In 1996, RIM introduced the [email protected] Pager, the first two-way messaging pager, and the RIM 900 OEM radio modem.The company worked with RAM Mobile Data and Ericsson to turn the Ericsson-developed Mobitex wireless data network into a two-way paging and wireless e-mail network.In 1992, Lazaridis hired Jim Balsillie, and Lazaridis and Balsillie served as co-CEOs until January 22, 2012. In 1990, RIM introduced the Digi Sync Film Key Kode Reader.
Originally known as Research In Motion (RIM), it is best known to the general public as the former developer of the Black Berry brand of smartphones, and tablets.
Nonetheless, the Black Berry line as a whole continued to enjoy success, spurred on by strong international growth.
As of December 1, 2012, the company had 79 million Black Berry users globally Even as the company continued to grow worldwide, investors and media became increasingly alarmed about the company's ability to compete with devices from rival mobile operating systems i OS and Android.
The Storm sold well but suffered from mixed to poor reviews and poor customer satisfaction.
The i Phone initially lagged behind the Black Berry in both shipments and active users, due to RIM's head start and larger carrier distribution network.