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Default [2004-10-04] NYTimes: BlackBerry, Beloved Gadget, Thrives

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BlackBerry, Beloved Gadget, Continues to Thrive
By IAN AUSTEN

Published: October 4, 2004

ABOUT a year ago, PalmOne was poised to challenge the dominance of the BlackBerry, the wireless e-mail device made by Research in Motion that has become the gadget of choice among celebrities and politicians.

PalmOne seemed to have all the advantages. It had a customer base in the millions while BlackBerry users numbered in the hundreds of thousands. When it acquired Handspring, PalmOne acquired the Treo, a device that combined a BlackBerry-like e-mail device with a Palm-based hand-held computer, giving it all the extras that the Blackberry lacked, like games, cameras and music players....
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/04/te.../04newcon.html
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