10 Blackberry Secrets

Monday, March 8th, 2010 § Leave a comment


Many of us hold it more often than our lover’s hand.

But what do we really know of the mysterious background of this communications paramour we call BlackBerry?

QMI Agency asked Rod McQueen — Canadian author of BlackBerry (www.rodmcqueen.com), a book that digs deep into the making of the now iconic device — to tell us 10 things you likely didn’t know about your little BB and the two men behind our favourite addiction.

1. The first product from Research In Motion, founded in 1984 by university dropouts Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin, was called Budgie. It consisted of a TV screen linked to a keyboard that allowed entry of point-of-sale information by retailers. Of the 100 units produced, only one-third sold.

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