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    What's in a name?

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    Pardon my ignorance, but why did RIM decide to call their wonderful invention a Blackberry? And weren't the first ones blue? I hunger to know more about my BBs roots...

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    Re: What's in a name?

    Actually the first ones I saw were black pager like devices that only sis email back and forth. No phone, additional apps, Etc. They were pagers that got email and had a small thumb keyboard to reply. And they were black.

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    Re: What's in a name?

    My first RIM device was a blue pager-size 950 with a full keypad.
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    Re: What's in a name?

    I read a story once about how the name came about. One of the RIM execs and/or one of the advertising agency guys thought the keys looked like the little seeds on a strawberry. They didn't want to call it a "Strawberry", so since the casing was black, it became the "Blackberry".
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    Re: What's in a name?

    Fascinating. That little email-capable bb looks pretty cool!

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    Re: What's in a name?

    Because once you go BlackBerry you never go back?
    Sorry...I had to .....lol
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    Re: What's in a name?

    OMG Lava that was weak. lol

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    Re: What's in a name?

    ^^I know it was...but like I said I had to...
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