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BlackBerry 6210 (2003)

BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion, started out making email devices and two-way pagers and then added cell phone technology later. BlackBerry's first device with integrated, stand-alone phone capabilities was the 6210. Just two years after Kyocera's 6015, the smartphone is benefitting from sizeable increases in both processor speed and memory/storage. But the BlackBerry 6210 is still beholden to a small, monochrome screen with a low resolution -- just 160 x 200. Battery life, meanwhile, remained stagnant. And if you're wondering how ARM Holdings came to dominate the mobile processor business, well, the BlackBerry 6210 is a good place to start.

Dimensions: 4.40 inches by 2.90 inches by 0.80 inches

Weight: 4.8 ounces
Processor: 75-100 MHz ARM7EJ-S Core
Memory: 2 MB
Storage: 16 MB
Battery Life: 5 hours of talk time