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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.


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:


Some of the most popular lines include:








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



The first sliding keyboard line:



The first touch-screen line:


The major OS and App functionality upgrade, BlackBerry 10:


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).


"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."



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



External Links


  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