Tag: blackberry history

This Day in BlackBerry: What Was Hot Today for the Past 5 Years Pt. 2


The BlackBerry 7270 launched in April of 2005

We are going on 5 web years here at BlackBerryCool which, in human years, is about 160. It’s interesting how history repeats itself and this is nowhere more apparent than on BBCool. Some articles that were written years ago, such as “BlackBerry Devices Finally Launch in China”, are still relevant in 2010. Other articles, such as “Blackberry Reaches 5 Million Subscriber Mark”, make you realize just how far we’ve come.

Check out below for articles from the past. Granted, they all don’t fall on exactly April 7th, as previous writers sometimes took a day off, but they’re all within a day or two. It’s incredible to see how far we’ve come (and haven’t).
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Engadget Celebrates 10 Years of BlackBerry



Engadget’s Chris Ziegler has a great article recounting the past 10 years of BlackBerry. The article is sort of a history of RIM, but also gives you a good idea of the environment that RIM was working in and the climate of competition. The article takes you through RIM’s history almost like reading a biography, with the formative years being the pager series, right up to adult-hood, which is our modern day BlackBerry. This is definitely a worthwhile read for any BlackBerry enthusiast.

Read: Ten Years of BlackBerry by Chris Ziegler.

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