BlackBerry 950 teardown


BlackBerry 950

As I was moving the stuff in my desk from the old campus to the new campus yesterday, I found an old BlackBerry 950…… I took it apart and found an Intel FW88386VXSD CPU, which is an embedded version of the famous Intel 80386 CPU (big black chip on the right side of the picture above).

I remember having an 80386 PC that weighed a ton back in 1990, so this is like carrying that PC around in your pocket. I wonder if it could run Windows 3.1 or Linux (remember that Linus Torvalds first developed Linux on an 80386).