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  1. Bla1ze's Avatar
    BlackBerry 850 - January 19, 1999-evo1blackberry850.jpg

    Research In Motion Delivers Wearable Wireless Device Based on Embedded Intel Architecture

    Handheld Device Is Optimized For Mobile Email Access


    Waterloo, Ontario: In a separate announcement today, Research In Motion Limited (TSE:RIM) announced the introduction and availability of BlackBerry™, a breakthrough wireless email solution for mobile professionals. As part of the BlackBerry offering, RIM introduced its newest wireless handheld device based on an embedded Intel® architecture. The BlackBerry Handheld is optimized for mobile email use and incorporates a 32-bit Intel386™ processor, 2 MB Intel Flash memory, integrated wireless modem, full keyboard, triple-DES encryption technology and email / organizer software. It is designed to be wearable, operate 24 hours per day and run on a single AA alkaline battery.


    "The RIM device is an example of the ease of use, portability, security and battery life benefits that are enabled by products from the Embedded Microcomputer Division," said Tom Franz, General Manager and Vice President, of Intel's EMD division. Terry Gillett, Manager of Major Customer Programs in EMD indicated that RIM and Intel have worked together to define and develop the computing subsystem for the BlackBerry platform.


    "The frequent and discontinuous nature of email usage is driving the need for a wearable, power-efficient device that can be constantly connected to the wireless network, while remaining unobtrusive to the user from both a physical and workflow perspective. Further, the confidential nature of enterprise email demands sophisticated encryption techniques that require significant processing power in the device," said Jim Balsillie, Chairman and Co-CEO of Research In Motion. "Intel's embedded microprocessor and flash memory technology provided a powerful and reliable foundation to meet these challenging design objectives."


    The BlackBerry Handheld from Research In Motion is a breakthrough in integration of computing and wireless technologies. Its design includes over 15 million transistors integrated in a small, durable form factor. It delivers a powerful processor, 2 watt transceiver, integrated internal antenna, full keyboard, LCD display and ample memory to support multiple applications and data storage, all within a small device that fits in the palm of your hand (2.5" x 3.5" x 0.93"). In addition to the handheld, the BlackBerry solution provides customers with a PC docking cradle, desktop software and a flat-rate airtime package. For more information on BlackBerry, visit www.blackberry.net or call toll-free 1-877-255-2377.


    About Research In Motion

    Research In Motion is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing wireless consumer and business-to-business electronic access technology for the mobile communications market. The company's current product portfolio includes revolutionary mobile email solutions, two-way pagers, wireless personal computer card adapters and embedded radio-modems. Based in Waterloo, Ontario and listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange, Research In Motion is a knowledge-based company with proven, leading technologies. Its customers include a diverse range of major multinational companies including wireless network suppliers, original equipment manufacturers and value-added resellers. Web site: www.rim.net


    Research In Motion, RIM, the RIM logo, BlackBerry and the BlackBerry logo are trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. Research In Motion and RIM are registered, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All other brands, products and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

    http://press.blackberry.com/press/19...lease-101.html
    01-19-14 04:21 PM
  2. SubCamp's Avatar
    BlackBerry 850, 15 years later and look at BB10.. crazy no?

    Posted via CB10
    01-19-14 04:23 PM
  3. Bla1ze's Avatar
    BlackBerry 850, 15 years later and look at BB10.. crazy no?

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    Ya, bit crazy to look back at where it came from and where it is now. I lol at the single AA battery thing. Wish they still worked like that.
    kbz1960 and diegonei like this.
    01-19-14 04:41 PM
  4. eldricho's Avatar
    The day the revolution officially started!

    Posted via CB10
    01-19-14 04:42 PM
  5. QXS's Avatar
    I wonder how long one of those would go on a Z30 battery.

    -Posted from CB10 via Z10-
    01-19-14 04:47 PM
  6. Samer Moujaes's Avatar
    I'd pay some $$ if I could still find that! Anyone know where I can find one?
    Simone Ranucci likes this.
    01-19-14 04:49 PM
  7. HaTaX's Avatar
    Ya, bit crazy to look back at where it came from and where it is now. I lol at the single AA battery thing. Wish they still worked like that.
    Fixed.
    01-19-14 05:13 PM
  8. TioPepe78's Avatar
    Great post, the day it all started
    01-19-14 06:30 PM
  9. Bla1ze's Avatar
    I'd pay some $$ if I could still find that! Anyone know where I can find one?
    eBay, pawn shops, craigslist. Really not that hard to find. Saw a dude a couple months ago back, had a whole box of old BB's for sale, they were all like $5 each. 8700's, 7290's etc etc. Some weren't even opened.
    01-19-14 09:36 PM
  10. eldricho's Avatar
    eBay, pawn shops, craigslist. Really not that hard to find. Saw a dude a couple months ago back, had a whole box of old BB's for sale, they were all like $5 each. 8700's, 7290's etc etc. Some weren't even opened.
    $5?! Dang, would've grabbed a couple

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    01-19-14 09:39 PM
  11. fkornre's Avatar
    I LOVED the day my company gave me my first 850. Between carrying by cell phone and this BB, I thought I was the coolest dork out there. My utility belt walking around work with these plus a Kenwood walkie-talkie used to be SO heavy!
    01-20-14 08:41 AM
  12. Pilot Prop's Avatar
    I wasn't even aware of this device at 11yrs old lol.

    Posted via Q10
    01-20-14 08:46 AM
  13. ViceroyPete's Avatar
    I wasn't even aware of this device at 11yrs old lol.

    Posted via Q10
    Uh it's actually 15 years old as of yesterday.

    Posted via CB10
    01-20-14 08:58 AM
  14. fkornre's Avatar
    Uh it's actually 15 years old as of yesterday.

    Posted via CB10
    I think the poster was stating that they were 11 years old when this device was introduced, not that this article was 11 years ago.
    andy957, jevinzac, kbz1960 and 1 others like this.
    01-20-14 09:08 AM
  15. Telespielstube's Avatar
    01-21-14 03:02 AM
  16. QXS's Avatar
    Ouch 260 + 30 for shipping. How much were these when they came out?

    -Posted from CB10 via Z10-
    01-21-14 03:16 AM
  17. Javid Gozalov's Avatar
    Insane

    Posted via CB10
    01-21-14 03:46 AM
  18. BoldPreza's Avatar
    I wasn't even aware of this device at 11yrs old lol.

    Posted via Q10
    Same boat here lol. Didn't know about BlackBerry till about 2007 when my dad got switched from his palm treo to one.

    Posted via CB10
    01-21-14 07:47 AM
  19. benedict gomes's Avatar
    I stay in india... big fan of BlackBerry... where can I find the oldies???

    Want to own a couple..

    Posted via CB10
    01-21-14 08:11 AM
  20. Speedygi's Avatar
    I like how you did that writeup, B1aze..

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
    01-21-14 09:02 AM
  21. mediadavid's Avatar
    Ah, now I see why it was called a Blackberry.
    01-21-14 09:11 AM
  22. Speedygi's Avatar
    Oh, it's not a writeup, it really happened...hahaha
    01-21-14 09:51 AM
  23. Cordanim's Avatar
    Ahhhh memories - the first one that got me hooked!
    01-21-14 12:59 PM
  24. ViceroyPete's Avatar
    I think the poster was stating that they were 11 years old when this device was introduced, not that this article was 11 years ago.

    Well that makes more sense

    Posted via CB10
    01-21-14 09:34 PM
  25. Simone Ranucci's Avatar
    How much would you pay? I own one of these in its original Rogers box!
    Complete package!!!
    02-20-14 05:09 PM
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