In Pictures: The interesting rise and quick fall of Blackberry

From industry darling to potential footnote, what happened to Blackberry?

It’s hard to say what will ultimately become of Blackberry now that it likely will be bought by Canadian consortium Fairfax Financial Holdings for $4.7 billion. Without a doubt BlackBerry transformed business with smartphones that melded email with a keyboard. Then the iPhone happened and the company never really evolved much further. IDC says BlackBerry has fallen behind Microsoft's Windows Phone to into fourth place and the company’s savior device, the Z10 remains largely unsold -- $1 billion worth sitting in warehouses. Here we take a quick look at the long, strange trip from the top to the bottom of the smartphone heap.

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