Mobile Phones
Wireless Communication
BlackBerry Devices

When was the Blackberry first used?

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
December 30, 2007 12:41PM

The first Blackberry was release in 1999 and was based on hardware developed in 1998 by RIM and Ericsson for the Mobitex wirless network pager system.

RIM as a company was founded in 1984 in Ontario, Canada by Mike Lazaridis and has gone from strength to strength now with a yearly revenue of US$3.04 billion (based on fiscal 2006) and now has over 6000 employess (as of Q1 2007).

For information there stock prices can be tracked on:

* TSX ( - known as RIM * NASDAQ ( - known as RIMM