Watch Blackberry on Prime Video
Watch Blackberry on Prime Video – The founders of BlackBerry struggle to survive their own success.
A company that toppled global giants before succumbing to the ruthlessly competitive forces of Silicon Valley.
Watch Blackberry on Prime Video – This is not a conventional tale of modern business failure by fraud and greed.
The rise and fall of BlackBerry reveals the dangerous speed at which innovators race along the information superhighway.
Mike Lazaridis and Douglas ‘Doug’ Fregin are friends developing a groundbreaking idea: putting e-mail capabilities into a mobile phone.
Watch Blackberry on Prime Video – The concept would be the winning idea of the early 2000s and revolutionize the budding tech industry.
But before the meteoric rise of the company and its flagship product, the BlackBerry smartphone, the business needed a shot in the arm from cutthroat capitalist Jim Balsillie.
Watch Blackberry on Prime Video – As sales soared and the business thrived, the people behind the product grew isolated by their success and the multimillion-dollar empire began to crumble.
Storyline of Blackberry on Prime Video
Blackberry is a tech drama movie produced by Rhombus Media and Zapruder Films. The movie is based on the book Losing the Signal by Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff which charts the rise and fall of the mobile phone company Blackberry.
The movie is directed by Canadian filmmaker Matt Johnson, who is known for the independent conspiracy thriller Operation Avalanche.
Johnson co-wrote the screenplay with Matthew Miller and stars in the movie as BlackBerry co-founder Douglas Fregin.
BlackBerry features Jay Baruchel portraying the original co-founder of the company, Mike Lazaridis.
He is joined by Glenn Howerton who plays CEO Jim Balsillie.
Cary Elwes, Saul Rubinek, Michael Ironside, Rich Sommer, SungWon Cho, and Michelle Giroux are in the expanded cast.
There aren’t too many companies who have reached the pinnacle of their industry, only to later flop due to lack of innovation or a stubborn insistence on holding on to the past.
Tremendous success and absolute failure are not typically associated with the same company.
Blockbuster Video and Pan Am Airlines come to mind as examples of industry leaders whose refusal to adapt, culminated with closure, and it’s likely that Blackberry belongs in the category, at least as presented here by writer-director Matt Johnson and co-writer Matthew Miller, adapting the book by Jacquie McNish.
Blackberry on Prime Video Trivia
Blackberry on Prime Video Trivia – The first BlackBerry device, the 850, was introduced in 1999 as a two-way pager in Munich, Germany.
Blackberry on Prime Video Trivia – BlackBerry was a solution devised by RIM for delivering e-mail over several different wireless networks.
Blackberry on Prime Video Trivia – The name BlackBerry was coined by the marketing company Lexicon Branding.
Blackberry on Prime Video Trivia – The name was chosen out of about 40 potential names, because of the resemblance of the keyboard’s buttons to that of the drupelets that compose the blackberry fruit, and the instant pronunciation which reflected the speed of this push email system.