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A new BlackBerry exhibit showcases primitive RIM products (no, not the PlayBook)

A new BlackBerry exhibit showcases primitive RIM products (no, not the PlayBook)

With RIM-bashing at a high (naturally, we’ve done our share), sometimes we need a reminder that Research In Motion still has fans—and die-hard ones, too. Starting this week, tech enthusiast and curator Syd Bolton will celebrate the 13-year history of the BlackBerry in an exhibit at the Personal Computer Museum in Brantford. Bolton, who also owns Canada’s largest collection of video games, has gathered more than 20 BlackBerrys, including the delightfully archaic 850, which ran on two AA batteries and displayed eight lines of text. We admit, it’s nice to see BlackBerry getting some love—but museums tend to show relics from the past. Which makes it feel like BlackBerry has already been relegated to cellphone history. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »

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