Early this year Research in Motion sold their fifty-millionth BlackBerry. The rise of the Waterloo, ON based company has become the stuff of legend. The dedication of their followers inspired the phrase “CrackBerry”, a term so apt that the November 2006 Webster’s New World College Dictionary named “CrackBerry” the “New Word of the Year.” Blackberry users are obsessed with the device and the company that spawned it. But there may be some things about this technology they don’t know. We count them down in “7 Things you Probably Didn’t know about the BlackBerry”.
(Sources: “Blackberry: The Inside Story of Research in Motion”, by Rod McQueen, Coyotes.NHL.com. RIM.com, http://www.washingtonpost.com, http://crackberry.com)