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Research In Motion Limited

Research In Motion Limited
Headquarters: Ontario , Canada
Founder: Mike Lazaridis
Founded: 1984
 
Research In Motion Limited is best known for their leading product the Blackberry.

Released in 1999 the Blackberry wifi has revolutionized the communication on the go. Before the Blackberry people were limited to using cell phones as their sole means of communication while away from their personal computers.

With the Introduction of the Blackberry wifi people were granted full access to their email.

It wasn't long before major companies jumped on board providing their clients and employees with blackberries ensuring the most productivity possible.

From their rather humble beginnings in 1984, Research In Motion Limited has grown to exceed revenues of $13 billion in 2006.

The device currently runs anywhere from $200-$700, then you have to factor in the cost of the wireless service with runs an additional $30-$45 per month.

Since the introduction of the blackberry there have been a number of innovations and upgrades. Blackberries now double as hand held devices with access to email, internet as well as traditional phone service.

Blackberries were originally introduced with a black and white screen later upgraded with color.

It is estimated that in 2006 the Blackberry will come in over 40 different models and include an almost unlimited number of accessories.

Is there an end in sight for the blackberry wifi? There are reports that Microsoft is in development of a similar device that will allow users all the traditional features of the Blackberry as well as some undisclosed upgraded features.

As well as this, Research In Motion Limited has been making news lately with many patent infringement suits as well as claims to its developed intellectual property.

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