Shark in the water: Mr.Wonderful replaces his Apple iPhone with the BlackBerry Z10
We've already told you how fellow Shark Mark Cuban swapped his Apple iPhone for the Nokia Lumia 920 and now O'Leary has also put down his Apple iPhone. Apparently, he didn't have kind words for BlackBerry at first (he rarely has kind words for anybody) but once he saw the Z10's virtual QWERTY, well, Mr. Wonderful was sold.
Did it help that BlackBerry, like Kevin, comes from Canada? Probably not. If you've watched the show, you know that O'Leary is not one to let emotions get in the way of his actions. You can check out the video of O'Leary discussing his switch by clicking on the source link.
source: YouTube via Crackberry
1. ryq24 (Posts: 428; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I wonder how much did blackberry paid him to switch?
4. RohanM (Posts: 102; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)
I wonder how much did HE paid to PA for posting this....
21. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
*I wonder how much Blackberry paid him to switch?
*I wonder how much HE paid to PA for posting this....
Sorry I just went all grammar Naz* up in here, but damn, it reminded me of one of those "find the error" worksheets in 3rd grade grammar. Geez.
On an unrelated note, Apple must not be digging this kind of publicity. TV icon ditches their product for a Blackberry? Ouch.
5. lyndon420 (Posts: 1450; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Obviously more than apple was willing to pay to keep him. Maybe he just opened his eyes and saw that other options were available to him.
14. slaggyb (Posts: 163; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Haters grow up this man is very rich and blackberry has no amount of money to offer him...for heavens sake his a billionaire. ..He says his mind and careless whoever you are. .....watch the video below since iphone/samsungarena refused to put it up http://www.youtube.com/watch?h
17. slaggyb (Posts: 163; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I hope that keyboard is patented or else Samsung will copy it....They never separated work from personal on all their galaxy devices until they saw blackberry do that on the Z10 and now the call it knox....likewise they never had a galaxy which screen you can use hand gloves and still type comfortably until they saw the lumia 920 do that....And they fill up their Gs4 with gimmicks which most people buying the phone will find it useless but, guess what ?iphonearena calls that innovation... Credit should be given to whom it is due period. ..
2. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5466; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Do we really need too know how rich these guys are? Quit feankly could care less bout this guy. At least bb started in the right path
3. imkyle (Posts: 938; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
His personality sucks. He needs to buy a new one with all that money.
6. jonneyh (Posts: 7; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)
Iphone users getting worried. Throw that same 2007 UI away and hook up on the new hit Z10.
12. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)
Most of the business prefer simple OS like Windows and Blackberry 10. This is the reason that in 7 countries Windows phones are outselling iPhones.
I still prefer Android for its huge number of Apps and customization.
Different people different choices!
8. MobileMac (Posts: 15; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
The blackberry OS is pretty cool. I would like to have that running on my SG3.
9. Daftama (Posts: 540; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
So thats the new trend these days buy out billionaires and the rest will follow...rich get richer now pay your share of the taxes
13. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
i don't care not intersted in anything BB.
15. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4648; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I love BlackBerry more than Apple, Apple is just only 1% in my ranking. So, good news...good news!
16. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
I've been playing with the Z10 and I really like it. Great fluidity, great graphics, and has the fasted browser on any platform.
This, coming from a diehard Fandroid...
18. Penny (Posts: 951; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Yeah, it has enough good things about its core functions that I'm legitimately considering it. Notifications Hub is fantastic, I like the gesture based UI, keyboard seems like the best onscreen keyboard out there from demos. The OS just seems to be built in a very smart manner, although the hardware is the only thing that is making me hesitate (not on par with other flagships).
19. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
Totally agreed. I like the Flick feature on the keyboard, too! The camera takes great pics, and the dropdown Settings shade is great.
Buy me the white one and I love you long time?
20. downphoenix (Posts: 2134; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
My guess is he was probably a former Blackberry fan that liked their security and business focus but was disgruntled at the poor specs and app selections compared to Iphone or others. Now that Blackberry's caught up with the times, he's back on board. Don't see how he has to be "paid off" to get a Z10.
24. apiskula (Posts: 359; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Yeah Blackberry is paying all these fools to use a junk product. They realize that is its not selling at stores at all. I dont understand all hype around the Z10. It is pure garbage just like the other Blackberry phones. I had one blackberry in my life and could not wait to get rid of it. Android all the way. Blackberry will fail!
27. apiskula (Posts: 359; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
No I agree with Mr. Oliver. His comments are great. Blackberry is worthless and cannot wait until they close!