Origin of the BlackBerry

Origin of the BlackBerry

If you need to keep in touch with family, friends, coworkers, or employees on a regular basis, you may want to consider investing in a BlackBerry. A BlackBerry is a handheld wireless device that not only acts as a telephone but as a device to help keep you organized, check and send emails, surf the World Wide Web, send and receive instant messages, and also to send and receive text messages, among many other capabilities. The BlackBerry was developed by Research In Motion (RIM) to meet the needs of any business person or consumer in the world that finds it essential to stay connected no matter where his or her travels may take them.

Research In Motion was founded in 1984 in Waterloo, Ontario and has since expanded to have offices in the United States, Asia Pacific, and Europe. Since the company?s inception, it has been a leading designer, marketer, and producer of wireless solutions and mobile communications. Research In Motion integrates hardware, software, and services to produce all of its technologically advanced communications products. The products manufactured by RIM, including the BlackBerry series, are designed to support and meet multiple wireless network standards. Furthermore, RIM knows the importance of real time communication, so all time-critical information such as email, phone calls, text messaging (both MMS and SMS), instant messaging, intranet-based and Internet applications are all top-notch.

In 1999, RIM introduced the very first BlackBerry. Originally, the first BlackBerry ran on the Mobitex network and was manufactured using the same hardware that was used to produce the Inter@ctive Pager 950. The BlackBerry was especially innovative at the time, which is the basis for its immediate success, since it resolved the common ?two mailbox? issue and allowed users to have a single mailbox. Previously, users were required to have a wireless mailbox as well as a corporate mailbox. The way in which RIM was able to alleviate the ?two mailbox? problem was by using devices such as the BlackBerry Enterprise Software in combination with a network operations center (NOC) in Canada. The combination of these two factors allowed for email to be retrieved using triple DES encryption and pushed to the BlackBerry device.

With its continued success with the original BlackBerry, RIM continued to push the technological envelope. In 2001, the first BlackBerry that integrated a cell phone and its capabilities was introduced. This same year, the very first BlackBerry using the European GSM/GPRS standard was released and sold outside of North America. Since then, RIM continues to introduce advanced and improved BlackBerry wireless handheld devices that are enabled to work on a variety of networks.

RIM now offers a long line of BlackBerry devices and accessories including the BlackBerry Pearl, the BlackBerry Curve, the BlackBerry 8800 series, the BlackBerry 7100 series, and the BlackBerry 8700 series to name a few. All BlackBerry devices come equipped with the necessary features to keep consumers connected and in touch regardless of where they may be.


  1. Ben Baitse Gareegope says:

    Hi, I am a student in China and would love to buy 1 Black Berry phone. My discomfort are that, there is a high likelihood of being sold a fake phone. I do I ascertain that the Black Berry phone which I buy is genuine?

  2. kazeem ibrahim says:

    i want to be a agent for black berry in ghana,hope to hear from you soon.

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