Being founded in Canada in 1984, Research In Motion (RIM) is the company which is behind BlackBerry. Being specialized in two-way in two way pager software during the mid-90â€™s, the first BlackBerry two-way was released in 1999. However, the first fruit with mobile, SMS and email facilities and capabilities was kept unknown to the world until 2002, and the model has been the 5810. The power of the QWERTY keypad handsets has soon caught the attention of business professionals as an office tool, and ever since have not looked back, with the first color models in 2003 and first packing Wi-Fi in 2004.
The focus of RIM was on the several different business ranges, which includes the more traditional Curve and Bold as models, without forgetting the slimmer Pearl Line for those who are less concerned about how fast it takes to tap out an email. BlackBerry Storm, which puts forward the touch screen capability, has also found a place on the market.
Some Key Innovations:
- BlackBerry 6230:
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Release Date of this Model: 2002
Being a Tri-Band Device, the BlackBerry 6230 Wireless Handheld comprise all the core features that were present in the first BlackBerry phones. These features include Phone, Email, SMS, Browser and Organizer Applications.
- BlackBerry 8700:
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Release Date of this Model: 2005
BlackBerry 8700 has been RIMâ€™s first phone that was to seriously target private consumers. This phone has all the business bonus features packed together so as to get the best of both worlds. The full browsing capacities of the BlackBerry 8700 phone, an individual can keep in touch with anyone via email facilities. Furthermore, SMS messaging with a fully capable 64MB of memory and processing speeds of 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, is another capacity of this phone that make it easy for users to stay connected with their contacts.
- BlackBerryÂ Pearl 8110:
-The Release Date of this Model: 2006
Followed in the fashionable 8700â€™s steps, in order to attract customers outside companies, the first Pearl, slimming down the QWERTY Keypad, is a modern looking Smartphone that supports a built-in GPS function, along with wireless emails. 64 megabytes of flash memory and an expandable memory card slot are two other features of the BlackBerry Pearl 8110.
- BlackBerry Bold 9000:
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Release Date of this Model: August 2008
This BlackBerry Model suits the business users well, due to its powerhouse capacities, which include 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS.Â More so, this phone helps to keep the users online by providing a fast 3.6 Mbps HSDPA 3G connection, or even broadband via Wi-Fi. The screen is a more detailed one, as compared to average half-VGA (480*320 pixels) 65,000 colors display, which is bright, clear and easy to read.
- BlackBerry Storm 9530:
Being, for a long while, hyped to be the potential iPhone-killer from RIM, there are two options for working the screen of the BlackBerry Storm 9530. One of these options includes the users to slide their fingers across the screen so as to select an item or simply to shift two items, just like the iPhone. Switching to the second setting allows the individuals to select items by depressing the screen. One of the four keys on the front of the device can also be used. By pressing one of the keys will pull up a list pf menu items.
- BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105:
Social-networkers can enjoy form the good social-networking applications, made available from the BlackBerry App World. Together with this facility, users of a BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 can also avail themselves of the Integrated Email Inbox and High-Resolution Screen. Adopting many of the best bits of the high-end Blackberries, which includes BlackBerry OS Version 5 and the staple optical Track pad, is an additional feature of the mid-range BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105.
- BlackBerry Curve 9300:
With a full QWERTY keyboard sitting just below a 2.4 inch screen, with 2-megapixel camera on the reverse, the BlackBerry Curve 3G, which thus have a similar physical outlook as a typical BlackBerry Handset, can now offer both 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity for speedy downloads as it is a fully-featured phone.
- BlackBerry Torch 9800:
Being the latest and greatest attempt to tackle touch screen technology, BlackBerry Torch 9800 has enabled RIM to revamp its software to be more finger-friendly and has maintained the beloved BlackBerry Keyboard, which measures 3.2 inches. Hence, it is more square-shaped than rectangular as we are used to with other Smartphone. It is slightly odd, but it did not cause any problems.
Various applications developed by RIM for BlackBerry utilize the push capabilities of BIS, such as the Instant Messaging clients, Google Talk, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo Messenger. Social Networks Facebook, MySpace and Twitter’s notification system is accessed through BIS, allowing for push notifications for them. BlackBerry Internet Service allows POP3 and IMAP email integration for an individual personal user. Of course, the key benefits of BlackBerry are preserved: gold-standard email delivery thatâ€™s fast, efficient and secure, an unbeatably usable keyboard and the cost-effective BlackBerry Messenger. Wherever in the world you are, you can send unlimited instant messages to other BBM users at no extra cost.