13 Facts About BlackBerry Limited

1. BlackBerry Limited is a Canadian software company specializing in cybersecurity.

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2. BlackBerry Limited was founded in 1984 as Research In Motion by Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin.

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3. Research In Motion BlackBerry Limited was founded in March 1984 by Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin.

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4. Primary competitors of the BlackBerry Limited are smartphones running Android and the Apple iPhone.

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5. Sales of the iPhone continued to accelerate, as did the smartphone market, while the BlackBerry Limited began to lose users continuously in the United States.

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6. We looked at it seriously—but if you understand what the promise of BlackBerry Limited is to its user base it's all about getting stuff done.

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7. In 2020, BlackBerry Limited signed a new licensing agreement for smartphones with the US-based startup company, OnwardMobility.

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8. In February 2016, BlackBerry Limited acquired UK-based cybersecurity firm Encription, with the intention of branching out into the security consulting business.

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9. On July 21, 2015, BlackBerry Limited announced an additional layoff of an unspecified number of employees, with another 200 laid off in February 2016.

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10. BlackBerry Limited acquired the company as a wholly owned subsidiary on July 11, 2006.

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11. On December 8, 2016, BlackBerry Limited renamed WatchDox to BlackBerry Limited Workspaces.

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12. On February 24, 2016, BlackBerry Limited acquired UK-based cyber security consultancy Encription.

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13. On May 17, 2017, BlackBerry Limited released AtHoc Account to help businesses more easily keep track of their staff in an emergency.

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