les channels. Regulatory Matters The company’s products must be approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) before they can be used in commercial quantities in the United States. In Canada, the relevant regulatory authority is Industry Canada. The European Community (EC) defines EC marking requirements within the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive for use in EC member states. Competition Providers of mobile operating system platforms that compete with the company’s BlackBerry platform include Apple (iOS), Google (Android) and Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) (Windows Phone). In the wireless data communications access market, the company competes with: Apple; Google; Samsung; LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company; Lenovo Group Ltd.; HTC Corporation; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; Microsoft; Nokia Corporation; ZTE Corporation; Xiaomi Inc.; IBM; SAP AG; Citrix; VMware, Inc.; Mobile Iron, Inc.; and Good Technology Corporation. Providers of embedded software that compete with the company's QNX business include Microsoft, which offers a competitive product (Compact Embedded or CE) and the Windows 8 Automotive stack for automotive infotainment applications. Other competitors of the company's QNX business include Green Hills Software, Intel Corporation, MontaVista Software, Mentor Graphics Corporation, and Sysgo AG. Products that compete with the company's BBM service include Facebook's WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Microsoft's Skype, Line, Apple's iMessage, WeChat, Viber, Kik, Kakao Talk, Telegram and Snapchat. Competitors of the BlackBerry IoT platform include Cumulocity, Exosite, and IBM. History BlackBerry Limited was founded in 1984. The company was incorporated under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (OBCA) in 1984. It was formerly known as Research In Motion Limited and changed its name to BlackBerry Limited in 2013.
blackberry ltd (BBRY:NASDAQ GS)
2200 University Avenue East
Waterloo, ON N2K 0A7
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