A family of business-oriented smartphones manufactured by a Canadian company R.I.M. (Research In Motion). Since 2010 blackberry are among the "big five" of the most popular mobile devices, yielding to such eminent manufacturers as Samsung, LG и Nokia.
Smartphones blackberry historically developed specifically for businessmen, which left an imprint on their appearance and functionality. Due to the fact that the company uses special BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) servers, all messages are encrypted and cannot be intercepted. However, it is precisely because of this that smartphones blackberry repeatedly criticized and banned in some countries. After all, the servers are all located in America, so theoretically the special services of this country can get access to them, although the company guarantees the inviolability of information. However, this guarantee served as a pretext for another type of ban - information becomes inaccessible to the secret services of the country, whose government would like to have it on demand. Historically, it has been blackberry most popular in North America and partly in Western Europe. On the territory of the former USSR, they are practically not found.
|BlackBerry 950 (1997)|
The history of these curious smartphones began in 1997. Initially, these were pagers with the possibility of two-way communication, which were actively used for corporate communications. They were distinguished by the presence of a QWERTY keyboard, which to this day remains a "calling card" blackberry - almost all of these devices are made in the monoblock form factor, although there are examples of clamshells and sliders.
R.I.M. decided to promote these devices under a new brand, the creation of which was commissioned by the company Lexicon Branding Inc.known for such big names as Pentium и Zune. The company's specialists, having a rich imagination, decided that these devices are similar to strawberries. But the English word "strawberry" might seem difficult to foreigners. All possible berries and even some vegetables were sorted out, but as a result we decided to use a simpler blackberry ("blackberry"). The name, as we see, turned out to be very successful - many users blackberry they don't even know there is a R.I.M..
|BlackBerry 9000 Bold (2008)|
The first smartphone appeared in 1999 - BlackBerry 5810. It was possible to communicate on this device only through a headset, since it did not have a built-in microphone and speaker. This shortcoming was corrected in subsequent models. The first model with a color screen appeared in 2005 - the 7200 series. Modern blackberry - these are very "fancy" devices that meet all the requirements of modern users. They run their own operating system. BlackBerry OS.
After the completion of the US presidential election, which was won by Barack Obama, the whole country watched with interest the situation around the presidential blackberry. The fact is that the American president does not have the right to use devices that are not available for viewing by special services. Obama was very upset about this. But, in the end, the lawyers managed to find a loophole, thanks to which the president was left with his favorite toy, provided that he would use it exclusively for personal correspondence.
All official photos of BlackBerry smartphones always show the time 12:21.