So you’ve heard about the hype surrounding the Blackberry Curve, and want to know more about the company behind it. Here’s a quick guide.
BlackBerry have been around since the beginning of the smartphone revolution and despite starting out a battery powered two-way pager they are now a major player in the mobile phone market, especially in the business sector.
BlackBerry was developed by Research in Motion (RIM) a Canadian software company that specialised in two-way pager technology and the first BlackBerry device was a two-way pager that was released back in 1999 and was also the first ever model to feature wireless email capabilities.
In 2002 BlackBerry pushed into the mobile phone market and the BlackBerry 5810 was released with mobile, SMS, push email and a QWERTY keypad which revolutionalised the way people used their mobiles for business.
BlackBerrys are generally used by businessmen and women who want a straightforward, business orientated system that allows continuous access and document viewing capabilities and the first Wi-Fi compatible model was introduced way back in 2004.
BlackBerry phones have now evolved and rival their smartphone counterparts with sleek and elegant styling, with great quality cameras, MP3 capabilities as well as loads of memory for storage. The BlackBerry 8700 was the first handset that was aimed at both private and business users and packed a punch with all the usability of the business functions as well as extra bonuses like a camera to bring competition to other smartphones.
The BlackBerry Pearl was also aimed at appealing to a wider audience with a slimmed down QWERTY keyboard and the BlackBerry Bold went one step further packing in even more features including 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS.
The BlackBerry Storm was the first touchscreen phone and was a serious rival to the iPhone 3G with the new Storm 2 also offering mass storage with backup facilities for PC files. The BlackBerry Curve is one of the most popular handsets released by RIM and is packed with features including full web browsing, GPS, camera, media player and instant messaging capabilities.
The BlackBerry handsets have come a long way from battery operated pagers and now appeal to both business and personal users who want a user friendly operating system that is packed with top of the range features and as the smartphone market continues to expand, no doubt BlackBerry will never be far behind.
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