On this day Dec. 3rd back in 2002, the first "walkie-talkie" BlackBerry 6510 for Nextel was released. This new java based model carried a digital cellular phone, email, organizer, walkie-talkie and web applications in the palm of your hand.
"With integrated support for Nextel's popular 'walkie-talkie' feature as well as email, phone, web and organizer features, the BlackBerry 6510 is a new and exciting 2.5G wireless handheld that we expect to be very popular." claimed RIM's President and Co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis.
Some of the 6510's sleek 2002 specs are listed below:
Size: 4.4 x 2.9 x 0.94 inches (LxWxD)
Weight: 5.8 oz
Memory: 8 MB flash memory
Battery Life: Talk/ 2.8 Hrs max - Standby/75 Hrs
Display: High contrast monochrome
Resolution: 160 x 100
Microprocessor: 32-bit processor
Includes BlackBerry Desktop Software Supported by version 1.6 or higher
Modem: Embedded RIM® wireless modem
You just don't realize how good you have it nowadays with cellphone technology. I used to talk on my BlackBerry walking uphill both ways to and from school everyday!