Originally reviewed by Edward Chester 28 September 2011
The perfect combination of touchscreen and physical keyboard? Read on to find out.
Blackberry may be having its ups and downs but it still maintains a strong and loyal user base, many of whom wouldn’t dream of jumping ship to an Android or iOS device. While Apple’s iPhone and new android flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S3 have garnered most of the attention, RIM’s BlackBerry devices still command respect, particularly in the corporate sphere. Even there Apple have begun to overtake them, however a BlackBerry phone is still one of the best business mobile productivity tools.
BlackBerry's core USPs – in particular their excellent keyboards, BBM (BlackBerry messenger) and instant email accessibility have come under fire by improved touch screen typing and a plethora of IM smartphone apps such as WhatsApp. To combat this BlackBerry are planning a whole new range of handsets based on new the BB10 OS with release date confirmed for the 30 January 2013. With plenty of leaks over the last few months of a new range of phones, such as the X10 and full touch Z10, anticipation is growing.
In the meantime we’ve put together a list of all the best BlackBerry phones on the market right now, all of which have gone through the rigorous and impartial TrustedReviews tests.