BlackBerry Limited is a public company traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange and originally founded as Research in Motion Limited back in 1984. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company specializes in the development of smart phones and smart phone software and apps. The original BlackBerry mobile phone was unique in that it featured a QWERTY keyboard instead of a touch screen phone. Today, many of the BlackBerry cell phones retain this design, including the Passport, the Q10, the Bold and the Curve. BlackBerry smart phones can be used on a number of different carriers and can be purchased online from blackberry.com.