There’s something strange about just how many company names in the technology industry are based on fruit. Have you noticed? We in the V3 offices certainly have, it’s been something of a hot topic for many a year.
So, when we saw that World Health Day was rolling around, organised by those lovely folk at the World Health Organisation (WHO), we decided it was the perfect opportunity to celebrate this fruity theme, and squeeze in a few fruit-based puns.
We’ve listed 10 of our favourite fruit-based brands in this week’s top 10 for your picking. There are so many we could have had, though, there are no doubt some missing you were hoping to see. Let us know your favourites in the comments box below.
Earlier this year BlackBerry ditched its long-winded, uninspiring name Research in Motion (RIM) in favour of just being officially known as BlackBerry.
The move finally brought the company up to speed with the rest of the world, which had been calling the firm by its devices' name for years, as it’s easy to say and remember.
The name was apparently chosen as the result of many a meeting with a branding company, which said that the key resembled little seeds and because the devices were black in colour, the name BlackBerry was chosen. Makes sense, sought of.
Given the tough market conditions the firm now faces, though, will users be able to pick BlackBerry devices in the future?
If nothing else, the name did make for some good puns for Harry Enfield and Ronnie Corbett.
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