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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt once again photographed using a BlackBerry

0. phoneArena 25 Jul 2011, 10:23 posted on

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt was photographed taking a picture with his smartphone; normally this wouldn't be news except that the phone in the exec's hand was a BlackBerry; two years ago, Schmidt was also caught using a 'Berry...

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posted on 25 Jul 2011, 18:22 2

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

let me show you what's wrong in your post.
Pinch to zoom- ok i agree with that, apple DID come up with it first.
Kinetic Scrolling- Really dude, so if i want to swipe to scroll that's copying?? yeah right!
Swipe Gesture- ummm... i believe the LG Prada was the first to use Capacitive screens, AND the SWIPE functions.
App Store- one name... GETJAR!!!! they had apps before the iPhone!!
Webkit Browser- it's open source. Android can take it if it wants it.
Multiple Screens- again refer to LG Prada.
Folders- were on symbian first
Sensor to turn off screen- dude, you do know that that has NOTHING to do with iOS, its called a proximity sensor. Used on cars before.
Black Slab design (you forgot White Slab Design)-DUDE!!! its a black SLAB!!! used on phones WAAAAY before the iPhone was created- eg- Nokia 3310. that was actually a SLAB!!!
so you see, the only thing you 'invented' was pinch to zoom.

as you can see, i completely decimated your comment leaving only one survivor so he can tell hes friends not to mess with Android.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 23:53 2

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

Actually, Xerox used a windows based GUI first and Apple ripped it off of them.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 10:55

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

actually, MS stole it from Xerox. Apple is always a step behind. :)

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 11:37 3

14. DumbassDouche (unregistered)

I guess that means RAVE reviews from everyone? Oh wait, only the iSHEEP think that peice of garbage is good.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 13:05

22. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

Atleast it is not an iphone :)

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:01

28. Fred the Owl (unregistered)

Somebody is reading waaaaay to hard into this...

Plus Taco's are s****y if you don't get them from the right restaurant, keep in mind.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:48 3

35. SP (unregistered)

You all are nerds...lol

But I guarantee you any CEO of a fortune 500 company is using a Blackberry for business...whether we all like it or not, aside from apps and games, the BB is very efficient. As a CEO I could not phathom using another device for my employees

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:13 1

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

and what is your guarantee based on?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:33 1

45. bboeckman (unregistered)

Is it just me or all of you failing to take into account that on the projector in the background it says, "RIMpire strikes back" ??? My money is on him being at a RIM event where demo models are available for use and testing. Its probably not even his. And even if it is, like everyone else said, Corp powerhouses use blackberries because of there security

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:40 1

48. skymitch89 (Posts: 1299; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

Maybe he has a Blackberry because almost all of them are global phones and there are a limited number of Android phones that are goal. Also, who knows maybe Google is in talks to buy out Blackberry, or maybe they are in talks to bring Blackberry features to Android. Only he, and those close around him, know the truth as to what he was/is doing with a Blackberry.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:10

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

you must work for Verizon. iPhone is a global phone

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 17:27 3

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

*correction* the AT&T one is a global phone. The CDMA (Verizon) one isn't. get your facts straight

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 20:07

104. iosmaster (Posts: 115; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)

Hmmm well cdma its also a global phone latín america and Australia use it perhaps some places in europe

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 17:49

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

I was saying he works for Verizon so he thinks androids and iPhone aren't global, but that's only on VZW.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 17:54 3

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

i agree with you, suprisingly, i don't like the CDMA network i hope everyone just switches to GSM instead

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 14:23

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

CDMA has much better building penetration and works over longer distances so its cheaper to keep up.
Both GSM and CDMA are going away in the next 10 years for the most part as everyone moves to LTE

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:06 3

50. biophone (Posts: 1956; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Hey i am a android
And i am a iphone
Android: (crashes)
Android: o sorry there i have that virus that is going around stay away from me iphone
Iphone: o thats ok i have a very secure os so virsues arent a big deal as iphones really dont get viruses.
Android: yeah but i am a quadcore phone with (lags)
Android: 4g
Iphone: well everything is smooth with me
Android: ok but when have 4g speeds like me you get things done (runs out of battery)
Iphone: android you there
Iphone: ok guys we lost him.
Schmitt: dang my android is out of battery time to use my berry

Haha this would be such a great apple commercial i would lol.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 17:25 3

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

Android: hey
iOS : hey
iOS: (loses signal and can't continue chat)
*iOS has signed out*
*iOS signs in again*
iOS: sorry, my owner forgot to put on my bumper case and held me the wrong way, so I lost all signal.
Android: hahahahaha sucker
iOS: how dare you??? i will sue you!!!!
Android: dude stop being a bitch.
iOS: i am complaining to Schmidt about you using bad words!
Android: due are you like 5???
iOS: yes, yes I am
Android: well i am 4 years old, and I am already more mature.
iOS: I'm getting iMessage, it's like Blackberry's BBM, but its only that we copied it, and changed the name.
Android: and you say we copy O.o
iOS: pis(loses signal again)
*iOS has signed out*
Steve: dang! I knew i should have bought the galaxy!

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 20:13

65. biophone (Posts: 1956; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Hey i am a evo 3d
And i am a iphone
Iphone: are you ok there evo 3d
Evo e3d: i now have 3d but anytime i use it i get headaches
Iphone: apple spends alot of time on me to make sure i am safe
Evo 3d: i am just another android phone that got rushed and has issues
Iphone: why dont we get play a game together do you have gamecenter
Evo 3d: no i have a killer calculator
Iphone: o well then why dont we play a game on the app store
Evo 3d: all i have is the market which is great for to keep up with stocks(runs out of battery)

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 14:28 1

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

hi.. i am a hacker at a national hacking contest..

I can easily hack Blackberry and apple..

I have been unable to break into android or windows phone 7

I always wonder why iphone fans keep telling android fans that their OS is insecure and iOS is..
yet iOS is almost always the first to fall in a hacking competition.
Fastest hack is around 12 seconds start to finish to remove important data from the iphone.


posted on 25 Jul 2011, 20:23

67. biophone (Posts: 1956; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Hey i am a droid
And i am a iphone
Droid: hey iphone check out this killer new app store i have its called market
Iphone: i already have an app store and yours looks awfully similar to mine.
Droid: no mines green
Iphone: well what apps do you have
Droid: everything its open
Iphone: how do you know if its legal or safe
Droid: i dont
Iphone: dont you care about your usere
Droid: (runs out of battery)

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 21:24 1

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

hey i'm the galaxy s 2
hey i'm the iPhone
S 2: hey!
iP4: hey!
iP4: you look awfully like me...
S 2: you look awfully like the LG prada...
iP4 : Dang it! caught again :/
iP4: aniways whats up?
S 2: nothing much, there's this REALLY good song my Mass Storage, i can actually connect to Computers and appear as a hard drive.. it's really fast and efficient, i don't need iTunes
iP4: i have a 3.5 incher :D
S 2: i have a 4.3 :D ... you know iPhone, size DOES matter, atleast to the ladies at least.
iP4: please stop maing fun of my size!!! *cries*
iP4: bye! im going to cry to my lawyers. they'll sue you for being rectangular, and being black
*iP4 has now been disconnected*
Steve: maybe i should just buy a smartphone instead of a glorified feature phone?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 21:25 1

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

nuff said... size matters!

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 22:00

76. biophone (Posts: 1956; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Hey I am a GS2
and i am a IP4:
GS2: Hey iPhone look at all these free music apps i got its great to be an android
(enter cops)
iphone: I encourage my users to spend money to support people creating music by using iTunes while also i care about my users so i support them by helping them download music legally and easily.
Android: look how big my screen is
iphone: You know what they say big things come in small packages.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 22:37

77. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

Hey I know nothing about Android so I have up s**t oh what that you? The Evo 3D use the same tech. as the 3DS there guy, and not everyone have headache. Fanboys are so stupid that they can look past what their product has to offer.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 23:52

81. biophone (Posts: 1956; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Your so urgent to slap a label on me. I am merely having fun using old apple commercials. Thats not to say there isnt truth in what i saidhttp://www.phonearena.com/news/Research-says-stereoscopic-3D-viewing-on-a-smartphone-can-cause-eye-problems-and-headaches_id20610
I actually do like the evo 3d. I love sense and what not but saying positive things about htc in a apple ad wouldnt go well. Then ipoop wanted to talk about a non exsitent antenna problem as a reason you shouldnt buy apple and you go attack the person defending apple instead when what i said is right and what he did isnt. Typical fanboy.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 04:52

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

non existent??? lol dude get real!
and p.s, yes, i AM a fanboy, so are you.
get over it!
if you try to make fun of Android, i make fun of iOS.
karma's a bitch innit?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 23:58

83. biophone (Posts: 1956; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


posted on 26 Jul 2011, 05:05

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


of course you post a iFan link... anyway, check the wiki of the LG Prada. In the first paragraph it says
"It was the first mobile phone with a capacitive touchscreen"
that put an end to your APPLE INVENTED EVERYTHING rant?????

Biophone, if you aren't an iFan, why are you defending the iPhone so strongly? you ARE an iFan. admit it.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 14:42 1

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

hi, im an android
and im an iphone

android: you know, i can sync everything wirelessly from major updates to my entire music library through Google music.. and its all free

iphone - I can sync too.. you just need to find my cable and plug me into the phone. And you can pay me to stream the songs you already own through icloud. Doesnt that sound great?

android- I can do it anywhere .. without wires

iphone - you copied that from me. Im getting that in my next update

android- how can i copy you if i've had the ability for years?

iphone - because I'll sue you, thats why! By the way you need to quit looking like me. Or I'll sue you for that. Im magical.. your just a copy!

android - soo, those new notifications you got.. voice integration, folders, OTA updates, multitasking, widgets, and whatever else thats been in your last few updates came from where??

iphone - I invented it. I'm magical!!

android - yea, except me and windows have had all those features for years.

iphone - so your copying me? I'll sue you!!!

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 15:18

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

you forgot the part where the iPhone 'magically' loses signal because you held it the wrong way :P

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 19:42 2

63. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)

waiting on team RIM and Windows 7 to show up on this

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 20:28

68. snowgator (Posts: 3586; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

As a former Blackberry Curve owner (who enjoyed it), a current WeBOS user (who really, really is impressed by it), and a future W7 owner (ASAP, and excited by it), am I the only one who just finds this funny?

Can you imagine the conversation when he gets home?

"ERIC!!! Dude, we love you, BUT WHAT WERE YOU THINKING???"

Now there is an exclusive "Crackberry" would love to get their hands on....

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 20:51 1

69. Matness23 (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)

lol @ The Rimpire Strikes Back....

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 21:59

75. snowgator (Posts: 3586; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Sorry. Wanted to thumbs up to you. I laughed at that too!!

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 21:41 1

72. androidsuperman (unregistered)

Taco50 you are so stupid. You isheeps have no clue what you are saying. ALL big business ceo's and owners use a BB. Its just an uncomparable business experience. I myself run a business and have a business BB and an android PR.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 21:58 1

74. Deicide (Posts: 82; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)

In Indonesia, most people use Blackberrys. SO it is possible in fact that Schmidt did t to have more public appeal.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 23:44

79. Nick (unregistered)

Heck - I spoke to Steve last night and he uses Windows Mobile 6.0 .... Best business platform still, he reckons....

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 02:27

87. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

And here are all the iPhone fanboys at the door.

Honestly, if the iPhone was so good, maybe Eric Schmidt would use that instead of a BlackBerry? Oh here's a thought, maybe iPhone's need to be plugged in all day as well. Idiots.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 05:54

90. irad (unregistered)

Leave the man alone! what do you care which phone is he using?
He made Android a success, we should all be thankful for that. Let him use Blackberry while it's still in the race...
But I will be glad to see steve jobs using Android...

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 07:29

91. Don;t Know (unregistered)

Taco50, please for goodness sake see how many top exec uses Blackberry then you post here. Or you don't know any of them? Or those top execs whom you know are not really that top at all?

Top execs in most of the world uses Blackberry services. Thats the way it is invented and that is the purpose it is created for.

That Mr. Steve Jobs created iphone to meet the demand for the mass so as to get the sales figures. Simple and straight. "Although I dont use iphone, my mum does, cos I just tell her "hey whatever you do and you dont know how to get out, just push the center button and you're out."

It's is not a big news if chairman of Google or Apple or Orange of whatsoever top businessman to use a Blackberry.

I personally dont need a blackbery service so I love my SGS 2!!! :)

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 07:46 1

92. ihatelie (unregistered)

Yeah..Mr. Schmidt clearly KNEW what is the REAL business smartphone. Period.

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