RIMResearch in Motion became Canada's Most Valuable Company this week, when during intraday trading on Tuesday RIM's market cap surpassed $68 Billion on the TSX, briefly eclipsing the reigning titleholder Royal Bank. This most recent surge in value came on the news that RIM has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent to sell BlackBerrys into China.

It takes the effort of thousands of people to run a successful company like RIM is today. But every story has a beginning, and in RIM's case its humble beginnings go back to 1984 and a couple of engineering students in Waterloo...

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