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Device Name Inter@ctive Pager 850
Released OS RIM OS 1.0
Current OS RIM OS 2.0
Announced Date January 19th, 1999
Released Date January 19th, 1999
Colors Black
Notes · First device to be called a BlackBerry by Lexicon Branding in California
· Device was branded a BlackBerry because of the resemblance of its keyboard keys to the seeds on a blackberry fruit.
· Device came with a built in rechargeable battery as well as rechargeable AA battery
· Battery life was cut by 1/3 when moving to these new networks
· Service was launched for synchronizing Microsoft Exchange Accounts
· BES software was released
Size & Weight
Height 64 mm
Width 89 mm
Depth 24 mm
Weight 133 grams
Screen Size 73.7
Screen Resolution 132 x 65
Aspect Ratio 132:65
Model 1xAA
1xAA Rechargable
Removable Yes
Keyboard Type QWERTY
Processor Brand 32bit Intel 386EX
System Memory/RAM 512 Kbytes SRAM
Built-in Storage 4 MB
Wireless Connectivity
Network Bands DataTAC 800 MHz
External Features
Navigation Device Jog Wheel
Archived Sources
· 850_-_Press_Release.pdf
· RIM_850_Manual.pdf