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Guess the Phone: Before the Big Makeover

by Brandon Russell | November 22, 2014November 22, 2014 12:00 pm PDT

The big fuss was that this device was thiiiiiin, razor-like. And it also used one of the most recognizable names in mobile history—probably going back to before a lot of you even owned a phone. This device isn’t old itself; it’s actually a lot more recent than I realized. With that in mind, it’s impressive how this particular company has turned it around over the past several months. It went from has-been to one of the best there is. It might actually be the most consistent over the past twelve months. That doesn’t mean it sells the most phones, but you can argue no matter which device you choose, you’re going to get a solid experience.

That said, this device doesn’t feel half bad for its age. It takes on a personality of its own, and was indicative of the quality you got from this company even when it was struggling. The design hasn’t survived the company’s transition to where it is now, though the brand still persists. In fact, we saw a new inductee into the lineup just recently, and it’s already become one of our favorite phones of the year.

I’d be curious to hear if anyone has this phone, because it might still be hanging around on some two-year contracts. If so, any particular memory you have? This was one of those forsaken carrier exclusive deals, so I’m guessing not many have survived the market’s transition into super-phone territory. In any case, it’s always fun to take a look back and see how things have changed in such a short amount of time.

Last week’s Guess the Phone was the BlackBerry 8700c.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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