Research in Motion releases the BlackBerry, one of the first of what were called personal digital assistants.
The handheld device combined a mobile pager with email capabilities. Later versions allow texting and wireless Internet access.
The name “BlackBerry” was chosen because its keyboard buttons looked like the individual drupelets of the fruit.
3M provides innovations for dental offices with the Zaris® professional tooth-whitening system using its microreplication technology to whiten teeth faster.
3M introduces its high-efficiency dental mirror.
The company uses a new type of reflective film made from polyester for its mirror.