BlackBerry Ltd. develops hardware and software solutions for mobile communications. It provides platforms and solutions, which support multiple wireless network standards through the development of integrated hardware and software services. The company's solutions provide access to information, including e-mail, voice, instant messaging, short message services, the Internet, and intranet-based applications and browsing. Its technology also enables third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services through software development kits, wireless connectivity to data, and other third-party support programs. BlackBerry was founded by Michael Lazaridis, James Laurence Balsillie and Douglas E. Fregin on March 7, 1984 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.