1. OptiPrime's Avatar
    I'm just curious. Are there any interviews out with the makers at RIM as to why they chose the brand name BlackBerry??

    I'm interested in knowing this about a lot of companies pick the names they do, but i love my blackberry more than any other electronic i own, so im especially interested in this one.

    If there is no concrete reason, let's speculate to our own

    ok i think the the makers at RIM really just love fruit, especially blackberries!

    they probably liked apples too, but someone had already taken that name (boooooo iPhone!!!)
    04-24-08 11:10 AM
  2. OptiPrime's Avatar
    sorry i posted this in the wrong place.

    can the MODS please move it into Blackberry Discussion?
    04-24-08 11:12 AM
  3. chaz_cb's Avatar
    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." Previously the device was called LeapFrog, alluding to the technology leaping over the current competition.
    04-24-08 11:12 AM
  4. OptiPrime's Avatar
    whoa how do u know this?
    04-24-08 11:17 AM
  5. chaz_cb's Avatar
    whoa how do u know this?
    Google is my best friend. lol
    04-24-08 11:36 AM
  6. OptiPrime's Avatar
    lol oh i guess i should have done that...

    yea i probably still would have bought a strawberry if it does all my blackberry does, no matter what its called.
    04-24-08 11:41 AM
  7. eroccia's Avatar
    Chaz knows everything! or at least seems it! yes google is everyones best friend. I use it everyday all day for work. I fix pcs!
    04-24-08 11:58 AM
  8. Duvi's Avatar
    Lol... Chaz tells this story once a month. I remember like it was yesterday he was answering the same thing... Lol.
    04-24-08 11:14 PM
  9. Adlen's Avatar
    Ugh! Chazman beat me again!

    I have this unlimited database of useless trivia in my head. That strawberry seeds thing is in there

    LeapFrog? Has RIM got anything to do with those pre-school learning things? I'm gonna head down to Toys'R'Us and take a look!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-25-08 03:11 AM
  10. CrackBlack's Avatar
    Lol... Chaz tells this story once a month. I remember like it was yesterday he was answering the same thing... Lol.
    You're just Jealous
    04-25-08 08:36 AM
  11. daddybear's Avatar
    Because apple was already taken...

    -db

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-25-08 09:04 AM
  12. s.f.clk02's Avatar
    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 Apples PowerBook. One of the naming experts at Lexicon thought the miniature buttons on RIMs 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." Previously the device was called LeapFrog, alluding to the technology leaping over the current competition.
    wat wat sausilitoo i live in sausilito. blackberry is a cool name tho
    04-25-08 10:35 AM
  13. cate's Avatar
    i think it was on CB that someone mentioned how they were going to name it "StrawBerry"...

    did i make that up?
    04-26-08 04:22 PM
  14. jsanders's Avatar
    The strawberry naming occurred a few year previous to CB being around.
    04-26-08 04:25 PM
  15. renegade37918's Avatar
    cuz no men would buy it if it was called pinkberry
    07-13-08 09:57 PM
  16. Phelos's Avatar
    Could it be because of the little black berry it leaves on your thumb?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-13-08 10:00 PM
  17. mckaymike's Avatar
    Google is my best friend. lol
    Chaz your going to be a CB GOD soon congratulations if I don't get a chance to say it when you finish.
    07-23-08 02:04 PM
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