Best BlackBerrys

The best BlackBerry smartphones are favorites among business users, primarily because of their unrivaled email functionality and superb full QWERTY keyboards, which have SureType technology to ensure fast and accurate typing. Newer models have built-in cameras and music players and even capture video.
BlackBerry Z10

BlackBerry Z10

Reviewed April 2013

BlackBerry 10 is here: was it worth the wait?

Pros: Great camera, exceptional predictive keyboard, snappy performance

Cons: Convoluted user interface, no home button, mediocre battery performance

AT&TT-MobileVerizon Wireless
*Est. $200 with contract
 
BlackBerry Curve 9310 (Boost Mobile)

BlackBerry Curve 9310 (Boost Mobile)

Reviewed October 2012

Boost Mobile's BlackBerry Curve 9310 is a great texting phone with an affordable no-contract plan

Pros: Cheap monthly plan, responsive keyboard, solid call quality, easy to hold

Cons: Old operating system, few apps on offer, slow 3G speeds

Boost Mobile
*Est. $80, no contract
 
BlackBerry Curve 9360

BlackBerry Curve 9360

Reviewed June 2012

Dependable BlackBerry with Wi-Fi calling capability

Pros: Responsive QWERTY keyboard, wi-Fi calling

Cons: Mixed call quality, mixed data speeds, lack of third-party apps

T-Mobile
Free with new contract
 
BlackBerry Torch 9850

BlackBerry Torch 9850

Reviewed November 2011

Touch-screen BlackBerry is short on apps

Pros: Bright and crisp touch screen, fast browser with HTML5 support, speedy performance, solid build, blackBerry OS 7

Cons: Small keys on virtual keyboard, meager app selection, poor battery life, slow 3G connection, two-toned color looks cheap, no Flash support

SprintVerizon Wireless
from $19.99 with new contract
 
BlackBerry Bold 9900 4G

BlackBerry Bold 9900 4G

Reviewed November 2011

Best BlackBerry device yet -- but is that saying much?

Pros: Fast processor, solid design, responsive keyboard, clear, sharp display

Cons: Poor battery life, no auto-focus in camera, no Flash support, 4G data speeds fall short, no haptic feedback on touch screen

T-Mobile
from $249.99 with new contract
 
BlackBerry Torch 9810

BlackBerry Torch 9810

Reviewed November 2011

BlackBerry Torch sports recycled design, but improved specs

Pros: Sharp, responsive touch screen, fast web browser, speedy interface, good battery life, excellent keyboard

Cons: Recycled design, new OS not very different from predecessor, false signal strength, lack of apps, lack of Flash support

AT&TT-Mobile
*Est. $50 with contract
 
BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Reviewed November 2011

Affordable smartphone for the BlackBerry loyalist

Pros: Small and slim, wi-Fi calling capability, long battery life

Cons: Identical to older model, poor image quality, small selection of third-party apps, slow browser

AT&TSprintVerizon WirelessT-Mobile
From $0.01 with contract
 
BlackBerry Bold 9780

BlackBerry Bold 9780

Reviewed May 2011

Blackberry Bold 9780 is not a bold update

Pros: Comes with BlackBerry OS 6, excellent battery life, better browser than older BlackBerrys, can make calls over Wi-Fi network

Cons: Design is almost identical to BlackBerry Bold 9700, oS 6 works better on touch-screen display, small screen, can't play high-definition videos

T-Mobile
Discontinued
 
Blackberry Curve 3G 9330 (Sprint)

Blackberry Curve 3G 9330 (Sprint)

Reviewed March 2011

Sprint BlackBerry is solid, but not exciting

Pros: Upgradeable to new operating system, great call quality, excellent messaging options, easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard, lightweight

Cons: Sluggish, fewer features than other BlackBerry models, poor camera quality

Sprint
*Est. $80 with new contract
 
Blackberry Curve 3G 9330 (Verizon)

Blackberry Curve 3G 9330 (Verizon)

Reviewed March 2011

BlackBerry Curve for Verizon falls short on features

Pros: Excellent messaging options, will upgrade to latest operating system, durable and lightweight

Cons: Poor camera quality, sluggish at times

Verizon Wireless
Free with new/renewal contract
 
BlackBerry Bold 9650

BlackBerry Bold 9650

Reviewed February 2011

BlackBerry Bold with world-roaming functionality

Pros: Wi-Fi capability, responsive trackpad, global roaming, generous memory for apps

Cons: Clunky browser, awkwardly placed charging port

SprintVerizon Wireless
Discontinued
 
BlackBerry Torch 9800

BlackBerry Torch 9800

Reviewed December 2010

Best BlackBerry gets a new touch screen, browser and OS

Pros: Touch screen and full QWERTY keyboard, faster browser, universal search function, long battery life

Cons: Sluggish performance, display resolution lower than competitors', still not on par with iPhone, Android phones

AT&T
Discontinued
 
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