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RIM 950 R900M-2-PW Two-Way Pager, 1998

This is a Two-Way Pager. It was manufactured by Research in Motion. It is dated 1998 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is molded plastic, electronic components. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Before the advent of the cell phone, pagers were a primary means of rapid notification and response in emergencies. The RIM 950, released in 1998, was among the very first devices to be able to send and receive e-mail messages wirelessly. This e-mail feature contributed to the pager’s gain in popularity as a social and business tool. One of the manufacturer Research in Motion’s primary goals was to provide e-mail access everywhere, a novelty at the time.

This object was donated by Robert Greenberg. It is credited Gift of Robert M. Greenberg.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (in cradle): 6.5 × 9 × 7 cm (2 9/16 × 3 9/16 × 2 3/4 in.)

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RIM 950 R900M-2-PW Two-Way Pager, 1998; Manufactured by Research in Motion ; molded plastic, electronic components; H x W x D (in cradle): 6.5 × 9 × 7 cm (2 9/16 × 3 9/16 × 2 3/4 in.); Gift of Robert M. Greenberg; 2017-51-5-a/c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Bob Greenberg Selects.

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