Retro Life & You | I miss 2000s Electronics...
I managed to salvage and partially restore an old Blackberry 8520 to at least functioning order and, MAN, do the memories flood in!
I was one of those kids that got their parents hand-me-down phones as their main devices, and my Blackberry served me well from Middle School all the way to just before I ended High School. Plenty of stuff was done and enjoyed with it, like watching 240p Minecraft videos, listening to the hottest Dubstep and Techno tracks of the day, even managed to install a few games on it via the old J2ME it had.
It's such a shame BlackBerry basically left their old phones to die back in January. Nowadays there's hardly even a way to use their newer BlackBerry 10 devices unless you use old Android 4.3 apps (which has been practically abandoned since 2019).