The BlackBerry was first introduced in the year 1999 by Research in Motion (RIM), a Canadian firm. Could you guess how many Blackberries got sold in the first year after it was introduced? It was a whopping 25,000 and the figures only increased every year after. According to the RIM Annual Report, the revenue from BlackBerry was $47,342,000 in the year 1999 and it rose to $1,350,447,000 in the year 2005.
Source: 2000 RIM Annual Report, 2005 RIM Annual Report,
BlackBerry is a solution that consists of smartphones integrated with software that enables access to a variety of data and communication services. The BlackBerry solution gives mobile users access to email, IM, phone, data, applications, games and the Internet from a smartphone.