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Launched in 2005, the 7100X was similar in its design philosophy but also offered Bluetooth and quad-band capability.
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BlackBerry Pearl 8100
Having bent the enterprise to its will, RIM started to target the consumer segment with the launch of the Pearl in 2006.
One of the most obvious changes brought in for the Pearl was the addition of the trackball, replacing the thumbwheel previously used for navigation.
The Pearl 8100 was also the first BlackBerry to sport a camera, featuring a 1.3-megapixel snapper.
BlackBerry Curve 8320
By 2007, RIM had started to include wi-fi in its devices, including this Curve 8320.
As well as wireless connectivity — opening up the possibility of VoIP — the Curve 8320 made a step up in the camera front, with a two-megapixel included.