The very first device to carry the BlackBerry name was the BlackBerryan email pager, released January 19, Although identical in appearance to thethe was the first device to integrate email and the name Inter ctive Pager was no longer used to brand the device.
The first BlackBerry device, thewas introduced in as a two-way pager in Munich, Germany. The name was chosen due to the resemblance of the keyboard's buttons to that of the drupelets that compose the blackberry fruit.
Inthe more commonly known convergent smartphone BlackBerry was released, which supports push email, mobile telephone, text messaging, Internet faxingWeb browsing and other wireless information services. The original BlackBerry device had a monochrome display while newer models installed color displays. All newer models have been optimized for " thumbing ", the use of only the thumbs to type on a keyboard.
The Storm 1 and Storm 2 include a SureType keypad for typing. Originally, system navigation was achieved with the use of a scroll wheel mounted on the right side of device models prior to the The trackwheel was replaced by the trackball with the introduction of the Pearl series, which allowed four-way scrolling. The trackball was replaced by the optical trackpad with the introduction of the Curve series.
Both models consist of touch screens: Following the announcement, BlackBerry announced an acceptance of the offer provisionally but it would continue to seek other offers until November 4, Chenthe former CEO of Sybase. The Priv could also be upgraded to 6. BlackBerry chief security officer David Kleidermacher stressed data security during the launch, indicating that this model included built-in malware protection and encryption of all user information. The device features a 5.
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