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BlackBerry

Line of wireless handheld devices and services designed and marketed by Research In Motion Limited operating as BlackBerry add

Category: Business (703)

Launched in 1999.

Countries: (48%), United States (23%), Canada (8%)

Main connections: BlackBerry Ltd, BlackBerry (company), iPhone

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1999

The first $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) device, an email pager, was released in 1999; the most recent BlackBerry devices, the Z10 and Q10, were announced on January 30, 2013 add something

 

The first BlackBerry device, the 850, was introduced in 1999 as a two-way pager in Munich, Germany add something


2000

In 2000 NTP sent notice of its wireless email patents to a number of companies and offered to license the patents to them add something

 

BlackBerry Ltd - The introduction of the $ BlackBerry set the stage for future enterprise-oriented products from the company, such as the BlackBerry 957 in April 2000, the first BlackBerry smartphone


2003

In 2003, the more commonly known smartphone $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) was released, which supports push email, mobile telephone, text messaging, Internet faxing, Web browsing and other wireless information services add something

 

StarHub - On 27 May 2003, it became the first mobile operator in Singapore to commercially launch BlackBerry, a hand-held wireless device providing e-mail, telephone, text messaging, web browsing and other wireless data access


2005

American University - Then again in 2005, when the Kogod School of Business became the first business school to integrate RSS data services with BlackBerry devices distributed to all graduate business students

 

On June 10, 2005, the matter returned to the courts add something

 

In early November 2005 the US Department of Justice filed a brief requesting that RIM's service be allowed to continue because of the large number of $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) users in the US Federal Government add something

 

NTP, Inc. - In early November 2005 the US Department of Justice filed a brief requesting that RIM's service be allowed to continue because of the large number of BlackBerry users in the US Federal Government


2006

Globacom - In 2006, Glo Mobile introduced BlackBerry

 

Cbeyond - In the following year, 2006, Cbeyond launched its Mobile Services division, integrating $ BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Server service to its small and medium-size business-oriented offerings, and opened its Los Angeles, California service branch

 

Smartphone - Outside of Japan, the next smartphone to achieve mass adoption was the BlackBerry, which in 2006 popularized the term CrackBerry due to its addictive nature

 

In January 2006 the US Supreme Court refused to hear RIM's appeal of the holding of liability for patent infringement, and the matter was returned to a lower court add something

 

On February 9, 2006, RIM announced that it had developed software workarounds that would not infringe the NTP patents, and would implement those if the injunction was enforced add something

 

On February 9, 2006, the US Department of Defense filed a brief stating that an injunction shutting down the $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) service while excluding government users was unworkable add something

 

NTP, Inc. - On February 9, 2006, the US Department of Defense filed a brief stating that an injunction shutting down the BlackBerry service while excluding government users was unworkable

 

On March 3, 2006, after a stern warning from Judge Spencer, RIM and NTP announced that they had settled their dispute add something

 

Use of the term CrackBerry became so widespread that in November 2006 Webster's New World College Dictionary named "crackberry" the "New Word of the Year add something


2007

BlackBerry Ltd - The arrival of the first Apple iPhone in 2007 caused much fanfare and speculation that the BlackBerry might have its first serious competition

 

BlackBerry Ltd - The introduction of Apple's iPhone on the AT&T network in the fall of 2007 in the United States prompted RIM to produce its first touchscreen smartphone for the competing Verizon network in 2008 the BlackBerry Storm

 

In December 2007 a $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) Store opened in Farmington Hills, Michigan add something


2008

At the end of 2008, when Google Android first hit the market, RIM reported that the number of BlackBerry subscribers had increased to 21 million add something

 

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, became known for his dependence on a $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) device for communication during his 2008 presidential campaign add something

 

Mobile application software - Apps are usually available through application distribution platforms, which began appearing in 2008 and are typically operated by the owner of the mobile operating system, such as the Apple App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone Store, and BlackBerry App World

 

BlackBerry Ltd - At the end of 2008, when Google Android first hit the market, RIM reported that the number of BlackBerry subscribers had increased to 21 million

 

Telus Mobility - From 2008 to 2011 inclusively, Telus Mobility sold pink BlackBerry phones

 

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation - As of October 2008, Etisalat has 510 roaming agreements covering 186 countries and enabling BlackBerry, 3G, GPRS and voice roaming

 

HTC Dream - First released in October 2008, the Dream was the first commercially released device to use the Linux-based Android operating system, which was purchased and further developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance to create an open competitor to other major smartphone platforms of the time, such as Symbian operating system, BlackBerry OS, and the iOS

 

Smartphone - Following the success of the App Store, other smartphone manufacturers launched application stores, such as Google's Android Market in October 2008 and RIM's BlackBerry App World in April 2009


2009

The Italian criminal group known as the 'Ndrangheta was reported on February 2009 to have communicated overseas with the Gulf Cartel, a Mexican drug cartel, through the use of the $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)), since the texts are "normally difficult to intercept" add something

 

Sybase - In March 2009, Sybase and SAP partnered to deliver the new SAP Business Suite software to iPhone, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and other devices

 

Bharat Sanchar Nigam - On 20 March 2009 BSNL advertised the launch of BlackBerry services across its Telecom circles in India

 

PayPal - RIM announced that PayPal will be the only payment mechanism for its BlackBerry App World , which launched on April 1, 2009

 

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation - In July 2009, Etisalat pushed an update to BlackBerry devices operating on the telecom's national network, citing performance improvements

 

BlackBerry Tour - The BlackBerry Tour was released on July 12, 2009

 

BlackBerry Ltd - In August 2009, RIM acquired Torch Mobile, enabling the inclusion of a Webkit-based browser on their BlackBerry devices, which became the web browser in subsequent Java based operating systems and operating systems

 

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation - On 27 December 2009, both Etisalat and Du have been mandated by the UAE telecom regulator to start filtering BlackBerry users' web access and block illegal content


2010

The 100 millionth $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) smartphone was shipped in June quarter of 2010 and the 200 millionth smartphone was shipped in September quarter of 2012 add something

 

Trillian (software) - As of 2010, final builds for Android, BlackBerry, and Apple $iOS (iOS_(Apple)) were available for their markets

 

Trillian (software) - As of 2010, the Android and BlackBerry OS final builds were available on their respective markets for free

 

BlackBerry Torch - Images of a BlackBerry device prototype with a touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard started emerging in late spring and early summer of 2010

 

BlackBerry Torch 9800 - Images of a BlackBerry device prototype with a touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard started emerging in late spring and early summer of 2010

 

XE.com - In 2010, the company introduced a free mobile app which is available on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, $Windows_Phone, and Windows 8 devices

 

BlackBerry Ltd - In the United States, the BlackBerry user base peaked at approximately 21 million users in the fall of 2010

 

Dominique Strauss-Kahn - Referring to his diplomatic efforts to secure IMF aid for Europe following the 2010 sovereign debt crisis, economist Simon Johnson described Strauss-Kahn as "Metternich with a BlackBerry"

 

BlackBerry Torch 9800 - The BlackBerry Torch placed 6th place on Wirefly's annual top ten selling smart phones list for 2010, selling more than Motorola's Droid 2 and Samsung's Galaxy S Fascinate, but behind devices like the Evo 4G and Droid Incredible

 

BlackBerry Torch - The BlackBerry Torch placed 6th place on Wirefly's annual top ten selling smart phones list for 2010, selling more than Motorola's Droid 2 and Samsung's Galaxy S Fascinate, but behind devices like the Evo 4G and Droid Incredible

 

Truphone - This was followed by applications for Apple iPhone, BlackBerry smartphones, Apple iPod Touch, and Android devices and a softphone application for desktop was launched in late 2010

 

BlackBerry Ltd - Though Apple's $ iPhone sales declined to 4,3 million in the subsequent quarter Apple's iPhone began to sell more phones quarterly than the BlackBerry in 2010, brought on by the release of the iPhone 4

 

BlackBerry Ltd - On January 22, 2010, & Motorola requested that all BlackBerry smartphones be banned from being imported into the United States for infringing upon five of Motorola's patents

 

Xobni - It announced its first for BlackBerry users in March 2010

 

BlackBerry Ltd - On March 26, 2010, the company announced its acquisition of Viigo, a Toronto-based company that developed the popular Viigo for BlackBerry applications, which aggregated news content from around the web

 

BlackBerry Tour - Research In Motion released BlackBerry OS 5,0 for the Tour in North America in April 2010

 

BlackBerry Torch - Speculation of the Torch began in April 2010 when RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis introduced the BlackBerry 6 operating system during his keynote address at WES 2010

 

Koodo Mobile - On May 25, 2010, Koodo launched their first smartphone, the BlackBerry Curve 8530

 

Koodo Mobile - On May 25, 2010, the BlackBerry Curve smartphone was added as Koodo's first smartphone

 

Borders Group - On July 7, 2010, Borders opened an eBook store to allow books to be directly downloaded to an e-reader device or a Borders eReader app for the desktop, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, or Android

 

BlackBerry OS - On September 27, 2010, BlackBerry Ltd. announced a new unrelated QNX-based platform, BlackBerry Tablet OS, to run on its recently released BlackBerry_PlayBook tablet computer

 

BlackBerry Ltd - On September 27, 2010, RIM announced the long-rumoured BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the first product running on the new QNX platform known as BlackBerry Tablet OS


2011

BlackBerry has struggled to compete against both and its market share has plunged since 2011, leading to speculation that it will be unable to survive as an independent going concern add something

 

In 2011 the Caribbean and Latin America had the highest penetrations of $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) smartphones worldwide, with up to about 45 per cent in the region having a RIM device add something

 

Zomato - Also in 2011, Zomato launched applications for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices

 

HTC - Based on researcher Canalys, in Q3 2011 HTC Corporation became the largest smartphone vendor in the U.S. by 24 percent, ahead of Samsung's 21 percent, Apple Inc.'s 20 percent and BlackBerry's 9 percent

 

BlackBerry Ltd - In 2011 Scoreloop was acquired by BlackBerry

 

Common (rapper) - His song "Be " is featured in a commercial for BlackBerry as of January 2011

 

Common (entertainer) - His song "Be " is featured in a commercial for BlackBerry as of January 2011

 

BlackBerry Ltd - Gist was acquired in February 2011 by BlackBerry

 

In March 2011, RIM announced an optional Android player that could play applications developed for the android system would be available for the $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) PlayBook, RIM's first entry in the tablet market add something

 

BlackBerry Ltd - $ BlackBerry began to decline in use in the United States, with Apple's installed base in the United States finally passing BlackBerry in April 2011

 

BlackBerry Ltd - The BlackBerry PlayBook was the first RIM product whose BlackBerry Tablet OS was built on QNX, launched in April 2011 as an alternative to the Apple iPad

 

Tagged - In June 2011 Tagged launched its first BlackBerry application

 

On August 24, 2011 "Bloomberg News" reported unofficial rumors that $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) devices would be able to run Android applications when RIM brings QNX and the Android App Player to BlackBerry add something

 

BlackBerry Ltd - In September 2011, the company's BlackBerry Internet Service suffered a massive outage, impacting millions of customers for several days

 

BlackBerry Ltd - Shortly afterwards, in October 2011, RIM unveiled BBX, a new platform for future BlackBerry smartphones that would be based on the same QNX-based platform as the PlayBook

 

By October 12, 2011, the Blackberry Internet Service went down in North America add something

 

On October 20, 2011 RIM officially announced that Android applications could run, unmodified, on the $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) tablet and the newest BlackBerry phones, using the newest version of its operating system add something


2012

At $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) World 2012, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins demonstrated some of the new features of the OS, including a camera which is able to rewind frame-by-frame to allow selection of the best shot, an intelligent, predictive, and adapting keyboard, and a user interface designed around the idea of "flow" add something

 

BlackBerry Ltd - $ BlackBerry 10, a substantially updated version of BlackBerry Tablet OS intended for the next generation BlackBerry smartphones, was originally planned for release in early 2012

 

Huddle (software) - July 19, 2012 Huddle can be accessed online and through its native mobile applications for iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry

 

BlackBerry Ltd - The BlackBerry Tablet OS received a major update in February 2012, as well as numerous minor updates

 

BlackBerry Ltd - In the fourth quarter of fiscal year ended March 3, 2012, RIM shipped 11,1 million BlackBerry smartphones, down 21 percent from the previous quarter and it was the first decline in the quarter covering Christmas since 2006

 

Finally, in the quarter ended June 28, 2012, RIM announced that the number of $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) subscribers had reached 78 million globally add something

 

BlackBerry Ltd - In the quarter ended June 28, 2012, RIM announced that the number of BlackBerry subscribers had reached 78 million globally

 

As of September 2012, there were eighty million subscribers worldwide to $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) add something

 

In September 2012 RIM announced that the $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) PIN would be replaced by users' BlackBerry ID starting in 2013 with the launch of the BlackBerry 10 platform add something

 

Smartphone - There are 80 million active $ BlackBerry service subscribers and the 200 millionth BlackBerry smartphone was shipped in September 2012

 

Angry Birds Star Wars - "'Angry Birds Star Wars"' is a puzzle video game, a crossover between the "Star Wars" franchise and the "Angry Birds" series of video games, launched on November 8, 2012, first for Windows, iOS and Android devices, later to Mac and BlackBerry

 

BlackBerry Ltd - As of December 1, 2012, the company had 79 million BlackBerry users globally with only 9 million remaining in the United States


2013

Although smartphones running Google's Android mobile operating system compete with BlackBerry, Schmidt said in a 2013 interview that he uses a BlackBerry because he prefers its keyboard add something

 

Toyota Venza - The 2013 Venza adds Toyota's new Entune System, which allows owners to connect their Apple iPod, Apple iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, or other similar USB devices to their car via a mobile application on their device

 

BlackBerry Ltd - As of January 2013, there are 67,68 million Smartphones in the United States running Android compared to 7,63 million running BlackBerry

 

Cut the Rope - In January 2013, the $ BlackBerry version of "Cut the Rope" was released to BlackBerry World following the announcement of BlackBerry_10

 

SoundHound - On January 2013, the $ BlackBerry version of the SoundHound was now available in BlackBerry World following the announcement and launch of BlackBerry_10

 

BlackBerry Ltd - The $ BlackBerry Z10, the first BlackBerry smartphone running BlackBerry_10, debuted worldwide in January 2013, going on sale immediately in the UK with other countries following

 

A new operating system, $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) 10, was released for two new BlackBerry models on January 30, 2013 add something

 

BlackBerry Ltd - After much criticism and numerous delays, RIM officially launched BlackBerry 10 and two new smartphones based off the platform, the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10, on January 30, 2013

 

Afrinolly - In March 2013, Afrinolly announced the first African Entertainment App for $ BlackBerry 10 with the release of its app for $ Blackberry Z10 and Q10 at the Blackberry 10 official launch in Lagos, Nigeria

 

Mobile application software - In May 2013, BlackBerry World reached over 120,000 apps

 

BlackBerry Messenger Music will stop working from 2 June 2013 add something

 

SoundHound - SoundHound is a music search engine available on the Apple App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone Store, and on June 5, 2013, was available on the BlackBerry 10 platform

 

Skype - On June 17, 2013 Skype released a free video messaging service which can be operated on Windows and Mac OS, iOS, Android and BlackBerry

 

BlackBerry (company) - BlackBerry - On July 25, 2013, 250 employees from Blackberry's research and development department and new product testing were laid off

 

On August 12, 2013, $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) announced the intention to sell the company due to their increasingly unfavourable financial position and competition in the mobile industry add something

 

BlackBerry (company) - Also on August 12, 2013, foremost shareholder Prem Watsa resigned from BlackBerry's board

 

BlackBerry Ltd - Also on August 12, 2013, foremost shareholder Prem Watsa resigned from BlackBerry's board

 

BlackBerry (company) - On October 15, 2013, the company published an open letter in 30 publications in nine countries to reassure customers that BlackBerry continues as a reputable and reliable brand

 

BlackBerry Ltd - On October 15, 2013, the company published an open letter in 30 publications in nine countries to reassure customers that BlackBerry continues as a reputable and reliable brand

 

Following the announcement, $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) announced an acceptance of the offer provisionally but it will continue to seek other offers until November 4, 2013 add something

 

On November 13, 2013, Chen released an open message: "We are committed to reclaiming our success add something


2014

BlackBerry (company) - In May 2014, the low-cost Z3 BlackBerry was introduced onto the Indonesian market, where the brand had been particularly popular

 

BlackBerry Ltd - In May 2014, the low-cost Z3 BlackBerry was introduced onto the Indonesian market, where the brand had been particularly popular

 

BlackBerry (company) - Goldman Sachs estimated that, in June 2014, BlackBerry accounted for 1 percent share of smartphone sales, compared to a peak of around 20 percent in 2009

 

BlackBerry Ltd - Goldman Sachs estimated that, in June 2014, BlackBerry accounted for 1 percent share of smartphone sales, compared to a peak of around 20 percent in 2009

 

BlackBerry (company) - In June 2014, CNN released an article citing BlackBerry as one of six endangered US brands

 

BlackBerry Ltd - In June 2014, CNN released an article citing BlackBerry as one of six endangered US brands

 

BlackBerry 10 - On June 18, 2014, BlackBerry announced an official relationship with Amazon.com, which will see the upcoming 10,3 update offer official access to Amazon Appstore

 

In July 2014, Blackberry revealed Blackberry Assistant, a new feature for $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) OS 10,3, and BlackBerry Passport hardware add something

 

Scoreloop - BlackBerry - On July 8, 2014, BlackBerry announced that the Scoreloop service is to be discontinued starting December 1, 2014 and encouraged all developers to remove all Scoreloop features and integrations from their developed games

 

In December 2014, $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) and NantHealth, a healthcare-focused data provider, launched a secure cancer genome browser, giving doctors the ability to access patients' genetic data on the BlackBerry Passport smartphone add something

 

On December 17, 2014, the $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) Classic was introduced, with a keyboard which many consumers preferred over the touch screen add something


2015

BlackBerry (company) - And on July 21, 2015, BlackBerry announced another layoff, but not mentioned how many employees

 

BlackBerry Ltd - And on July 21, 2015, BlackBerry announced another layoff, but not mentioned how many employees

 

BlackBerry (company) - In September 2015, BlackBerry announced the Priv, a handset running Android 5,1

 

BlackBerry Ltd - In September 2015, BlackBerry announced the Priv, a handset running Android 5,1

 

$BlackBerry - On 23 September 2015, Blackberry is set to open its first pop-up store in Frankfurt, Germany add something

 

Smartphone - Most recently, RIM has undergone a platform transition, changing its name to & BlackBerry and making new devices on a new platform named "BlackBerry 10" and in November 2015 released an Android smartphone, the BlackBerry Priv

 

During the report of its third quarter 2015 results on December 18, 2015, the company said that approximately 700,000 handsets had been sold, down from 1,9 million in the same quarter in 2014, and down from 800,000 in Q2 of 2015 add something


2016

Due to continous reducing of $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) users, so in February 2016 the Blackberry Headquarter in Waterloo, Canada slashed 35 percent of its workforce add something

 

WhatsApp - On February 26, 2016, WhatsApp announced they would cease support for BlackBerry by the end of 2016

 

Initially available in four countries this smartphone was expected be selling in 31 countries by February 28, 2016 add something

 

However that number dropped steadily, down to 23 million in March 2016 add something

 

BlackBerry (company) - On April 1, 2016 BlackBerry reported that it sold 600,000 phones in its fiscal fourth quarter, amid expectations of 750-800,000 handset sales for the first full quarter of reporting since the Priv's release

 

BlackBerry Ltd - On April 1, 2016 BlackBerry reported that it sold 600,000 phones in its fiscal fourth quarter, amid expectations of 750-800,000 handset sales for the first full quarter of reporting since the Priv's release

 

The Classic was discontinued on July 5, 2016 but on 26 July 2016 the company hinted that another model with a physical keyboard was "coming shortly" add something

 

BlackBerry Ltd - As expected, the BlackBerry DTEK50 announced on July 26, 2016, uses the Android operating system

 

BlackBerry Ltd - On July 26, 2016 a new, mid-range model with only an on-screen keyboard was introduced, the unusually slim BlackBerry DTEK50, powered by the latest version of Android and featuring a 5,2-inch full high-definition display

 

$BlackBerry - On September 28, 2016, Blackberry announced it will stop designing its own phones add something

 

BlackBerry (company) - On September 28, 2016, BlackBerry announced that it would cease in-house hardware development, and delegate these roles to third-party partners in order to focus more on its software development

 

BlackBerry Ltd - On September 28, 2016, BlackBerry announced that it would cease in-house hardware development, and delegate these roles to third-party partners in order to focus more on its software development

 

On October 25, 2016, $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) released the BlackBerry DTEK60, the second device in the DTEK series add something

 

BlackBerry (company) - On December 15, 2016, BlackBerry announced that it had reached a long-term deal with TCL to continue producing BlackBerry-branded smartphones for sale outside of Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

 

BlackBerry Ltd - On December 15, 2016, BlackBerry announced that it had reached a long-term deal with TCL to continue producing BlackBerry-branded smartphones for sale outside of Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka


2017

In March 2017, BB Merah Putih announced the $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) Aurora, an Indonesian-made and sold device, running an operating system based on Android 7,0 out of the box add something

 

On May 26, 2017, $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) announced that it had reached an agreement with Qualcomm Incorporated resolving all amounts payable in connection with the interim arbitration decision announced on April 12, 2017 add something


2018

In 2018 it was reported that BlackBerry would be filing legal action against Facebook over perceived intellectual property infringements within both Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp as well as with Instagram add something

 

In March 2018, it was announced that $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) will be working with Jaguar Land Rover to develop software for the car manufacturer's vehicles add something

 

In June 2018, $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) in partnership with TCL Mobile and Optiemus Infracom launched the KEY2 at a global launch in New York add something

 

The $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) Key2 was officially announced on June 7, 2018 add something

 

In August 2018, After the launch of $BlackBerry (BlackBerry_(company)) KEY2, Optiemus Infracom has announced the launch of Evolve and Evolve X smartphones for the Indian market sold exclusively on Amazon India add something

 

The Evolve Series was officially announced on August 2, 2018 add something