BlackBerry: The Rise And Fall Of An Innovator

2008 - Touchscreens And Going Bold

Following on the popularity of the iPhone and Android-based phones, RIM announced the BlackBerry Storm in fall 2008, the company's first touch device with a clickable screen designed to address the touch phone typing issues with other devices. The same year, RIM launched the BlackBerry Bold, which was the company's first device to connect to 3G networks, and it featured a sleek design with 1 GB of memory and an external microSD card slot. The phone came out to rave reviews.

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