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* BlackBerry AppWorld: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/
 
* BlackBerry AppWorld: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/
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== Research In Motion ==
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'''R'''esearch '''I'''n '''M'''otion (''RIM''), is the former name of Blackberry, one of the world's leading manufacturers of [[Mobile Device]]s and handset related technologies (hardware, accessories and software).<ref>RIM website: http://rim.com/</ref>
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On January 30th, 2013<ref>RIM no more. Name change to BlackBerry a 'brilliant' move says expert: http://news.yahoo.com/rim-no-more-name-change-blackberry-brilliant-move-200734845.html</ref> set to coincide with the introduction of the BlackBerry 10, RIM officially changed their name to BlackBerry (which was previously just the brand name of their successful mobile phone line).
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=== About ===
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"Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, text messaging (SMS and MMS), Internet and intranet-based applications."
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<ref>RIM Company http://www.rim.com/company/index.shtml</ref>
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=== Mission ===
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From the corporate website:
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"'''What is the RIM vision/mission statement?'''
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RIM does not have a vision/mission statement that is publicly available."<ref>RIM Company - FAQ: http://www.rim.com/company/assistance/index.shtml </ref>
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== Handset Models ==
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Their signature line is the BlackBerry Pearl, while their latest model is the BlackBerry Bold.
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For a complete list, see section above: [[#Models | Blackberry Models]]
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* '''Signing your application: https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/java/documentation/ww_java_getting_started/Code_signing_1977871_11.html'''
 
* '''Signing your application: https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/java/documentation/ww_java_getting_started/Code_signing_1977871_11.html'''
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* What's really wrong with BlackBerry (and what to do about it): http://mobileopportunity.blogspot.ca/2010/10/whats-really-wrong-with-blackberry-and.html
 
* How To - Compile a MIDlet into a COD file: http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgecenterpublic/livelink.exe/fetch/2000/348583/800738/800901/How_To_-_Compile_a_MIDlet_into_a_COD_file.html?nodeid=800921&vernum=0
 
* How To - Compile a MIDlet into a COD file: http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgecenterpublic/livelink.exe/fetch/2000/348583/800738/800901/How_To_-_Compile_a_MIDlet_into_a_COD_file.html?nodeid=800921&vernum=0
 
* How to install ".JAD" file hacks: http://www.geekylocker.com/blackberry/how-to-install-jad-file-hacks/
 
* How to install ".JAD" file hacks: http://www.geekylocker.com/blackberry/how-to-install-jad-file-hacks/
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* [[wikipedia: Blackberry]]
 
* [[wikipedia: Blackberry]]
 
* [[wikipedia: List of BlackBerry products]]
 
* [[wikipedia: List of BlackBerry products]]
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* [[wikipedia: Research in Motion]]
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* Globe and Mail -- $150 Million Dollar contest - 3 winners out of 3000 submissions: http://web.archive.org/web/20081101053440/http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081028.wrblackberry29/BNStory/Technology/?
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* RIM, RBC and Thomson Reuters to Anchor a $150 Million BlackBerry Partners Fund Focused on Investing in Mobile Applications and Services: http://press.rim.com/release.jsp?id=1561
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* Is Lazaridis/Balsillie exit enough to save RIM?: http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/blogs/insight/lazaridis-balsillie-exit-enough-save-rim-053137086.html
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* RIM to Acquire Chalk Media Corp.: http://www.chalk.com/Company/News_and_Events/Press_Releases/08-12-11/RIM_to_Acquire_Chalk_Media_Corp.aspx
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* Why Apps, Not Apple, Are Killing BlackBerry: http://mashable.com/2011/06/07/rip-rim/
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* Research In Motion is dead: http://www.bgr.com/2012/03/30/research-in-motion-is-dead/
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* With BlackBerry 10, RIM Is Fighting the Wrong War: http://mashable.com/2012/05/01/rim-blackberry-10-strategy/
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* RIM’s Secret Weapon for Reviving BlackBerry - HTML5: http://mashable.com/2012/04/30/blackberry-html5/
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* RIM's impending collapse - By the numbers: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/rims-impending-collapse-by-the-numbers/78559
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* RIM’s Surging Inventory Raises Prospect of Writedown: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-29/rim-writedown-risked-with-1-billion-inventory-corporate-canada.html
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* RIM considers split, handset unit sell-off -- Palm 'Groundhog Day?': http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/rim-destined-for-massive-diet-as-cash-levels-revenue-poised-to-crash/80781?tag=nl.e539
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* When Innovation Dies, Companies Die. So Long RIM: http://www.miguelcarrasco.com/innovation-dies-companies-die-long-rim/
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* '''What should RIM do to turn their business around?: http://vot.rs/5c6471''' (powered by MentiMeter)
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* How RIM can turn its fortunes around fast: http://www.miguelcarrasco.com/rim-turn-around-windows-phone-blackberry/
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* Dell should buy RIM or die: http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/dell-buy-rim-die-103000685.html
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* Saving BlackBerry -- RIM CMO Frank Boulben talks BlackBerry 10 and company strategy: http://www.bgr.com/2012/08/23/rim-cmo-interview-frank-boulben/
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* Current BlackBerry Enterprise Servers incompatible with BlackBerry 10 devices; RIM to cease development: http://www.bgr.com/2012/08/21/blackberry-enterprise-server-blackberry-10/
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* RIM's Q2 sales surprise to upside - There's a pulse: http://www.zdnet.com/rims-q2-sales-surprise-to-upside-theres-a-pulse-7000004923/
 
* OS 8830 4.5.0.281/4.5.0.169 (Multilanguage)(ESN Devices): http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-legacy-device-discussion/203584-os-8830-4-5-0-281-4-5-0-169-multilanguage-esn-devices.html
 
* OS 8830 4.5.0.281/4.5.0.169 (Multilanguage)(ESN Devices): http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-legacy-device-discussion/203584-os-8830-4-5-0-281-4-5-0-169-multilanguage-esn-devices.html
 
* BlackBerry's big dilemma - How much to break from the past?: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/blackberrys-big-dilemma-how-much-to-break-from-the-past/37520?tag=nl.e539
 
* BlackBerry's big dilemma - How much to break from the past?: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/blackberrys-big-dilemma-how-much-to-break-from-the-past/37520?tag=nl.e539
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== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
  
[[RIM]]
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[[Mobile Device]] | [[Android]] | [[iPhone]] | [[Apple]] | [[Microsoft]]
  
 
[[Category:Hardware]]
 
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Revision as of 19:24, 31 January 2013

Blackberry is the flagship brand of RIM mobile devices. It is characterized as a business-focused mobile product line, with very strong Email and a one of the first phones to boast a full QWERTY keyboard. RIM also has a number of Blackberry SmartPhone offerings which are very popular world-wide.


Models

All BlackBerry devices have a signature style, look and feel. The keyboards are one of the defining factors, and a Blackberry was one of the first mobile devices to incorporate a full QWERTY keyboard. Even their first line that lacked a physical QWERTY, the touch-screen ( Storm) line, bears a striking resemblance to the original devices:

Blackberry.png


Some of the most popular lines include:

Pearl

BlackberryPearl.png

Bold

BlackberryBold.png

Curve

BlackberryCurve.png

WorldEdition

The first to support all major 3G standards (CDMA/UTMS/EVDO/GMS)

BB8830.jpg

Torch

The first sliding keyboard line:

BlackberryTorch.png

Storm

The first touch-screen line:

BlackberryStorm.png



App Store

The BlackBerry AppWorld offers a central portal where BlackBerry device owners can download Applications, Games, Themes and other additional content.


Research In Motion

Research In Motion (RIM), is the former name of Blackberry, one of the world's leading manufacturers of Mobile Devices and handset related technologies (hardware, accessories and software).[1]

On January 30th, 2013[2] set to coincide with the introduction of the BlackBerry 10, RIM officially changed their name to BlackBerry (which was previously just the brand name of their successful mobile phone line).


About

"Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, text messaging (SMS and MMS), Internet and intranet-based applications."

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Mission

From the corporate website: "What is the RIM vision/mission statement? RIM does not have a vision/mission statement that is publicly available."[4]

Handset Models

Their signature line is the BlackBerry Pearl, while their latest model is the BlackBerry Bold.

For a complete list, see section above: Blackberry Models








Resources


Tutorials


External Links


References

  1. RIM website: http://rim.com/
  2. RIM no more. Name change to BlackBerry a 'brilliant' move says expert: http://news.yahoo.com/rim-no-more-name-change-blackberry-brilliant-move-200734845.html
  3. RIM Company http://www.rim.com/company/index.shtml
  4. RIM Company - FAQ: http://www.rim.com/company/assistance/index.shtml
  5. BlackBerry 8830 - Handbook: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/139/Tips_8830_BlackBerry_Zen.pdf
  6. Bell's Blackberry 8830 handbook (BACKUP LINK): http://support.bell.ca/_web/guides/User-Guides/Mobile/Blackberry/Blacberry-EN/BlackBerry_8830_user_guide.pdf
  7. How to program the BB 8830: http://support.bell.ca/Mobility/Smartphones_and_mobile_internet/How_to_program_my_rim_blackberry8830#
  8. 8830 specs: http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_8830_world_edition-1968.php

See Also

Mobile Device | Android | iPhone | Apple | Microsoft