Where did the name Blackberry come from and what does it stand for? My wife asked me this questionthis morning. I have no clue where the name came from or what it is supposed to mean. Was wondering how many folks on this site were in the same boat.
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"Bluetooth" was named after a Viking who was a Danish King-Harald Blatand. Blatand was loosely translated into “Bluetooth” But what could an ancient king name got to do with the wireless transferring technology? They may not have connection between each other, but it comes from an interesting origin: Harald Blatand is reported to have united Demark and Norway, and hence so as the wireless technology uniting people.
"Bluetooth" was the code-name given by engineers from Ericsson to honor a tenth-century Viking king, Harald Bluetooth, who reigned from 940 to 985. He was credited for unifying Denmark, bringing order to the country. In all honesty, Harald's name was actually Blåtand, but was roughly translated in English as "Bluetooth." But don't take this to mean the color of his teeth were blue. Blåtand actually referred to the color of Harald's hair, which was a very dark color that was not typical of Vikings.