Blackberry

Description
Research in Motion (RIM) produced this Blackberry model 957 Internet Edition in 2000. The first Blackberry was introduced in 1999 as a two-way pager before pivoting to become a device featuring an always-connected e-mail with personal digital assistant functionality. The Blackberry 957 came with 5 megabytes of flash storage, 512 kilobytes of random access memory, with an Intel 386 processor running at 20 megahertz. Blackberrys came with applications that included e-mail, address book, calendar, alarm, calculator, memo pad, and a task list that could by synchronized with a user's PC through the included dock. The Blackberry 957 Internet Edition was one of the first devices that allowed mobile web use and e-mail, now ubiquitous in smart phones.
Object Name
personal digital assistant
date made
2000
maker
Research In Motion
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11.6 cm x 7.8 cm x 1.8 cm; 4 9/16 in x 3 1/16 in x 11/16 in
ID Number
2003.0095.030
accession number
2003.0095
catalog number
2003.0095.030
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Work and Industry: Electricity
American Enterprise
Computers & Business Machines
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
from Daniel Henderson
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