BlackBerry: Complete Guide — History, Products, Founding, and More

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BlackBerry, originally named Research In Motion, began as a wireless data systems brand in 1984. It began making wireless communications devices in 1996, becoming one of the world’s top smartphone brands between 1999 and 2011.

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The original founders of BlackBerry were Greek-Canadian entrepreneur Mike Lazaridis and his friend, Canadian businessman Douglas Fregin.

Who founded BlackBerry?

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• Mobile instant messaging • Mobile copy and paste • Mobile push notifications • LED light for push notifications • Frictionless scrolling

What is BlackBerry known for?

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As of 2022, BlackBerry is back in the black, having successfully pivoted from its failing lines of smartphones and tablets to cybersecurity software focusing on the internet of things.

Is BlackBerry still in business?

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