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RIM CEO uses the Samsung Galaxy S III for a second phone

0. phoneArena 09 Jul 2012, 14:45 posted on

Maybe its not a bad thing that RIM CEO Thorsten Heins uses a Samsung Galaxy S III because it gives the executive an idea of what is selling in the industry; it certainly has to be better for RIM than the isolationist years spent under the prior regime...

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posted on 09 Jul 2012, 14:52 11

1. BattleBrat (Posts: 1038; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


That must be plan "b" RIM will just start selling Samsung phones.....

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 16:36 5

18. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


RIM CEO love Android Apps and he picked the King of Android phone Galaxy S3 instead of HTC ONE.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 17:48 7

21. jove39 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


For international ver of s3...sure it's king...but if you compare s4 based one x and s3 then I find one x better!

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 17:54 3

23. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


King of ripping off ideas.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 18:45 7

30. MistB (Posts: 550; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Just what ideas did Samsung ''rip'' off? Stop using cliched and generalisation arguments based upon what other fanboys of certain brands say, if you're referring to Siri, newsflash, that was NOT apple's invention but bought from Apple's obscene wealth. All that overhyped company does is buy 3rd party software and components, manufacture it outside the US and brand it as their own through hyped marketing.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 18:49

32. ph00ny (Posts: 586; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Since samsung actually builds the SoC in Texas, does that count for some of apple being made in US?

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 18:50 4

33. MistB (Posts: 550; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


That's Samsung making the SoC, not Apple.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 19:43 2

38. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Nope, just like Nokia, their "Plan B" is Android.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 14:55 22

2. tedkord (Posts: 4275; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Entry level. Haha.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 15:14 14

6. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


I was hoping I wasn't the only one who caught that.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 16:01 9

14. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 137; Member since: 03 May 2012)


hahah the truth, nothing more than the truth :P

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 17:55 2

24. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


Yet his company is on the brink of collapse while Apple continues to grow. Entry level jealously.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 14:57 22

3. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


Keep you friends close and your enemies closer

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 15:34 10

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5460; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Or never shift your eyes from your enemy! :)

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 14:59 20

4. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


I wish RIM will recover and get big again

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 23:25

43. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


yes, would love to see RIM, WP and Android at the top.. Now it's only WP and Android..

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 15:23

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


and yet sales, still to this day, say otherwise. WP isnt on top. Not even close. RIM still outselling it despite their financial woes.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 15:01 5

5. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


I wanna know if Elop used a Symbian phone before the Nokia N9, the same for HTC's CEO if he can cope with bad battery life on his products. Actually, this applies to any manufacturer doing poorly in the smartphone market.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 15:18 7

7. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


I hope it doesn't explode in excitement.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 16:35 13

17. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Don't worry, it's not an iphone.
Also I doubt he's stupid enough to put it in a microwave.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 17:58 2

25. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


Well let's see if he can get a signal on his shiny new device while he's waiting to be saved from the sinking ship of the SS RIM.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 18:12 10

28. tedkord (Posts: 4275; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Don't worry. The SGSIII can't be held wrong.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 18:48 3

31. MistB (Posts: 550; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


What a gullible fool, believing a random twat who set out to give a company a bad name. Newsflash, it was made up, jackass. Unlike Antennae gate.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 16:49 6

19. GellerDoesDallas (Posts: 50; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


Haha SleepingOz shut your ass up ibot

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 15:23 3

8. HouTexan (Posts: 300; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


{"he says that he used to own an Apple iPhone so that he could "understand touch devices at the entry level".}

lol

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 15:30 11

9. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Well at least rim now has a CEO that understands market trends.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 15:32 11

10. iExplode (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


Lol,for the record the only phone explode in excitement are iphones.

S3 wont explode unless u microwave it.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 15:39 1

12. DKMDROID (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


lol experiencing touchscreens on an iPhone as entry level?? who is he kidding???? i think he should be talking about the crap touch handsets they made recently like that,besides he shouldnt be carrying around a S3 unless hes just really good at lying

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 23:29

44. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


it's true.. nowadays, iPhone is the entry level touch experience with a high end price.. just that they tried to come up with the same entry level biz touchscreen phone but fall a little short..

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 15:55 2

13. qwertypoor (Posts: 72; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


Pretty sure every ceo has the competitions phone well a smart one anyway no big deal

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 16:15 2

15. torr310 (Posts: 335; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Come on... he just uses it as the study material

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 16:26

16. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Gotta use what you like more or less. Lolz!

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 17:43

20. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Hey....at least we know he has good taste...

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 17:49

22. jove39 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


RIM should just do a poc on Android based phones...while bb10 is baking.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 18:02 3

26. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


please I don't care who you are no one buys the S3 and use it a a second phone.. but what else can a CEO of the competition say?.. iphone entry level?.. he confuses it with user friendly but being confused it should be the least of his concerns...

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 18:10 1

27. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


Lol! Why u MAD? iPhone this time is just considered to be a featured phone if you put it side by side against Android giants like S3 and One X..

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 18:18 1

29. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


who says I am mad.. if you judge a phone by screen size .. I judge on performance and to me. the iphone is a top phone.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 18:55 1

34. MISTER_H (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


Ur not mad, ur more brainwashed cult! iPhone a trendy fashIon typIcal computer Illeterate overpriced, good for nothing, restricted, midrange phone, along with its half-baked Darwin OS, not even a full Linux...!

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 19:15 1

36. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


are you ok?.. it seems that you are the one mad.. why?.. do you have a problem with my choice. how does that affect you.?.. I am concern so please tell me

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 18:57

35. MISTER_H (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


Go to Google and type in eye$he? P......

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 19:33 1

37. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Ya know....I took the first line as a compliment to the GS3. lol.

This comment and the others isnt as bad as some of your others...you all trolled out? Its a better look for you, trust me.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 22:02 1

41. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


galittoking is not a full blown troll like a very popular mexican delicacy phonearena member. :p

And yeah, 1st sentence is a recognition of GS3's worth :)

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 01:46 1

45. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well it was... but some only read the part of the iphone...

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 20:53 1

39. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6135; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


He's one smart CEO.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 21:53

40. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Why would you not use a galaxy s3 if you had the money

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 22:56 1

42. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6135; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


One smart CEO. He should be CEO of NOKIA

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