1. Reed McLay's Avatar
    BlackBerry Then and Now

    I found this in a sidebar piece in the Toronto Star.
    06-22-11 01:43 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    What was the saxophone icon on the home screen of the 7100? I just Googled and found RIM's page from 2004 about the 7100, but it did not show the homescreen icons.
    06-22-11 02:02 PM
  3. avt123's Avatar
    I'm guessing it is music.
    06-22-11 02:05 PM
  4. lnichols's Avatar
    Yeah they haven't changed at all over the years .
    06-22-11 02:06 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm guessing it is music.
    I do not know. I did not see anything showing that the 7100 had a music player. It did not appear to have media card capability either. Then again, were there any phones in 2004 that had music players?
    06-22-11 02:08 PM
  6. avt123's Avatar
    I do not know. I did not see anything showing that the 7100 had a music player. It did not appear to have media card capability either. Then again, were there any phones in 2004 that had music players?
    Not sure. The first device I had that can play music was the Motorola i930 for Nextel, which released in 2005.

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    06-22-11 02:14 PM
  7. Reed McLay's Avatar
    They credit the '06 Pearl with having the first BlackBerry media player.

    iPod is a line of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple and announced on October 23, 2001, and released on November 10, 2001 ...
    That was interesting, the 7100 introduced the SureType keyboad.
    06-22-11 02:18 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    They credit the '06 8100 Pearl with having the first BlackBerry media player.

    That was interesting, the 7100 introduced the SureType keyboad.
    So, do you know what the saxophone icon was for?
    06-22-11 02:20 PM
  9. Reed McLay's Avatar


    Not a clue. Also, what are those Brick, Gramaphone and Traffic Light icons?
    06-22-11 02:23 PM
  10. mjs416's Avatar
    Nice find. I had a 7510 - I did like the form factor (excluding the antennae). Those friggin things were bullet proof. You could skip those things down a hallway without a blip - pick it up and read an email.
    06-22-11 02:25 PM
  11. qbnkelt's Avatar
    It was notifications/ringtones I think. I think I remember that.
    06-22-11 04:56 PM
  12. reeneebob's Avatar
    I admit, I have a soft spot for the Pearl. Not the current one - the original one, the 8100 series. Those metallic side rails...I loved my purple Pearl. I honestly think it's the best looking BB.

    Of course, I also have a thing for the Palm Centro.

    The best looking cell phone ever, for me, is the Palm Pre. The smooth riverstone style of it...

    What a cool find, thanks Reed!
    06-22-11 05:04 PM
  13. luqman24's Avatar
    I'm guessing it is music.
    No, the Pearl was the first BB to have a media player according to the caption.
    06-22-11 06:42 PM
  14. nomoredroid's Avatar
    that 7510 keypad looks nice!!!
    06-22-11 06:44 PM
  15. eds817's Avatar
    Wow! I'm such a newbie. I came on the scene with the Curve 8320.

    Pretty interesting evolution.

    Thanks.
    06-22-11 06:47 PM
  16. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    I loved that phone. The traffic signal showed red if the radio was off! Don't remember the others.
    Last edited by TequilaAddict; 06-23-11 at 01:01 AM.
    06-22-11 10:33 PM
  17. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    Megaphone = Profiles and Saxophone = Fun.
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    06-22-11 11:20 PM
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