BlackBerry Phones, tablet computers, and devices offer secure wireless connections, mobile computing, messaging, and mobile entertainment. BlackBerry is a mobile communications solution by Research in Motion, RIM (now BlackBerry) a Canadian based company.
Initially designed for Business or enterprise users, BlackBerry phones now come with media, social, and entertainment features that make them appealing to non-business users as well. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, the company is tried to create a perfect balance between the consumer and the enterprise divide.
The latest BlackBerry OS, the BlackBerry 10 was launched January 30, 2013. Two new BlackBerry Phones were unveiled at the event, a full touch BlackBerry Z10 and the QWERTY key BlackBerry Q10. BlackBerry Q5, BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry Z3, BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Leap, and BlackBerry Classic have since joined the lineup.
BB have also launched an Android phone, known as the Blackberry Priv, which is considered one of the most secured Android phone.
Here are a few BlackBerry phones to checkout when you visit an online store of a local phone store:
The Priv is BlackBerry’s very own Android phone. BlackBerry have for long been talking about Android, that vision was fulfilled in the Priv.
The BlackBerry Priv is not just one of the Best BlackBerry phones, it is also one of the Best Android Phones around especially for security continuous users.
The Priv is one Android phone that has been getting regular updates and software patches, something that is very rare in the Android Kingdom.
The smartphone sports a brilliant 5.4-inch display and a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with 3GB of RAM. Price starts at 227,000 Naira.
The BlackBerry Passport looks different to most smartphones and most definitely looks different from mordern and classic BlackBerry phones. It features a square shaped 4.5-inch touch display and a touch and gesture sensitive keyboard.
It is the most powerful BB phone yet with a 2.2GHz quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM. It runs on BlackBerry 10.3 and comes with Amazon Store for easy access to Android apps. It comes with BlackBerry Assist, BB’s answer to Siri and Cortana.
BlackBerry Passport offers the best display and camera of any BlackBerry phone. The price in Nigeria ranges from 127,000 to 250,000 Naira.
BlackBerry Classic is probably one of the best BlackBerry phones in the market. It comes with the classic Blackberry design (hence the name) and is an upgrade to the Q10.
It features an improved battery and offers a 3.5-inch Touch Display (bigger than the 3.1-inch Display of the Q10) and a physical QWERTY keyboard. On the front you have a 2MP camera and on the back an 8MP camera. Price starts at around 104,000 Naira.
The Z3 is one of the best value BlackBerry phones. The smartphone is the cheapest 5-incher from BlackBerry with a nice 5-inch display that offers 540 x 960 pixels resolution. It runs on the latest version of the BlackBerry 10 OS (BlackBerry 10.2.1) with 1.5GB of RAM and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.
BlackBerry Z3 sports a 5 megapixels camera with flash on the back and a 1.1 megapixels front facing camera. The phone also features a large battery for decent performance. Price ranges from 35,500 to 42,000 NGN.
BlackBerry Z30 is BlackBerry’s new flagship smart phone with bigger screen, faster performance, and bigger battery. It features a 5-inch Super AMOLED Display and an 8 megapixels camera. It is the top of the line for Touchscreen-only BlackBerry Phones
It runs the latest iteration of the BlackBerry 10 OS, the BlackBerry 10.2 for an improved user experience as well as a new antennae technology for better reception in areas with low signal. BlackBerry Z30 Price in Nigeria ranges from N70,000 to N90,000.
BlackBerry Q10 will appeal to BlackBerry’s loyal base and just about anyone who prefers a physical QWERTY keyboard. It features the traditional physical QWERTY keyboard that BlackBerry phones are well known for. However, it also features a 3.1-inch AMOLED touch display, giving consumers the best of both worlds.
It is now available in Nigeria. Price ranges from 47,000 Naira to 65,000 Naira.
BlackBerry Q5 is one of the most exciting BlackBerry phones right now. It offers most of the features of the high-end BlackBerry Q10, but comes at a cheaper price. Like the Q10, BB Q5 features a 3.1-inch touchscreen and physical QWERTY keyboard.
In terms of power, the BlackBerry Q5 is not far behind other top tier BlackBerry phones running the BlackBerry 10 OS on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 2GB RAM. However, it comes with the more recent BlackBerry 10.1. It also offers high-speed internet.
It is available in Nigeria at leading phone stores in the country. Price in Nigeria ranges from 33,500 Naira to 50,000 Naira.
BlackBerry Z10 is a full touch smartphone targeted at the huge market for touchscreen smartphones. It features a 4.2-inch HD display and an 8MP camera. The 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 2GB RAM ensures a fast and responsive performance. High-speed internet is included with HSPA+, LTE, and dual-band Wi-Fi in the specs.
If you are in the market for BlackBerry phones and fancy a touchscreen, the BB Z10 is the best touchscreen BB right now.
It is now available in Nigeria at MTN, Airtel, Glo, Etisalat, and leading phone stores in Nigeria. Price in Nigeria ranges from 36,500 Naira to 50,000 Naira.
More BlackBerry Phones with Prices
- BlackBerry Leap BlackBerry 10 Phone – N60,000 to N90,000
- BlackBerry Curve 9320 (Curve 7), BlackBerry 7 Phone – N23,500 to N48,000
- BlackBerry Curve 9220 (Curve 6), BlackBerry 7 Phone – N20,500 to N45,000
- Blackberry 9720 BlackBerry 7 Phone – 32,000 to 45,000 Naira
- Blackberry Bold 9790 (Bold 6)
- Blackberry Bold 9900 (Bold 5)
- Blackberry Playbook Tablet
- Blackberry Torch 9810 (Torch 2)
BlackBerry phones and tablets feature corporate data access, wireless email, extensive email support, Instant messaging via the popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) which now also offers Video Chat. Other IM apps like Whatsapp and Skype are also available at the BlackBerry World Store.
BlackBerry phones come with features like media player, Bluetooth, USB, camera, Maps, GPS, Wi-Fi, high-speed data, speakerphones, and trackball/touchpad. Physical QWERTY keyboard remains a signature feature in lots of BlackBerry Phones.
However, with the increasing trend towards touchscreen phones, BlackBerry now offers a couple of touch smartphones. The trend started with the BlackBerry 7 OS, but with BlackBerry 10 the company now offer phones with great touch experience.
BlackBerry Phones now comes with Android, though only one model, the Priv is currently available in the market.
These are just price ideas. Actual prices may vary depending on store or colour.