Television personality Kim Kardashian arrives at Verizon Wireless' exclusive launch party for the Blackberry 8330 Pink Curve in 2008
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October 28, 2014 10:37 AM EDT

Kim Kardashian has placed the BlackBerry on the endangered species list — right next to the black rhino. And thus, she is creating her own smartphone reserve.

While speaking at Re/code’s mobile conference on Monday, Kardashian (who also goes by Kardashian West) admitted to buying the somewhat dated phones on eBay and keeping them in her room.

“It’s my heart and soul, I love it and I’ll never get rid of it,” she said. “I do have an iPhone, and I use it for photos. But if you write an email and you need to type fast — I like having the [key]board. They don’t even have them in stores anymore. I buy them on eBay. It’s a BlackBerry Bold. And I like to have three in my room that I line up in case they break.”

In spite of BlackBerry’s recent business travails — it posted a $4.4 billion Q3 2013 loss, but has slowly but surely seen rising sales — Kim K. would rather be safe than sorry.

“I love BlackBerry,” she said. “Every time I say that, people are horrified that I have a BlackBerry, and I don’t understand that reaction.”


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