Founding History of BlackBerry (Research in Motion)

Founded by Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin.

Started design and development work in September 1983.

Launched commercially in January 1984.

Incorporated as Research in Motion Limited in March 1984.

Started trading on the TSE in October 1997.

Headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.

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Year 1 of BlackBerry (Research in Motion Limited)

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Version 1 of Budgie (Hardware Product)

JAN 1984

Stats of BlackBerry (Pre-IPO)

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Full Year 1 of BlackBerry (Research in Motion Limited)

Y1 of BlackBerry.pdf

SEP 1983 to AUG 1984

Extras of BlackBerry (Research in Motion Limited)

1984 Articles of Incorporation.pdf

MAR 1984 Articles of Incorporation