Originally Posted by GamerX
I know that you're more experienced than me that's for sure jscovyers, but I remember some water went in my bold 9k while I was showering, most of my commands didn't work so I left the batter out and left it like that for ~8 hours, woke up, and the phone was doing good. So I hardly believe that water could damage it. :o Most of my old phones (samsung, nokia) worked fine after a few hours since water went into them. So that's the same thing for Blackberry I believe.
As dc/dc stated, a little water can do a lot of damage to a device, as you are experiencing. Now, if you remove the battery from the device immediately, put the device in some uncooked rice for about 48 hours to extract all of the moisture from the phone, you may find success.
The fact that it worked afterwards is common. It may take a while before some of the components become corroded. If you don't believe this to be the case, just do a search around these forums or anywhere on the internet to see how a little moisture in a device can reek all sorts of havoc.