While the market now has smartphones that combine advanced computer facilities with telephony, the unit had been developing very early in the early 2000s by a Canadian company called Research In Motion and called BlackBerry.
The first BlackBerry, introduced in 1999, was by no means a telephone, but a hand held wireless telecommunications equipment with PDA functionality.
In 2002, Research In Motion (RIM) introduced smartphones for its BlackBerry range, which was a product that would bring them the biggest name in PDA business.
With BlackBerry smartphone, you can send and receive phone calls, text messages, faxes and email and browse the internet wherever you were.
When RIM bought its first smartphone in 2002, there were already some such devices on the market, including leading Nokia 9000, which was actually a mobile phone with QWERTY keyboard, organizer and larger than regular screen. However, BlackBerry managed to steal March on these competing products by incorporating a number of unique new features.
Perhaps its revolutionary BlackBerry was the unique ability to send and receive emails using a technology called push email that automatically sends new emails, contacts, and calendar entries from a corporate server to the device without the need for manual synchronization or regular surveys.
Blackberry control panel also made a somewhat stirring and shape as it did a small thumb keyboard, set in the same way as a conventional computer or typewriter, but optimized for use with only a thumb. Navigation through menus was initially achieved by side-wheels, although later models used a trace that facilitated mouse interaction with the user interface.
In some types, voice mailboxes, similar to dual-use radio, are also useful for intermittent conversations of the type often found in offices over long distances.
Blackberries are very popular with companies that have a lot of roaming workers, as it offers office-style integration on the move.
The BlackBerry Email System enables messages to be written and responded to situations where the reception is poor or temporary, keeping all information stored inside the device, which means that packet data could be sent and received as when the reception was available, with small or no harmful effects on productivity.
The manual feature of BlackBerry is its trilateration function, which works like a GPS device, but without having to connect to a satellite. It's especially good for bosses who need to know where their employees are, or to find people on busy hiking trails that you've never met face to face before.
Source by Neo Nashville