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RIM CEO Heins brings a BlackBerry 10 handset courtside

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RIM CEO Heins brings a BlackBerry 10 handset courtside
Ah! The perks of being a corporate bigwig. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins and Senior Vice President Andrew Bocking not only had two courtside seats to Friday night's Lakers-Suns contest, they also each had a BlackBerry 10 handset. Both were photographed using their device to snap pictures (undoubtedly of Lakers center Dwight Howard) and Heins was even snapped holding a BlackBerry PlayBook.

A look at the home screen on BB10

A look at the home screen on BB10

Considering the fate of some pre-production devices taken out for a spin over the years (Apple iPhone 4, Apple iPhone 4S, Google Nexus 4), we wonder if Heins and Bocking had the good sense to avoid the local watering holes after the game. After all, the BlackBerry 10 event to introduce the OS and the new handsets, is scheduled for January 30th and the last thing that the RIM executives want is for one of their devices to end up on the floor of a bar.
 
It would be great if either executive posted the pictures they took during the game on a photo sharing site. Not only would it generate publicity for BlackBerry 10, it would also give us an idea of what to expect from the camera on the upcoming new BlackBerry models.

source: BBin via Crackberry

Heins and Bocking snap away (L) while Heins poses with his BlackBerry PlayBook
Heins and Bocking snap away (L) while Heins poses with his BlackBerry PlayBook

Heins and Bocking snap away (L) while Heins poses with his BlackBerry PlayBook


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posted on 18 Nov 2012, 13:00 18

1. ocilfa (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Regardless of anyone's opinion on blackberry, I still think that Heins is one of the better CEO's out there.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 13:54 14

6. AnTuTu (Posts: 638; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


And I still believe BB will make a comeback with BB 10 as per the features and interface that phone has.

Best of luck BB and get some good brains on the work to nail the market with this product.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 21:38 4

13. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


yeah... no doubt about that... compare to nokia's... their CEO sucks big time!! and RIM's is rteally making an effort to raise BlackBerry name again!!!

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 13:12 8

2. BBGrind (Posts: 50; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)


Yes he is one of the best and it will soon pay off. BB10. We are patiently waiting for it.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 13:31 6

3. archangel9 (Posts: 230; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


I love my perks with the Android nation but my first smartphone,one of my first,were Blackberry.I still hold a soft spot in my heart for them and hope this pays off esp. w/Windows 8 phone and Android. Heins will do a great job running RIM and I will be watching for BB10

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 13:31 11

4. nobelset (Posts: 268; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


He's a calm and confident guy, something alot of CURRENT CEOs lack.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 13:36 4

5. jeserodriguez (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)


Heins is totally focused and the BB team too. It will be reflected in a strong and flexible platform... They only need the support of carriers and users.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 14:14 7

8. drdaly (Posts: 33; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


I really want BB to get back on track again, i can't imagine the smartphone world without the good old BB devices on board. :)

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 14:57 2

10. lyndon420 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Good luck BlackBerry. Hopefully you have worked out the software bugs that gave your curves a life expectancy of only 4 - 6 months. (my step daughter went through 9 of them in less than 2 years before she gave up and went Android)

May BlackBerry become the new ecosystem that appeals to many.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 19:02 1

11. andrew1953 (Posts: 174; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


Reading this on my 9860 while my 9800 is recharging. New years resolution? Get a BB10 of course. Hopefully if BB10 handsets are a big success,BB will come out with a 4G Playbook.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 21:39

14. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


and waiting for 10" PlayBook! :)

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 19:44 2

12. Leon101 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I hope that BB makes comeback!!!

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 21:49 2

15. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


im eagerly waiting for BB10! cant wait for a device running BB10 to arrive!! Heins is really one of my favorite CEO! he's so focus to BB10, that other lacks(*cough"NOKIA*cough*, im even a nokia fanboy, but its CEO just a huge FLOP!)

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 23:13 1

16. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


He has the last BB phone lol

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 23:33 2

17. ZeusOne (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


BB10...I am waiting~

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 20:10

18. downphoenix (Posts: 2267; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I wanna give RIM a chance, but dunno if I can hold out.

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