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Device Name Inter@ctive Pager 900
Family Name Inter@ctive Pager
Code Name RIM 900
Announced Date September 18th, 1996
Released Date September 18th, 1996
Colors Black
Notes · Very first handheld device released by RIM.
· Device was nicknamed 'The Bullfrog' and 'The Hamburger' because the way it looked in the palm of your hand.
· R9COM-2-PQ was American Version released by Ram Mobile Data and it is labelled RAMfirst
· R900M-2-PQ was the Canadian version
Size & Weight
Height 76 mm
Width 99 mm
Depth 35 mm
Weight 277 grams
Screen Resolution 4 x 30
Model 2xAA (NiCad or Alkaline) plus an Internal 7.2v NiCad
Keyboard Type QWERTY
System Memory/RAM 640 KB Flash ROM
Built-in Storage 128 KB Static RAM
Wireless Connectivity
Network Bands Network: Mobitex Network
Transmitting: 896 to 902 MHz Receiving: 935 to 941 MHz Transmitting output: 2 Watt
External Features
Data Port RS-232C (Serial)
Citations & Credits
· York University Computer Museum
· gsm_dealer08 - YouTube | CrackBerry
Archived Sources
· 1996.09.18-RIM_Press_Release.png
· 1996.09.18-RIM_Press_Release_-_ARDIS_Support.png
· 1996.09.18-RIM_Press_Release_-_PCS_Narrowban_Support.png
· 1996.09.18-RIM_Press_Release_-_RAM_Support.png
· RIM_Spec_Sheet_For_InteractivePager(Mobitex).png
· Wikipedia_-_Interactive_Pager.pdf
· York_University_Computer_Museum_Canada.pdf