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Old 07-04-2006, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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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There was a long discussion on this exact question a long time ago - no idea where the post is, but I found this in Wikipedia and agrees with what I remember being said - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlackBerry#Name_origin

Not a bad Wikipedia entry, in any event!
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wow, thought there was more behind the name
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wow, thought there was more behind the name
There rarely ever is.
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Origin of Bluetooth is pretty interesting too!
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Wasn't that the actual name of the inventor?
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Origin of Bluetooth is pretty interesting too!
Indeed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetoo...e_and_the_logo
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Yes, and

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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.
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"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.
But for the definitive answer, go to the BlueTooth site:
http://bluetooth.com/Bluetooth/SIG/Who/History/
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And to think that I thought Bluetooth was a translation for "overhyped technology"
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And to think that I thought Bluetooth was a translation for "overhyped technology"
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Or "Hello?"
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