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Why did they call the bb blackberry? Just curious to know.... General Blackberry forum

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    the BlackBerry name

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    Why did they call the bb blackberry? Just curious to know.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlackBerry

    Not the definitive answer but pretty close from what I recollect.

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    Thanks zo

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    Name originRIM settled on the name "BlackBerry" only after weeks of work by Lexicon Branding Inc., the Sausalito, California-based firm that named Intel Corp.’s Pentium microprocessor and Apple’s PowerBook. One of the naming experts at Lexicon thought the miniature buttons on RIM’s product looked "like the tiny seeds in a strawberry," Lexicon founder David Placek says. "A linguist at the firm thought straw was too slow sounding. Someone else suggested blackberry. RIM went for it."[11] Previously the device was called LeapFrog, alluding to the technology leaping over the current competition.[edit] NicknamesThe ability to read e-mail that is received in realtime, anywhere, has made the BlackBerry devices infamously addictive, earning them the nickname "CrackBerry". Use of the term CrackBerry became so wide spread that in November 2006 Webster's New World College Dictionary named "crackberry" the "New Word of the Year".Within the company, various model families are named after subatomic particles; names used include Tachyon (BlackBerry 5810), Tachyon 2 (BlackBerry 6700), Electron, Proton, Baryon, Quark (BlackBerry 7200) and Charm

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    the original name of the BlackBerry handheld device was the brainchild of Research In Motions CEO and founder, Mike Kirkpatrick. It seems that when he was a youngster growing up in Ontario in the 50's, in late spring/early summer, a special kind of blackberry, only found in that region of Canada grew...........naw!!! had ya for a minute didn'I? LOL

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    matt, you messed me up with the real story!

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    Lol I cut and pasted it from the link. Sorry bro ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    because "black" rhymes with "crack"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattdoucet View Post
    Lol I cut and pasted it from the link. Sorry bro ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
    thats ok. a guy cant even get a good lie started around here lol! good thread

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    Man, I just asked myself this question today, "Why BlackBerry?" Sooooo, I google and found the answer, and just as a test, ran search here and found a "ditto". You addicts are all over it!!!!! -lol! great job btw.

    p.s.-I'm a little sloooooooow.

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    only 8 months Jbee

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