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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt once again photographed using a BlackBerry

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt once again photographed using a BlackBerry
Just because Eric Schmidt is no longer Google's CEO doesn't mean it is good publicity for him to parade around with a BlackBerry device. After all, Schmidt remains Chairman of the Mountain View based company that developed the Android open source OS.

Schmidt was in Indonesia attending an economic summit when the picture was snapped of him using a BlackBerry Bold 9780 to take a picture. Sure, BlackBerry handsets are supposed to be the smartphone that serious businessmen pick. But when the business in question includes providing the Android OS and a ton of applications for Android phones, it makes you wonder.

This isn't the first time that the executive was caught sporting a 'Berry. About 2 years ago Schmidt was found snapping a photo with his BlackBerry Curve 8900. We are wondering if perhaps the Chairman of Google is tired of having to keep his Android phone plugged in all day.

source: Crackberry

Eric Schmidt recently using his BlackBerry Bold 9780 (L) and 2 years ago using a Curve 8900 (R)
Eric Schmidt recently using his BlackBerry Bold 9780 (L) and 2 years ago using a Curve 8900 (R)

Eric Schmidt recently using his BlackBerry Bold 9780 (L) and 2 years ago using a Curve 8900 (R)




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posted on 25 Jul 2011, 10:33 7

1. box (unregistered)


Maybe he has multiple smartphones. There are things that Blackberries do that are still superior to other smartphones, not the least of which revolves around business use. It looks like he's at a conference for RIM (RIMpire Strikes Back), so even more reason to be using one. Who knows, maybe Google will start helping Blackberry, or they'll start sharing features to better stay competetitve

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 12:52 5

21. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


concidering blackberry's QNX platform has access to the android market and apps, its not a far fetched thought that maybe he has a development blackberry with QNX on it. The companies ARE working together in a least a minor fashion. As long as he isnt caught with an iphone all is good in the world.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:29 4

32. Trevor (unregistered)


Since when does the 9780 runs QNX and supports Andoid Apps?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:08 3

40. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Ha ha Trevor remix has no clue what he's talking about ever.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 23:43 3

78. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


SHUT THE f**k UP.

Are those instructions simple enough for you to follow, Taco? You whine and act like a butthurt victim ("I only act like an asshole because they're assholes to meeee!!!") only to come onto this post, where literally NO ONE had bashed you or Apple yet, and attack remixfa for no reason at all.

You pretentious coward, you elitist bitch. Learn to not be a hypocritical s**tstain.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 08:37 3

94. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


proving yet again, you lack reading comprehension and are the biggest and loudest idiot on the site. bravo, taco, bravo.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 18:00 2

60. iPoop (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


since when did he say 9780?? dude start reading his post. it clearly says- " its not a far fetched thought that maybe he has a development blackberry with QNX on it. "
i think the key word there is DEVELOPMENT, meaning its experimental, like the iPhone 5/4s is.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 10:34 2

2. Geeksarebest (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


Or it could be that like most developers, he was checking out the new Blackberry device to see how it works. My bosses go through 3-4 phones a month just spending a little bit of time with them to get a good feel for the OS, functionality and form of the handsets.

It's hard to say "Our phones/OS are/is better than _____." when you've never used one to compare.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 10:38 9

3. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


lmao at the last line "tired of keeping the phone plugged in all day". Even google doesn't like their own OS.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 11:02 11

5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Dude Steve Jobs has a Black Berry not the toy iPhone he is promoting. All big corporate leaders have Black Berry's, just like everyone in the government of the United States of America. Black Berry service is something that no other company can or has replicated. It is unique. If RIM falls Black Berry will stay alive with its service. They will license the service so it will work with other phones, incase RIM can't stay in the mobile phone race. Black Berry service is the only real time service out there. It is trusted by all big wigs INCLUDING Steve Jobs! So there is your big dose of reality taco50! lol

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 11:03 7

6. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Please show me proof Steve Jobs uses a blackberry? I've seen his email responses that say sent from my iPhone.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 11:35 7

12. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Dude the company my Father works for made the Wall Street Journal App for the iPhone & the iPad. He has sat down with Steve Jobs & a representative of the Wall Street Journal personally. My Father has seen them both answer their Black Berries. Dude you are a sad person if you think Steve Jobs personal phone is an iPhone. lol Anyone can send an email that says it's from Steve Jobs, sent from my iPhone. That is PR move so iSheep like yourself believe Steve Jobs has an iPhone. I am sure he has an iPhone, but he most definitely doesn’t use it for work. lol My old man has Steve Jobs personal number in his Black Berry right now. The story gets more detailed but we will leave it at that. lol You don't have to believe me, I know your iSheep mind won't be able to comprehend what I am saying.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 11:59 5

15. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


So the proof you have is that your Dad knows Steve Jobs personally and he saw him use and iPhone. Lmao you're pathetic.


Well my uncle lives next door to Steve Jobs and he can see him walking his dog everyday with his iPhone.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 13:15 4

24. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


taco50 I can prove that to you, I really can. I just can't compromise both the corporation my Father works for & Apple's confidentiality clause. Look you don't have to believe me, but IF you really think Steve Jobs uses an iPhone for work is totally silly & just plain stupid. taco50 any head of any BIG corporation is on a Black Berry. Google Black Berry & read it's benefits, you will soon see what a toy your iPhone really is! lol Like ToneDef & I both said anyone can edit & change a signature. Again you don’t have to believe me, but it’s INSANELY funny you think Steve Jobs work phone is a iPhone because his email says his name, sent from my iPhone. lol Now that is funny!

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 12:21 4

18. ToneDef (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Guess what ? The signature on any smartphone can be edited. So even if you're using phone XYZ, you can edit its email sig to say 'sent from ABC'. Geddit ?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 12:29 4

19. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Sorry my uncle knows Steve which proves I'm right.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:16 3

31. applesauce (unregistered)


Ah, so your uncle is the one that gave you the access to become jobs' personal combination-footrest/cumcatcher? That explains your slavish dedication.

Most high-powered executives have multiple devices with different OSes. I'm good friends with one of the CFOs of a Fortune 500 company based out of my hometown, and he, as well as others of his boardroom, have Blackberries, Nokia E-series, and Windows Mobile phones at the same time. One of the perks of having an assistant is having someone to carry your phones around for them , especially because that much weight would make their multi-thousand-dollar suit hang poorly

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:33 5

33. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I know Eric Schmidt personally and he uses an iPad at home and a blackberry for work. He told me he despises android and he's only in it for the money.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:55 5

36. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Ok taco50 now you are sounding like the 16 year old I always thought you were. Face it Steve Jobs work phone is a Black Berry, his PR phone is an iPhone. taco50 let me have your number so I can show you how Steve Jobs can send you a text with a signature that says sent from my iPhone from MY Android phone! lol

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:10 4

41. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're the one that claims to know these people personally and then use that as "proof". There's lots of proof and pictures showing Steve Jobs using an iPhone. I'm asking you to provide some proof, other than "my dad", that he uses a blackberry.

Are you suggesting Steve Jobs uses a blackberry and changes the signature to "sent from my iPhone"? Come on get real.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:18 5

44. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


taco50 this is simple to understand. Steve Jobs does have an iPhone, just mostly to avoid a PR nightmare. Do you understand that? Now his work phone which he conducts BUSINESS with is a Black Berry. NOW do you understand? Is you iSheep brain hurting now? lol I know you are sad, but at least he does have an iPhone! lol

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:08 3

52. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Please prove this or stop making stuff up

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 08:43 2

95. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


u think taco is 16? wow, i actually figured 12 or 13. all mouth and no knowledge.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 19:05 5

62. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I have never seen anyone so dedicated to the icult. You should just drink the koolaid already.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:51 3

49. Uzzelien (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)


You need to check that again. I know more local government people who have android phones/other OSes then I do who have BB's for the simple fact that they can get to their stuff faster then with a BB.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:08 2

51. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


exactly there's lots of business users that no longer use blackberry. The majority are switching to iPhones

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 08:45

96. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


That was true.. but I've seen many business go from BB to iOS then either back to BB or to Android. iOS is a toy phone. It lacks the advanced security features in BB which is why Rim has such a lock down on businesses. Even android (especially the much maligned motoBlur which has even more business funcionality) has advanced security for business.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 00:36 2

85. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I believe you, Evo. I don't give a s**t whether anyone else does.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 07:52 2

93. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Thanks I really have no reason to make this up. Sniggly check out this website.
http://www.rsgmedia.com
Then go to the tabs on the top of the page & click about us, then on the drop down go to customers. You will see all the customers RSG Media has. I am really not making this up.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 10:53 7

4. OhYeahMaaaaan (unregistered)


I love how an "unbiased" site always takes shots like "keeping it plugged in all day" on android and slurps iPhones and tells people the iphone 4 is great when most companies said the iphone4 was terrible for calls, reception, durability, and feature lacking like Flash...way to prove your writers are complete tools.

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