The device became a status symbol and fixture for people on Wall Street, celebrities like Kim Kardashian, and even former President Barack Obama thanks to its great reputation for security. At its peak in 2012, BlackBerry had over 80 million active users.
The company started in 1996 as Research in Motion, called Two-Way Pagers. Its first gadget, the “[email protected] Pager”, allowed customers to reply to pages with a physical keyboard, a type of text messaging/email hybrid. Three years later, RIM introduced the BlackBerry name with the BlackBerry 850.
Eventually, BlackBerry phones gained support for email, apps, web browsing, and BBM, an encrypted text messaging platform that preceded WhatsApp and survived long after BlackBerry was overtaken by its rivals.
But Apple’s touchscreen revolution with the iPhone in 2007 showed a lull in BlackBerry’s offerings. It has tried touch screen and slide-out keyboard models, but with no success. It developed some phones without a physical keyboard, but they didn’t have the BlackBerry’s main difference: its tactile keyboard.
Blackberry eventually abandoned its own software, adopting Android and putting its security software on top. It has had some success in enterprise security software and automotive software.
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