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The Best BlackBerry Smartphones

Updated on April 4, 2011

The Best BlackBerry Smartphone of 2011

This lens is all about the BlackBerry Smartphone. Or rather Smartphones like the BlackBerry. Here we will give an overview and review of 5 of the Best BlackBerry Smartphones on the market in 2011. Highlighting the features of each so you can make an informed decision on which one is best for you. And we will reveal which one we think is the best including the BlackBerry Storm 2 9520 as shown in this picture. You love it.

Top 5 BlackBerry Smartphones

A rundown of the best BlackBerry Smartphones available on the market to choose from in 2011 by spec.

I would like to share my view on the best BlackBerry phone to choose from currently from the hottest BlackBerry phones available on the market today. Knowing which BlackBerry is the best to buy can be a tough decision with so many different models to choose from considering how different people have different needs and desires. So this top 5 BlackBerry Smartphones by spec list should help!

RIM (Research In Motion) have created a whole family and different range of BlackBerry smartphones including the Curve, the Bold and the Storm series which make for very attractive and trendy smartphones to have so lets' get this top 5 going!

Optical Trackpad and full QWERTY keyboard.

3.2", (360x480px) TFT capacitive Touchscreen display.

Runs on BlackBerry OS; 6.0. 624MHz CPU, 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM.

4GB internal storage. (Exandable up to 32GB)

5MP, (2592x1944PX) autofocus, LED flash camera.

WiFi, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, HSDPA and Bluetooth, microUSB.

5.5 hours talktime. 18 days standby time. 27 hours music playback.

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is one of RIM's first Smartphones to have both a touch-screen and full QWERTY keyboard combined that slides out from under its 3.2" TFT capacitive multi-tap, Touchscreen display which is landscape enabled for either horizontal or vertical viewing. Great standby, talk and music playing times. Good 5MP LED flash auto-focus, image stabilization camera with in-built Geo-tagging and 3G, GPRS/EDGE, HSDPA anbd Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for connecting anywhere or on the go. 4GB storage exandable up to 32GB with a MicroSD card. All these great features make this my favourite BlackBerry smartphone and the best one to choose for me.

2.44" (480x360) Touch-sensitive TFT display.

Optical trackpad and full QWERTY keyboard.

Runs on BlackBerry OS; 5.0. 624MHz CPU. 256 MB RAM.

256MB internal storage. (Expandable up to 16GB)

3.15MP (2048x1536PX) autofocus, LED flash camera.

Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, HSDPA, Bluetooth, microUSB.

6 hours talktime. 21 days standby time. 38 hours music playback.

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 Smartphone is the better looking and smaller successor to the Bold 9000 with faster CPU speeds, more storage space and additional connectability options such as Wi-Fi and 3G. HSDPA, GPS and Bluetooth and improved battery life.

3.25" (360x480) TFT capacitive touchscreen display

Runs on BlackBerry OS; 6.0. 624MHz CPU. 256MB RAM.

2GB internal storage. (Expandable up to 16GB)

3.15MP (2048Ã1536PX) autofocus, LED flash camera.

Wi-Fi LAN, GPRS, 3G, Bluetooth, HSDPA, microUSB.

5 hours talktime. 305 hours standby time.

The BlackBerry Storm2 9520 is almost identical to the original Storm but the user experience has been improved to achieve a much smoother running handset with improved touchscreen capabilities. The BlackBerry Storm2 features a full on-screen QWERTY keyboard that allows double touching. Plus a 3.2MP camera with 2X digital zoom, Flash, Auto-focus and Image stabilization make for an half decent camera. There's Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 3G, HSPA Bluetooth support and has Wi-Fi and built-in GPS to use Blackberry apps & Google apps such as Gmail and Google Maps. A great smartphone for the business user.

2.46" (320x240) TFT Touch-sensitive display.

Optical trackpad & full QWERTY keyboard.

Runs on BlackBerry OS; 5.0. (upgradable) 256MB RAM, 256MB ROM

256MB internal storage. (Expandable up to 32GB)

2MP (1600x1200PX). Fixed focus camera.

Wi-Fi, GPRS, 3G, HSDPA, Bluetooth, microUSB.

4.5 hours talktime. 19 days standby time. 29 hours music playback.

Having the same design as the 8520 or 8900 and competing with the Bold 9700 us the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 here. Now supporting 3G as well as Wi-Fi, EDGE and GPRS built in. An optical track-pad for quick menu navigation. Only a 2MP camera but still packing a punch in this line up of BlackBerry smartphones.

2.46" (320x240) TFT Touch-sensitive display.

Optical trackpad Full QWERTY keyboard.

Run on BlackBerry Os; 5.0. (upgradable) 512MHz CPU, 256MB RAM.

256MB internal storage. (Expandable up to 32GB)

2MP (1600x1200PX) 5X digital zoom QVGA camera.

Wi-Fi, GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth, microUSB.

4.5 hours talktime. 17 days standby.

The sleek and modern looking BlackBerry Curve 8520 is meant to be one of RIM's most successful BlackBerry Smartphones to ever hit the market. Perfect for both business and personal user alike. Not having all the best features like other smartphones in this list. But still ideal for many people who only want one of the most simplest BlackBerry smartphones.

Buying BlackBerry Smartphones

And there we have a run down by spec of the top 5 BlackBerry phones to choose from by specification. Aside from the specs and features you see listed in for each. Each BlackBerry usually comes with many default features that they share such as BlackBerry Maps, Document Editors for Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF files. Dedicated media keys and a Media Player for playing MP3/WMA/AAC+ files and can handle and play the usual DivX/WMV/XviD/3gp files. And of course SMS, MMS, Email and IM apps for Facebook, Twitter, Youtube etc. Not to mention Organizer, Voice memo/dialing, Predictive text input. Play Polyphonic, MP3 ringtones. Has a Loudspeaker and Audio jack for play Games or listening to music in quiet all in what's been called "the most gorgeous looking smartphone on the planet".

BlackBerry Smartphones

Buying a BlackBerry Smartphone is more than just a regular purchase of any normal mobile phone. The first part of buying such a smartphone is to choose the right type of handset for you. The next is finding the right BlackBerry Deals based on what deals are available by who. You need to find the right BlackBerry Contracts with UK Networks like O2, Orange, Virgin, Vodafone, T-Mobile and 3 etc that have plans available for budgets for Contract or PAYG users.

Find out more information on the BlackBerry Smartphones on this page and see which BlackBerry Deals are right for you based on what kind of user you are.

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Future BlackBerry Devices

RIM have grabbed a big slice of the smartphone market with their range of BlackBerry handsets over the years. They are as it seems constantly upgrading their smartphones with second or third series version. Take the Storm and the Storm 2 for example. And most recently it would seem the BlackBerry Playbook tablet is around the corner which would give RIM a take on the mobile tablet market competing against the likes of the Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Actually the BlackBerry Playbook is already here. RIM say that the Playbook is more secure and want to position it as a more professional device. Other great features are its ability to play flash something Apple are still in a tiff with Adobe over or something.

Some BlackBerry Playbook Tablet specs are a 7 "(1024 Ã 600), dual-core processor. Support for H.264 video, MPEG4, and WMV with 1080p Full HD video display. 1GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, micro-HDMI outputs with 2 cameras front and back (3MP) and rear (5MP). Blazing 4G speeds over Wi-Fi and support for WebKit, Java, Open GL, Flash 10.1 and micro-USB connector. But RIM are promoting the Playbooks support for "multitasking" and can run Flash 10.1, which means "a full web experience".


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      pusanggala 5 years ago

      looks classy :)

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      lampard99 5 years ago

      i love storm 2 too much .it has many beautiful themes

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      MyFiveKids 6 years ago

      @FlipShare: I love the torch - use it every day.

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      FlipShare 6 years ago

      Having BlackBerry Torch 9800 as your Number 1 , is a good choice , however many fans of blackberry phones may see it as typical smartphone which covers mosts bases , but doesn't offer enough.

      From your list i would go witn BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 , because it value for money handset that well -suit the prolific emailer down to the ground

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      We-All-Like-MuchBuy 6 years ago

      Yeah, I love this elegant BlackBerry 9800. But always be aware that How To Fix The Top Four BlackBerry Problems.