I still didn’t get it why they insist on naming the smart phones fruit names. Life was much easier when Apples, Blackberries, Mangoes were only fruits. I tried to find out the real reason behind the names, and here what i got:
Why Apples are called Apples?
In 1976 , Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak wanted to start a new computer company, and they were looking for some name . Jobs said ‘ I’ve got a great name: Apple Computer.’ Maybe he worked in apple trees. Maybe it had some other meaning to him. Maybe the idea just occurred based upon Apple Records. He had been a musical person, like many technical people are. Both Wozniak and Jobs tried other alternate names such as Executex and Matrix Electronics, but they didn’t like it as much as Apple Computers. And the name was born.
Why Blackberries are called Blackberries
RIM settled on the name “BlackBerry” only after weeks of work by Lexicon Branding Inc., the Sausalito, California-based firm that named Intel Corp.’s Pentium microprocessor and Apple’s PowerBook. It was originally suggested that the phones be called “StrawBerries” because the numerous buttons reminded the marketing dept of the little seeds on a strawberry. It was decided that “StrawBerry” sounded too country, so they went with “BlackBerry” instead, which sounded much more business-like.
Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango”
Windows Phone 7.5 (code-named ‘Mango’) is a major software update for Windows Phone, the mobile operating system by Microsoft. During one of the Microsoft sessions, one of the audeinces asked about the reason why it is called “Mango”, Harish Vaidyanathan, who leads Microsoft Evangelism in India answered that the Windows phone team has had a tradition to end all code names with an “o”. Thus, the King of Fruits has made it’s way into the digital world!
Now we must start of thinking what will be the next fruit in the smart phone world!!