RIM’s BlackBerry gets stamped by Canada Post

Kate O'Brien

August 15, 2011 7:22am

Forget the recent William & Kate commemorative stamps. RIM’s BlackBerry smartphone has been immortalized on ink in the Canada Post “Made in Canada” inventor series. In total there are four inventions that were honoured: Electric Oven, Pacemaker, Electric Wheelchair and the BlackBerry.

Curious why the BlackBerry smartphone made the cut? In the description it was because in “1999, when Research in Motion (RIM) founders Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie introduced the now iconic BlackBerry. Their invention freed information workers from their desks and changed the way the world communicates. Subsequent versions and continuous innovation have kept RIM and its BlackBerry device a front runner in the massive smart phone market.”

Source: Canada Post
Via: CrackBerry

  • mda

    Good for you BlackBerry!
    *(Finally some good news and advertising for BB!)

  • arber

    No one even uses stamps anymore…..

  • Ken

    It’s two out of date items paired together!!!!

  • mda

    They should have included the track ball into the picture because that was the common thing in BBs when BB was the top cellphone company.

  • Alex Perrier

    Gotta love what Canadians invented! Okay, the BlackBerry still needs a little catching up to do. Video chatting is almost essential, and the fast modems help make this seamless. So BlackBerry, make sure to survive and not just remain a stamp! 😐

  • Ryan Bidan

    They should have a pic of me on the stamp.

  • Quagmire

    I guess these go hand in hand. Nobody uses stamps anymore. Nobody uses BlackBerries anymore lol

  • cody

    BB sucks so bad they have to use the old phones to compare them