Research in Motion
Research in Motion (RIM) was founded in 1984 by engineering students Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin as a wireless data technology developer. In 1988 RIM became the first wireless data technology developer in North America. In 1996, RIM introduced the first two-way messaging pager, Inter@ctive Pager, which paved the way for future wireless technology that the company would produce. Renamed BlackBerry in 2013, the company continues to design and manufacture smartphones and tablets.