Blackberry Accessories

Written by Adam Blau
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Sometimes people puzzle whether or not to purchase their Blackberry-related accessories from third party vendors. These people might feel that they would be better off purchasing their accessories directly from the people from whom they got their Blackberry. The fact is, there are many places to purchase high-quality and unique accessories for the Blackberry.

Manufacturers of Blackberry Accessories

The way most of the wireless business is structured in the US, the company that manufactures the Blackberry (Research In Motion) does very little direct selling of its product to the general public. Most of the time, Blackberries are sold to the public through wireless service providers at the initiation of a service contract. The wireless service providers offer plans and content developed especially for the Blackberry.

As of this writing, for example, the companies that support the use of the Blackberry in the US include Verizon Wireless and Earthlink Wireless. These companies also offer a slew of accessories for the Blackberry. Some of these accessories are produced by Research In Motion, and some are produced by the wireless companies. Others still are produced by outside vendors, and have been purchased or licensed by the wireless company for distribution.

What this means is that even the actual providers and distributors of so-called "official" Blackberry accessories operate through third-party vendors. If you find a case, battery or clip available on a wireless service's website, for example, you may be able to find a very similar item available directly from the company that manufactured the accessory in the first place. The meaning for the public, then, is that there are plenty of high-quality, third-party accessories available on the market. Just because an item doesn't have the Blackberry name on it doesn't mean it won't work impeccably for the unit.

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