Mobile Phone [Blackberry Bold 9000]

Maker and role
BlackBerry, Manufacturer
Production date
Circa 2008
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Object detail

Accession number
2022.27.1
Maker
Production period
Description
Mobile Phone, BlackBerry Bold 9000.

Part One: Black and silver mobile phone. At the top of the phone, the BlackBerry logo and the word “BlackBerry” is printed in silver. Below the screen, there are four buttons with a central joystick. Under this there are buttons representing a full alphabetic keyboard, including numbers and symbols. The letters and symbols have been printed in white while the number functions are printed in red. The earphone jack and charging port are located at the top of the left side of the phone. On this side, there is also a button and a port for an SD card.

On the right side of the phone, there is a volume button and power button. Along the top edge of the device is a mute button next to a symbol of a microphone with a line through it. At the bottom of the phone is a button used to release the back casing in order to access the sim card and battery.

Inside the phone’s interior at the top of the device there is white printed text that reads “PCB- 16091-001_F / 2510 CK / 2710 / CK / PCB-17915-001_B / 2510 / CK / PCB-17916-001_B”. At the top of the phone there is a section of grey plastic in which “VC.1 / 9 / 123456789101112 / 1 [arrow] 0” has been embossed. In the cavity where the removable battery would be placed there is a white label with printed black text that reads “PRD-26137-065 Black Berry 9000 RBT71UW / IC: 2503A-RBT70UW / FCC ID: L6ARBT70UW / BT MAC: 40 5F BE A0 4C FE / Patents: www.rim.net/patents / I.T.E / US LISTED / 89NN / IMEI:9800 42004836939 / PIN: 23191672 N9A made in MEXICO 1”. A second white sticker is located below the sim card slot and has the “N270” printed in black text. There is an area of exposed circuitry for a SIM card to be added, the words "MSH / 100705” has been printed in this space.At the bottom of the phone, “PCB-16090-001_H” has been printed in white.

Part Two: The back of the phone’s casing is made of a synthetic black material with a metal fixture at the top to accommodate the phone’s camera, the BlackBerry logo is engraved on this. On the reverse of this backing text has been embossed and reads “0 01 02 03 04 05 / 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 / 9-2 / >PC/ABS< / HDW-17379-000 >PC< 40.GF<”.

Part Three: Removable black battery from the BlackBerry Bold 9000. In the top right corner of the front of the battery, “M-S1” is engraved. The BlackBerry logo and the word “BlackBerry” are engraved at the bottom left of the front of the battery. On the reverse of the battery text reading “I.T.E. / US / E236872 / Patent / Pending / Do not abuse battery. Dispose of battery properly. / Follow instructions in manual. [text repeated in several more languages] / BAT-14392-001 / Lot Code:/ [Chinese text] / N10261 / 36132G / LithiumPolymerRechargable Battery, 3.7V/ / [Chinese Text] / Made in China/[Chinese text] / Capacity:/ [Chinese text]:1450(min)1500mAh(typ)5.4Wh/ Research in Motion Limited” Is printed in grey.

Part Four: Clear plastic lid designed to fit on base. Shaped to secure shape of BlackBerry Bold 9000.

Part Five: Black plastic base container. Shaped to secure shape of BlackBerry Bold 9000. The number “1” has been engraved in the centre of the phone’s cradle.

Part Six: Black USB charging cable in plastic bag. On the front of the bag, “[symbol] / >HDPE<” is printed in black.

Part Seven: Black wall charger with two-pronged New Zealand fixtures for AC power supply. The front of the plug is engraved with the BlackBerry logo. On the underside is a USB port. On the back of the plug writing in silver has been printed to read “Research In Motion Limited / RIM PART NO: HDW-31284-001 / AC POWER SUPPLY / MODEL:RIM-C-0004ADUAU 0068 / INPUT: 100-240V ~ 200Ma 50-60Hz 11-17VA / OUTPUT: 5V ==750Ma / MADE IN CHINA M / 1 / 26111 / SAA110258EA / N136”.
Brief History
Canadian firm Research in Motion pioneered email capability in mobile phones and its BlackBerry devices were well known for their QWERTY keyboards. Blackberrys were especially popular with business customers, governments and celebrities in the 2000s.

The BlackBerry Bold 9000, with the iconic QWERTY keyboard, was launched in May 2008. It used the proprietary BlackBerry operating system. RIM lost market share to other smartphone manufacturers in the later years of the 2000s, for example Apple's touchscreen iPhone, launched in 2007, became a strong competitor, as were phones using the Android operating system, such as Samsung.
Marks
[logo] BlackBerry Printed
0 01 02 03 04 05 / 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 / 9-2 / >PC/ABS< / HDW-17379-000 >PC< 40.GF< Embossed
[logo] Engraved
PCB- 16091-001_F / 2510 CK / 2710 / CK / PCB-17915-001_B / 2510 / CK / PCB-17916-001_B Printed
VC.1 / 9 / 123456789101112 / 1 [arrow] 0 Embossed
PRD-26137-065 Black Berry 9000 RBT71UW / IC: 2503A-RBT70UW / FCC ID: L6ARBT70UW / BT MAC: 40 5F BE A0 4C FE / Patents: www.rim.net/patents / I.T.E / US LISTED / 89NN / IMEI:9800 42004836939 / PIN: 23191672 N9A made in MEXICO 1 Printed
N270 Printed
MSH / 100705 Printed
PCB-16090-001_H Printed
M-S1 Engraved
[logo] BlackBerry Engraved
I.T.E. / US / E236872 / Patent / Pending / Do not abuse battery. Dispose of battery properly. / Follow instructions in manual. [text repeated in several more languages] / BAT-14392-001 / Lot Code:/ [Chinese text] / N10261 / 36132G / LithiumPolymerRechargable Battery, 3.7V/ / [Chinese Text] / Made in China/[Chinese text] / Capacity:/ [Chinese text]:1450(min)1500mAh(typ)5.4Wh/ Research in Motion Limited Printed
1 Embossed
[symbol] / >HDPE< Printed
[logo] Engraved
Research In Motion Limited / RIM PART NO: HDW-31284-001 / AC POWER SUPPLY / MODEL:RIM-C-0004ADUAU 0068 / INPUT: 100-240V ~ 200Ma 50-60Hz 11-17VA / OUTPUT: 5V ==750Ma / MADE IN CHINA M / 1 / 26111 / SAA110258EA / N136 Printed
Other name
Cell Phone
Smartphone
Credit Line
BlackBerry. Circa 2008. Mobile Phone [Blackberry Bold 9000], 2022.27.1. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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