Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Brunch

Bye-bye, Blackberry!

A millennial pays final respects to the first smartphone for her entire generation

- By Karishma Kuenzang

Remember the mid-2000s when we millennial­s were introduced to Blackberry phones in India at reasonable rates? Suddenly, everyone wanted to join the Blackberry gang, each of whom was going through a series of firsts: first job, first heartbreak, first time out of college, first solo trip, you name it.

The device also seemed like the perfect fit for corporates. They came at a time when “pagers” still existed. Though they barely looked better, their efficiency made them cool.

You could deliver “push emails” in an era when you had to log onto your computer to access

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