Sunday, August 2, 2009

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Know The History Of BlackBerry

Your BlackBerry is truly a wondrous thing, boasting many features beyond your ordinary mobile phone. And its “sudden” popularity didn’t happen overnight.
Like any other good product out there, BlackBerry has come a long way from its (relatively humble) beginnings.

In the days when the PalmPilot ruled the PDA world, Research In Motion (RIM, the maker of the BlackBerry) was busy in its lab, ignoring the then-popular graffiti input method to design its own device with a QWERTY keyboard — the kind of keyboard people were already used to from working on their PCs. RIM didn’t stop there, however. It added an always-connected e-mail capability, making this device a must-have among government officials as well as professionals in the finance and health industries.

To meet the needs of government officials and industry professionals, RIM made reliability, security, and durability the priorities when manufacturing its devices. Today, the BlackBerry comes from the same line of RIM family products, inheriting all the good genes while boosting usability and adding more functions to its core BlackBerry applications. As a result, BlackBerry is popular among not only prosumers (professional customers) but also consumers.

RIM is also blurring the line between prosumers and consumers with models such as the BlackBerry 8300 model, which sports both a QWERTY keyboard and 2 mega-pixel camera. Essentially, 8300 is the marriage between the BlackBerry Pearl and the BlackBerry 8800 model.
If your BlackBerry was given to you by your employer and your device is set up so that you can use only your company e-mail address for e-mailing, you can consider yourself an enterprise user. 

On the other hand, if you bought your BlackBerry on your own from a network service provider, such as T-Mobile or Cingular or Vodafone, consider yourself a consumer.

Why the division? It’s simple. A few features, such as the wireless address book lookup or wireless calendar sync, need the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to be connected to a central e-mail server. Such a connection is often available in large corporations, but no individuals that we can think of would have their own private BlackBerry Enterprise Server. (Although anything’s possible, we suppose.)

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