line with more valuable materials, per example leather, metal, carbon fiber and a soft touch. The Curve series on the other hand, were of plastic with a more glossy and flimsy touch.
Canadian company BlackBerry Limited, founded in 1999, started the brand of smartphones and tablets. Up until 2016 the brand line met enormous success, with the sales reaching 85 million units in 2011. After Android and iOS platforms entered the market on this year as serious competitors, the numbers of sales plunged, selling almost only 23 million in 2016 and 11 million in 2017.
On 2016, the company ceased designing its own models and licensed third party companies to design, manufacture and market smartphone series under the brand. In 2020, Texan OnwardMobility showed interest in developing a 5G Blackberry smartphone, but later on, in 2022, announced their shutting down.
To note, the Blackberry Limited company now specializes in cybersecurity. Its products help manufacturers, enterprises, governments prevent hacking attacks.
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