Research In Motion is being honored in August with a BlackBerry postage stamp in the Canadian Innovations series. They're being honored in a series that includes the pacemaker, the electric oven & the electric wheelchair.

It's great to see that they're being honored as innovators in a time where their future is unknown to many.

While smart phones and other communications devices, as well as technologies such as push email and mobile apps, are commonplace now, they were nearly the stuff of science fiction 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.