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As well as updating its Curve and Bold franchises in 2011, BlackBerry gave its Torch range a polish with three new models in the middle of the year.
Torch 9810 (above) stuck to the original Torch brief of touchscreen plus slideout keyboard, while the 9850 and 9860 were touch-only, with a 3.7-inch display to the 9810's 3.2-incher.
Later that year, the company brought out an-all touch Curve, bringing Qwerty-less phones to the lower end of the market for the first time.
The 3.2-inch 9380 came with a 3.2-inch screen, five-megapixel camera and NFC capabilities onboard.
After talking up the social functionality of its cheaper handsets, BlackBerry began to take a more prominent place on the hardware in early 2012.
With the Curve 9220, BlackBerry introduced its first BBM hard button, under the familiar Qwerty keyboard, as well as including BBM branding on the outside of the device. The device also sported an FM radio and a two-megapixel camera.