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    Why did RIM call their devices Blackberry???

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    Re: Why did RIM call their devices Blackberry???

    From Wiki:

    RIM 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."[10] Previously the device was called LeapFrog, alluding to the technology leaping over the current competition.
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    Re: Why did RIM call their devices Blackberry???

    Dammit! too slow, Brooke beat me to it


    RIM 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."[10] Previously the device was called LeapFrog, alluding to the technology leaping over the current competition.




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    Re: Why did RIM call their devices Blackberry???

    leapfrog does not sound like something I'd be proud of owning. lol
    Isnt that the name of the toy computers for kids?

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    Re: Why did RIM call their devices Blackberry???

    Quote Originally Posted by r1ckynutz View Post
    leapfrog does not sound like something I'd be proud of owning. lol
    Isnt that the name of the toy computers for kids?
    That's exactly what I thought! Haha.

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    Re: Why did RIM call their devices Blackberry???

    Jeeze, how much do they pay the people who think "hmm, looks kinda like a strawberry, but faster that a straw--so blackberry!"?

    I want that job.


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    Re: Why did RIM call their devices Blackberry???

    Quote Originally Posted by r1ckynutz View Post
    leapfrog does not sound like something I'd be proud of owning. lol
    Isnt that the name of the toy computers for kids?
    you only say that because you're used to the sound of 'blackberry'. think about it: a blackberry? as a business tool? a blackberry is a fruit, fer crissakes! it could have just as easily been 'leapfrog' and we'd be having the exact opposite conversation.
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    Re: Why did RIM call their devices Blackberry???

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ lol yeah the brand leapfrog is that is kids electronics, my house is filled with that damn brand! Funny as I was reading this post I looked down at my BB and saw the icon. It did remind me of seeds on a strawberry! Roflmao!

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    Re: Why did RIM call their devices Blackberry???

    Quote Originally Posted by r1ckynutz View Post
    leapfrog does not sound like something I'd be proud of owning. lol
    Isnt that the name of the toy computers for kids?
    The Leappad is what you're thinking of. Leapfrog is the company that makes the Leappad. While Leapfrog was founded in 1995, the Leappad wasn't released until 1999 which is the same year that the first Blackberry came out. At the time, Leapfrog wasn't that well known. Blackberries weren't just invented yesteday, y'know? They've been around for a long time.

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