Name behind the brand BlackBerry Mike Lazaridis
The blackberry fruit is common name because of the branded phone Blackberry. Its is one time BlackBerry is the name of smart phone generation, but the android and other phones in the market affected the Blackbery brand.Today dicuss about the Blackberry and the founder.
- Mike Lazaridis is a Greet Canadian businessman, investor in quantum computing technologies.
- Lazaridis was born in Istanbul, Turkey, to Pontic Greek parents with original lineage to the island of Chios.
- Lazaridis served in various positions including Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of BlackBerry from 1984 to 2012 and Board Vice Chair and Chair of the Innovation Committee from 2012 to 2013.
- As a passionate advocate for the power of basic science to improve and transform the world.
- The co-founded Quantum Valley Investments in March 2013 with childhood friend and BlackBerry co-founder Douglas Fregin to provide financial and intellectual capital for the further development and commercialization of breakthroughs in quantum information science.
- He is also a former chancellor of the University of Waterloo, and an Officer of the Order of Canada
- Lazaridis was ranked by Forbes as the 17th wealthiest Canadian and 651st in the world.
- In 1979, he enrolled at the University of Waterloo in electrical engineering with an option in computer science. In 1984,
- Lazaridis responded to a request for proposal from General Motors (commonly known as GM) to develop a network computer control display system.GM awarded him a contract.
- One of the company’s first achievements was the development of barcode technology for film.
- RIM plowed the profits from that into wireless data transmission research, eventually leading to the introduction of the BlackBerry wireless mobile device in 1999, and its better-known version in 2002.
- Originally known as Research In Motion (RIM)
- Its products are used worldwide by various businesses, car makers, and government agencies.
- They include BlackBerry Cylance’s artificial intelligence based cyber-security solutions, the BlackBerry AtHoc emergency communication system (ECS) platform.
- The QNX real-time operating system; and BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Manager), a Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) platform.
- BlackBerry was founded in 1984 as Research In Motion by Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin.
- In 1992, Lazaridis hired Jim Balsillie, and Lazaridis and Balsillie served as co-CEOs until January 22, 2012.
- In 1988, RIM became the first wireless data technology developer in North America and the first company outside Scandinavia to develop connectivity products for Mobitex wireless packet-switched data communications networks.
- RIM introduced the DigiSync Film KeyKode Reader. In 1991, RIM introduced the first Mobitex protocol converter.
- In 1992, RIM introduced the first Mobitex point-of-sale solution, a protocol converter box that interfaced with existing point-of-sale terminal equipment to enable wireless communication
- In 1996, RIM introduced the Inter@ctive Pager, the first two-way messaging pager, and the RIM 900 OEM radio modem.
- The primary competitors of the BlackBerry are smartphones running Android and the Apple iPhone, with Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform emerging as a more recent competitor.
- The arrival of the Apple iPhone and later Google’s Android platform caused a slowdown in BlackBerry growth and a decline in sales in some markets, most notably the United States.
- Apple’s iPhone was first introduced in 2007, it generated substantial media attention, with numerous media outlets calling it a “BlackBerry killer”.
- After much criticism and numerous delays, RIM officially launched BlackBerry 10 and two new smartphones based off the platform, the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10, on January 30, 2013.
- The BlackBerry Z10, the first BlackBerry smartphone running BlackBerry 10.