BC: By Emma Gilligan and Rebecca Hanser Dedicated to Ms. Nelson xoxo, gossip girl
FC: History of the Blackberry By: Emma Gilligan and Rebecca Hanser
1: Fast Facts: Technology: Blackberry's Year invented: 1999 Inventor: Mike Lazaridis
2: How did he/she come up with the idea? (If you can’t find this give any information you can about the inventor, including where he/she was from and their age during the time of the invention)
3: Mike Lazaridis became CEO and founded “blackberry” while still attending the University of Waterloo, therefore he dropped out two months before graduation. By the end of May 2009, the number of blackberry subscribers was approximately 28.5 billion. In 2006 the company was very close to being shutdown, only avoided by a settlement of 612.5 million dollars paid by RIM (Research In Motion).
4: What did the first model look like (include a picture)? Describe the first model and what it offered.
5: The first model of the blackberry was basically a pager, and didn’t offer a lot of things. It’s hard to believe that blackberry’s started like this and how they have progressed so much!
6: Give at least 5 advancements in your technology since it was first invented. Include pictures of each milestone and an explanation of what advantage(s) each change provided.
7: This here was the second blackberry. And the scroll button was on the side back then.
8: This is the blackberry pearl. The advancement made was having the "ball" on the front, making things much easier
9: This is the blackberry curve. It now has a full keyboard, with the "ball" in the front as well.
10: This is the blackberry storm. It is now a full touch screen. This is the first touch screen phone the blackberry company has ever made.
11: This is the blackberry torch. The latest phone, featuring half touch screen with a slide out keyboard.
12: What is the most recent development in your technology? Include the most recent picture and a description / estimation of what might be the next development in order to further improve this most current model.
13: The latest development in the blackberry world is the “blackberry torch”(as previously mentioned). It is half touch screen, but also includes a slide out key board. An improvement that they could be making in the future would be adding a “front camera”. That way people could video call each other.