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BlackBerry: The Rise And Fall Of An Innovator

After BlackBerry's announcement Monday of a potential sale to Fairfax, CRN takes a look at the history of BlackBerry and how it went from being in everyone's pockets to almost no one's.

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Research In Motion

Research In Motion (RIM), the foundation for BlackBerry, was co-founded in 1984 by Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin in Waterloo, Ontario. John Balsillie joined them in 1992 as co-CEO. The company made its mark by developing email and paging technology to be delivered over the Mobitex wireless data network. RIM was added to the Toronto Stock Exchange in 1997, having raised more than $115 million from investors.

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