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TBT to when BlackBerry phones were cool

Now that BlackBerry officially isn't making phones anymore, let's look back at a simpler time: the early 2000s, when BlackBerry ruled and Apple drooled. (The iPhone didn't exist yet, so BlackBerry was killing the mobile game.) When the BlackBerry 850 was released in 1999, the cool factor of cell phones began to rise. Throughout the early 2000s, before the rise of advanced touchscreen technology, everyone who was anyone was busy scrolling on their trackballs and BBM-ing their besties.
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