BlackBerry Drawer

The worldwide BlackBerry 10 event is just a few weeks off now. Pretty soon we'll all be carrying a brand new device with an awesome new OS and features. Through the years we've all had our fair share of BlackBerry devices (some more than others) and seen the evolution of BlackBerry along the way. When you think about it, it's pretty amazing to see the timeline of devices that some users have gone through. Personally I've been through more than enough devices since I picked up my first BlackBerry and I've never looked back. 

As we move into a new generation of BlackBerry devices however, we'll all be starting a new BlackBerry journey. Just as the original 850 and 950 series pagers did for the BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 devices will pave the way for a new line of devices. We'll get in on the ground and be able to say we've been with BlackBerry 10 since the beginning. 

When I pull open my "device drawer" in my office, it's crazy to see just how many phones I've been through over the last few years. At first glance I see my first BlackBerry - an 8830WE - my BlackBerry Pearl Flip (which will always be close to my heart), my Tour 9630 and my Torch 9800. All such different devices but all special for their own reasons.

The 8830WE was my first device. I had been using an LG Chocolate and one of my former employees had just picked up an 8830. He showed it off to me one day and I knew I just had to have it. At the time, I knew nothing about BlackBerry but I did know that I had to have that phone. Sure, it didn't have a camera and looked very intimidating at first, but I didn't care. I knew that I'd get the hang of it quickly and be happy with my purchase. After a few hours of manual reading I started looking around on the internet for answers to my questions. I came across CrackBerry and jumped into the forums and never looked back. 

As a bit of a fun post in our BlackBerry Nostalgia series, let's take a look back at the history of devices that our writers have used over the years. Keep in mind that we're all 100% BB adicts so the lists are quite long, you may have only had a few devices over the years but that's ok too :-) 

CrackBerry Kevin

First Device: BlackBerry 7290

7290 

Device History:

  • 7290
  • 8700
  • Curve 8300
  • then every BB after that.. 

Adam Zeis

First Device: BlackBerry 8830WE

8800

Device History:

  • 8830WE
  • 8330
  • Storm 9530
  • Tour 9630
  • Pearl Flip
  • Bold 9700
  • Torch 9800
  • Bold 9780
  • Bold 9900/9930 

Bla1ze

First Device: BlackBerry Pearl 8100

8100 

Device History: 

  • Pearl 8100
  • Curve 8300
  • Curve 8310
  • Curve 8320
  • Curve 8520
  • 8820
  • Curve 8900
  • Bold 9000
  • Curve 9360
  • Storm 9500
  • Storm 9520
  • Bold 9700
  • Bold 9780
  • Torch 9800
  • Torch 9810
  • Bold 9900  

Michelle Haag

First Device: GoldBerry! Curve 8320 

Curve 8320 

Device History:

  • Curve 8320
  • Bold 9000
  • Curve 8900
  • Curve 8520
  • Bold 9700
  • Torch 9800
  • Bold 9900  

 

James Richardson

First BlackBerry: Bold 9700

9700 

Device History:

  • Bold 9700
  • Bold 9780
  • Torch 9800
  • Torch 9810
  • Bold 9900 

Alicia Erlich

First BlackBerry: Unlocked T-Mo 8700 

8700 

Device History:

  • 8700
  • Curve 8310
  • Bold 9000
  • Bold 9700
  • Torch 9800
  • Torch 9810
  • Bold 9900

Ryan Blundell

First BlackBerry: BlackBerry 6210 

6210 

Device History:

  • 6210
  • 7780
  • 7100r
  • 7130
  • Pearl 8100
  • 8800
  • Curve 8300
  • Curve 8310
  • Bold 9000
  • Torch 9800
  • Curve 9300
  • Bold 9900 

DJ Reyes

First BlackBerry: Curve 8900 

8900 

Device History:

  • Curve 8900
  • Bold 9000
  • Storm2
  • Torch 9800
  • Bold 9900
  • Torch 9810
  • Bold 9790 

Kerri Neill

First BlackBerry: BlackBerry Pearl 8100 

8100 

Device History:

  • Pearl 8100
  • Curve 8330
  • Torch 9800
  • Style 9670
  • Torch 9860
  • Bold 9930

Zach Gilbert

First BlackBerry: 8830WE

8800

Device History:

  • 8830WE
  • Curve 8330
  • Storm 9530
  • Tour 9630
  • Storm 9550
  • Pearl 9100
  • Bold 9700
  • Style 9670
  • Torch 9800
  • Bold 9780
  • Bold 9900
  • Bold 9790
  • Torch 9810
  • Torch 9860
  • Curve 9380 

Simon Sage

First BlackBerry: BlackBerry 7520 

7520 

Device History:

  • 7520
  • 8700
  • 8800
  • Pearl 8100
  • Curve 8310
  • Curve 8230
  • Curve 8900
  • Curve 8520
  • Style 9670
  • Bold 9700
  • Pearl 9100
  • Storm 9530
  • Storm 9550
  • Torch 9800
  • Torch 9850
  • Torch 9860
  • Bold 9900 

So what does your BlackBerry history look like? Drop a comment and let us see it!