1. Stalvros's Avatar
    As in the name~
    They could've come up with something more technological name,
    like i don't know.

    But yeah, out of ALL the names that they can choose, why BLACKBERRY?
    Is it because it's a FRUIT and it's meant to compete with APPLE iPhone XD
    05-05-09 10:14 PM
  2. Duvi's Avatar
    Welll... There is a story behind it. I think berryman or someone posted it. I will search and see if I can find it.
    05-05-09 10:24 PM
  3. Mz.Turtle's Avatar
    Not sure why they chose the name but I like it, but I'm positive that its not to compete with Apple, especially since BlackBerrys have been out before Apple iPhones where ever even thought about.


    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-05-09 10:25 PM
  4. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    How did the BlackBerry get its name?


    When someone pointed out that the tiny buttons on RIM's device looked like a collection of seeds, Lexicon began exploring different fruity names: strawberry, melon and an assortment of vegetables were all bandied about, with no success.

    The company finally settled on blackberry because the word is pleasing to most ears and the device, at the time, was black, says Mr. Placek
    05-05-09 10:34 PM
  5. Duvi's Avatar
    Can't find the thread on here, don't think it was berryman anymore.

    RIM settled on the name with Lexicon Branding Inc., one of the branding firms out of California. Lexicon was responsible for naming Apple's Powerbook as an example. One of the executives thought the buttons on the device looked like tiny seeds in a strawberry. A linguist at the firm thought "strawberry" wasn't quite the right fit. Someone else suggested blackberry and RIM went for it.
    WikiAnswers - How did RIM come up with the name BlackBerry

    The developers of the first model thought that the little keys looked like the outside of a strawberry. They didn't like the name (something about it being too hard to say) so they went with Blackberry
    Where did the name 'Blackberry' come from for the RIM device? - Yahoo! Answers
    05-05-09 10:35 PM
  6. Stalvros's Avatar
    My mum came to the phoneshop and asked for BLUEberry >_<
    05-05-09 10:39 PM
  7. SuddenlySara's Avatar
    Lmao stalvros that's great! It made me giggle!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-06-09 01:04 AM
  8. fruitmix23's Avatar
    I'm just glad they started to use black as the standard color instead of the blue of the older devices.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-06-09 01:10 AM
  9. dtubbs06's Avatar
    Wow! I never new the reasoning behind the name, but I've always liked it.

    Great Posts Thanks Amazing and Duvi for adding the links
    05-06-09 01:34 AM
  10. nubgen's Avatar
    blackberries are yummy.
    05-06-09 03:11 AM
  11. CGSCOT's Avatar
    I had heard that the 2 guys who invented it were Tod Black & Bob Berry but people didnt take to it being called the TodBob
    05-06-09 04:13 AM
  12. talk-to-frank's Avatar
    Lmao stalvros that's great! It made me giggle!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    everyone that I know that DOESN'T own a BlackBerry, always calls it a BLUEberry... makes me laugh every time... its strange though cos the minute they get one they're like "DONT call it a BLUEberry it's BLACKberry" LMAO
    05-06-09 04:19 AM
  13. talk-to-frank's Avatar
    I had heard that the 2 guys who invented it were Tod Black & Bob Berry but people didnt take to it being called the TodBob
    pmsl... "hey! have you seen my TodBob anywhere?!?"
    (strangely enough, upon writing this it sounds a bit like a fake ipod lol)
    05-06-09 04:21 AM
  14. @ngel's Avatar
    Well, actually it's not "why blackberry"...
    it's "because blackberry..."
    05-06-09 04:31 AM
  15. shanek83's Avatar
    Is it because it's a FRUIT and it's meant to compete with APPLE iPhone XD
    ah, BLackBerry was around long before iPhone was a twinkle in Steve Jobs' eye
    05-06-09 04:51 AM
  16. Stalvros's Avatar
    I am in the cafe playing with my blackberry, eating a blackberry pie and drinking a blackberry juice!
    05-06-09 06:53 AM
  17. datstudandre's Avatar
    i like the name crackberry lol
    05-06-09 09:20 AM
  18. BBTelus8330's Avatar
    My mum came to the phoneshop and asked for BLUEberry >_<
    i lol'd. i wish i saw the rep's face lol
    05-06-09 11:52 AM
  19. Gh0stHunta's Avatar
    I'd rather eat a blackberry than an iphone....

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-06-09 12:11 PM
  20. Username0223's Avatar
    Can you imagine if it wasn't BlackBerry if it was strawberry!??!
    "Hey dear-could you hand me my Strawberry from the table?" It just doesn't sound right!LOL
    Blackberry just flows of your tongue......

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-06-09 01:56 PM
  21. Jim from NW Pa's Avatar
    ah, BLackBerry was around long before iPhone was a twinkle in Steve Jobs' eye
    The blackberry was around 2 years before an ipod let alone an Iphone

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-06-09 04:59 PM
  22. waldog's Avatar
    To those about the blueberry. Jay-Z called his blue blackberry a blueberry way back in the day in a song. No big deal, just stating.
    05-06-09 05:41 PM
  23. flea620's Avatar
    my one friend accidentally says blueberry all the time.

    and she also called bluetooth "bluefoot" once and was dead serious. i almost peed myself haha
    05-06-09 06:11 PM
  24. Reed McLay's Avatar


    BlueBerry is a cheap Chinese knock off... it does voice and SMS, just bairly. The price is right.
    05-06-09 06:17 PM
  25. TheRock420RVD's Avatar
    My mum came to the phoneshop and asked for BLUEberry >_<
    lol people at work ask for blueberries sometimes and I can't help but to laugh everytime
    05-06-09 06:40 PM
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