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Meet the People Keeping BlackBerry Alive in 2021

‘What can I say—I just love the keyboard’

A rendering of a Blackberry smartphone with 3D characters hanging out around the phone.
Illustration: Simoul Alva

Maxime Morin, a 35-year-old marketer in Quebec, first started tinkering with his phone out of curiosity. What was this device, a BlackBerry Torch with a sliding screen and full physical keyboard, capable of? How did its mechanical parts fit together and work? There was a lot to explore within this handheld…




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