Every so often, a device comes along that changes the way we live our daily lives and things are never the same again. With today's digital technology, such devices may come more frequently than in the past, but our list revolutionary gadgets extends back two centuries.
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From its humble beginnings as a two-way pager in 1999, Research In Motion's BlackBerry has grown to become an icon of corporate life. The familiar cell phone-plus-email device was introduced in 2002 and quickly became a must-have gadget for connected workers. It still commands nearly a third of the U.S. smartphone market, despite strong challenges from the iPhone and Android devices.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.