In Pictures: 11 not entirely useless factoids about BlackBerry maker RIM

Trivial pursuits swirling around BlackBerry World 2012

RIM’s first office

Lazaridis and Fregin rented an office in the second floor of a strip mall at 55 Erb Street E., Waterloo, Ontario. The mall – now the Erb Professional Centre - is still there, 1.99 miles from RIM’s global headquarters, complete with a yoga studio and a hair salon among other local businesses. Their landlord, quoted in Alastair Sweeny’s “BlackBerry Planet,” said they were two kids who “needed one room. And they needed a bike rack because it was so hard to tie their bicycles up on the railings. I’ll never forget that.”

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