Google Chairman Eric Schmidt once again photographed using a BlackBerry
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.
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
21. remixfa (Posts: 14251; 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.
32. Trevor (unregistered)
Since when does the 9780 runs QNX and supports Andoid Apps?
40. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Ha ha Trevor remix has no clue what he's talking about ever.
78. Sniggly (Posts: 7221; 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.
94. remixfa (Posts: 14251; 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.
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.
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.
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.
5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; 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
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.
12. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; 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.
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.
24. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; 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!
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 ?
19. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Sorry my uncle knows Steve which proves I'm right.
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
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.
36. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; 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
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.
44. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; 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
52. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Please prove this or stop making stuff up
95. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
u think taco is 16? wow, i actually figured 12 or 13. all mouth and no knowledge.
62. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3045; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I have never seen anyone so dedicated to the icult. You should just drink the koolaid already.
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.
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
96. remixfa (Posts: 14251; 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.
85. Sniggly (Posts: 7221; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I believe you, Evo. I don't give a s**t whether anyone else does.
93. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Thanks I really have no reason to make this up. Sniggly check out this website.
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.
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.
10. DumbassDouche (unregistered)
Consumer Reports couldnt even tell people to buy it because it was so bad...get ur facts straight!
23. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5977; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I imagine that Taco believes Consumer Reports is a bunch of know-nothing Android trolls.... Which is why they don't count as a credible review of the iPhone.
27. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
lol I know, Consumer Reports are all Android Trolls who got paid by Google to say the iPhone 4 can't be recommended. lol Sh*t I was one of those Consumer Reports trolls who said the iPhone 4 was an unrecommendable phone! lol
30. gallitoking (Posts: 4693; Member since: 17 May 2011)
consumer reports also stated that smoking is bad for you.... i dont see the sales of cigarrettes slow down anytime soon... Obama uses an iphone and Ipad.. and I do what my president does...
39. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
lol You are crazy gallitoking! lmao!
80. Sniggly (Posts: 7221; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
On the one website where user reviews are allowed for the iPhone, the rating stands at 4 and a half stars. Other high end Android devices stand at 4 or 4 and a half stars.
Oh yes, another fact based smackdown from the Sniggly.
8. Knicknevin (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)
i would welcome everyone to pay attention to the source of the article.
Obviously they will be promoting the blackberry above the others and taking shots at those others. That last line is a prime example of what this article shouldn't trusted.
37. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)
Or Crackberry was the only site that cared enough to post this useless story.
73. snowgator (Posts: 3335; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
No, it seems to have made this site named Phone Arena as well. I could post a link to it of you want me to ...
9. Mr. Clean (unregistered)
If anyone is a tool, it's you. Now that PA provides us with the authors name you can check out prior stories. This Guy has written positive and negative stories about the iPhone and Android.
11. DumbassDouche (unregistered)
Doesn't matter an UNBIASED site is supposed to NEVER show favortism in journalism, learn about being a real writer.
13. DumbassDouche (unregistered)
"It's official. Consumer Reports' engineers have just completed testing the iPhone 4, and have confirmed that there is a problem with its reception. When your finger or hand touches a spot on the phone's lower left side—an easy thing, especially for lefties—the signal can significantly degrade enough to cause you to lose your connection altogether if you're in an area with a weak signal. Due to this problem, we can't recommend the iPhone 4.
We reached this conclusion after testing all three of our iPhone 4s (purchased at three separate retailers in the New York area) in the controlled environment of CU's radio frequency (RF) isolation chamber. In this room, which is impervious to outside radio signals, our test engineers connected the phones to our base-station emulator, a device that simulates carrier cell towers (see video: IPhone 4 Design Defect Confirmed). We also tested several other AT&T phones the same way, including the iPhone 3G S and the Palm Pre. None of those phones had the signal-loss problems of the iPhone 4.
Our findings call into question the recent claim by Apple that the iPhone 4's signal-strength issues were largely an optical illusion caused by faulty software that "mistakenly displays 2 more bars than it should for a given signal strength."
The tests also indicate that AT&T's network is not the primary suspect in the iPhone 4's much-reported signal woes."
16. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Consumer reports also said it was the best smartphone they had ever used.
17. DumbassDouche (unregistered)
lol, for gaming and the screen at the time. They have since gone on to say Samsungs screens on their high end phones are much better and much more durable.
So basically, nothing...cant wait for iOS5! Its a direct copy of ANDROID! lololololol
Drop down notifications, resizable widgets! Wow, LAWWWWWSUITS coming! :-)
20. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
You mean kind of how androids whole OS is a direct copy of Apple.
Try again fandroid.
Is this superevo with another one of your accounts?
25. ngo2dd (Posts: 875; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
Please tell me what have Android copy from iOS. Is it the widget?, the fold system? the notification bar? The multitasking? Please tell me? And if you say because HTC has one ruling that is not final against them in patient lawsuilt then I can say iOS is a direct copy of Nokia, Kodak, and S3 to name a few patient suit that have lost. Please stop your trolling.
26. LOLOLOL (unregistered)
How is Android a rip of iOS?
iOS is a random grouping of shortcuts, with no customization, the only thing similar is they are both touchscreen phones.
Android and WP7 have much more to offer than iOS, and now that iOS is getting beat up over its lack of features they decided to STEAL all of Android's features, except Flash support lol. Maybe one day they will stop using internal batterys, and add external memory, and the BASICS of every other phone.
No one stole from Apple because they SUCK, but now to play catch up Apple sues everyone and copies Android....good business there!
Youre a tool, I work for AT&T and youre the kind of customer i feel sorry for when you walk out of the store because youre an idiot with a bad phone that doesnt listen to common sense basics when compared to all other phones. I just pray you get pushed into a pool and Apple asks for $700 for a replacement.
34. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Pinch to zoom
Sensor to turn off screen
Black slab design
Android has been ruled to be in violation of two Apple patents and will soon be banned from the US market.
64. ngo2dd (Posts: 875; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
Are you that stupid? Black slab design was on the LG Prade. Kinetic scrolling really? Folders was on android 1.0 and when did iOS get folder? Oh that is right 4.0 webkit browser is open source, and Opera been using way longer then iOS. Multiple Screen Symbian had tho long before iOS
66. snowgator (Posts: 3335; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Respect your right to be wrong. I have actually been one of the voices on here that are open minded to the fact that Apple may have a case on Android. But if you really think anyone in the U.S. Federal system will ban HTC, or anyone else, from selling product in the U.S. based on two patent infringements out of the thousands that are out there, you are in need of walking away from the worm at the bottom of your bottle. That would open up way too much of a legal nightmare. This is a world economy now, and there is no such thing as "stand alone" assembled product. If Apple gets other manufacterers banned, every company that has a patent and competetion would try to do the same thing to it's rivals. If Apple wins, HTC will pay on the infringment. Period. Anything else is a slippery slope that only the consumers will slide down.
84. Sniggly (Posts: 7221; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Okay, let's go over this item by item:
Pinch to zoom: Was not invented by Apple. They bought out the company that invented it for touchpads and used the gesture first on a touchscreen. But didn't invent it.
Kinetic scrolling: Don't know about that one, but for a large app list/web page/other content it makes sense as a feature: swipe faster to go faster. Android would've included it whether or not Apple came up with it first.
"Swipe gesture" This is meaningless. Are you really saying only Apple could figure out on their own that swipe gestures are useful on a touchscreen, an interface you don't want to clutter up with soft buttons if at all possible?
App Store: It's been said a dozen times already that app stores containing third party apps written for platforms has been something done for OSes long before iOS.
Webkit browser: You cannot say with a straight face that Android is copying something that was deliberately released by Apple with the specific intent for OTHER COMPANIES TO USE IT.
Multiple screens: Only certain skins of Android use multiple screens for their app trays; others, like ALL THREE OF MY MOTOROLA PHONES and Sense before 3.0, have a vertical, single app list. If you're referring to the home screen, again: it's really a facsimile of a desktop on a Windows computer, with its rearrangable icons and customizable wallpaper, as well as notification tray (task bar) and Start button (app tray.) The whole thing is considered one continuous homescreen which is split up into sections.
Folders: has been covered by others here. Not invented by Apple.
Sensor to turn off screen: Are you f**king serious? That was an invention of necessity for ALL touchscreen phones! Otherwise you'd be accidentally pressing buttons on your phone as you talk on it!
Black Slab Design: Nope, other phones did it first. How else are you going to design a touchscreen phone, other than to have it be a slab? And black is a good neutral color. Which phones have been using FOREVER.
And no, sorry, Android will never be banned. The ITC is smart enough, unlike you, to realize that doing so would f**k up too many international companies to count and lead to the collapse of the wireless industry. Even Apple doesn't have enough power to mindf**k them into doing something THAT stupid.
97. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
webkit browser? really? lololol. app store?? multiple screens? FOLDERS THAT IT JUST RECENTLY GOT AND WINDOWS 5 HAD!?!? LOLOLOLOL
BLACK SLAB DESIGN1?!?!
SWIPING THE SCREEN!!?!?!?!
the only things on that list that hold merrit are
pinch to zoom &
-webkit browser wasnt invented or a patent held by apple
-swiping the screen has been around since touch screens came out in the 80s.
-app store? apps have been around for over a decade for smartphones. only thing apple did was centralize it for regulation
-multiple screens? u think this was the first touch screen phone or something? lol they have had multiple screens since the first Palm!!
-folders? Windows and palm had them first,blackberry and android has had it since their beginning, and iOS was the LAST one to get it
-screen sensors?!? really!?!?! lol
black slab design?? the LG prada was the iphone's inspiration. The iphone is a direct rip off of it. There have been many "slab" phones before the iphone. The iphone was just the first massively successful one.
you are one DUMB fanboy.
99. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
wanted to edit the webkit point. its open source. I cant wait for taco bel grande to try to ride me for that mistake.. lol.
29. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4526; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Dude you are such a coward. So now anyone who is unregistered is me. taco50 you are a silly little man, are you going to always blame me when other unregistered people have good points? Thank you for giving me the credit but I have to respectfully say it's not me & I most certainly will not take the credit for DumbassDouche comments. Hey he makes good points though. lol
38. DJ Legacy (unregistered)
LOL, I do have good points :-)
Wait so having multiple menus is a copies idea?
So then MAC stole all of windows operating system?! Menus, internet browsing, the ability to save and send files, email, picture and video viewing, icons, shortcuts, power on and off, screen savers, sleep mode, the ability to wirelessly connect to a network...etc
STFU you god damned newb, Taco...U make yourself look bad everytime you type something.
42. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Actually Apple used windows first and Microsoft then took it from Apple.
How many phones before the iPHone has multiple screens you could swipe across to store app? Please let me know?
What about everything else I listed. By your silence I assume you accept defeat.
47. DJ Legacy (unregistered)
What? So basics are now owned properties? Its only intellectual data that can be owned. So what youre saying is folders for organization and selling software is an apple owned idea? Companies have been selling software in stores for YEARS! Basic phones could download games and things, seems like APPLE ripped those Ideas too. What about being able to dial out and make a phone call? Apple stole that whole dialpad, connecting to a network via 3g channels from I believe a Nokia patent....but you know, you have a great point about....nothing, so far. Keep up the good work!
53. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
So how many companies had app stores before Apple? Did Rim - no, did android - no, did microsoft - no, did palm - no
So who's the one copying if Apple comes out with it first and then everyone else follows and adds it.
55. Madden (unregistered)
lil fagghget wanker again in denial....blink as fack...