BlackBerry remembered: Scenes from times good and bad

Here's a look at some of the highlights of BlackBerry's path from triumph to downfall
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The rise and fall of BlackBerry

It's hard to say what will ultimately become of BlackBerry now that it likely will be bought by Canadian consortium Fairfax Financial Holdings for $4.7 billion. Without a doubt BlackBerry transformed business with smartphones that melded email with a keyboard. Then the iPhone happened, and the company never really evolved much further. IDC says BlackBerry has fallen behind Microsoft's Windows Phone to into fourth place, and the company’s savior device, the Z10, remains largely unsold -- $1 billion worth sitting in warehouses. Here we take a quick look at the long, strange trip from the top to the bottom of the smartphone heap.

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