Apparently yesterday marked the 35th anniversary of the founding of Research In Motion in Waterloo, Ontario. My bad for missing this!

To honour the occasion here's a star-studded montage of well-wishers courtesy of the official BlackBerry YouTube channel:



BNN Bloomberg has also published a retrospective chronicling the ups and downs of the former king of mobile messaging. While I'm not currently a BlackBerry user myself, it seems to me that in terms of their mobile device business they (and TCL) have done pretty well as a boutique provider of security-hardened Android phones. As a random testament to their enduring presence, "Captain Two-Phones"—aka Michael Fisher—carries one:



So a belated HBD to BlackBerry and its fans... May there be many more for you to enjoy!

Sources: BNN Bloomberg, CrackBerry