BlackBerry Limited, formerly known as Research In Motion Limited (RIM)is a Canadian telecommunication and wireless equipment company best known as the developer of the BlackBerry brand of smartphones and tablets. The company is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It was founded by Mike Lazaridis, who served as its co-CEO along with Jim Balsillie until January 22, 2012; as of August 2013, the company's CEO is Thorsten Heins.

Research In Motion Limitedwas founded in 1984 by Mike Lazaridis; he named the company in reference to the term "poetry in motion", which he had recently encountered in a football-related article in a newspaper.