BlackBerry CEO John Chen finally gets a Twitter account

BlackBerry CEO John Chen finally gets a Twitter account
You might recall that during their CEO vs. CEO battle, T-Mobile's John Legere (a man who knows his way around a social media site) said that he could not find his BlackBerry counterpart's Twitter account. The reason was simple enough, Chen did not have one. That led Legere to tweet that he would have to look for the executive on MySpace. Snap! What could be more embarrassing for the top executive of a major smartphone manufacturing company than to be called a MySpace user in public.

Last week, we told you that the feud between T-Mobile and BlackBerry had ended. On Wednesday, the old-school BlackBerry Classic will be available from T-Mobile. In the course of burying the hatchet, John Chen said that he would wear one of those magenta T-Mobile shirts that John Legere has made famous, if Legere would send one to him. A tweet from the T-Mobile CEO shows that such a shirt earmarked for Chen is on the way.

At the same time, Chen put out a tweet explaining that John Legere finally got him to open a Twitter account. Sounds like the two executives actually enjoy working with each other. If the Odd Couple gets a Broadway revival, seems like we have our next Oscar and Felix right here.


source: @JohnChen,@JohnLegere via Crackberry

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44 Comments

1. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Aww cute lol

15. gaming64 unregistered

In what definition of cute do you mean exactly -___-

28. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Him getting a twitter is like a baby walking for the first time. Cute.

43. kazzy122

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

ur opinion is too dumb

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is nice, but it's clearly a slow news day here on PA if they're reporting on this now. This happened two days ago.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Might be news to someone.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

I didn't say it wasn't.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I never said you did.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

I never said you said that I did.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The point was that if it's news to someone then it's not "old" news.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

If it happened some days ago, it's old. It's like when people say Christopher Columbus discovered America. How can you discover something that's already there and populated?

48. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're not the only one around.

49. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Neither are you. And I never said I was.

3. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Most famous 2 CEO on phones world. Good that they aren't fighting on twitter but when that happens we all know that we would see several articles :P

10. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Huh? I think Brin, Page, Shin, and Cook might be in that conversation, but I'm not sure where Chen would fit in since he is a virtual unknown in the mobile world outside Blackberry circles.

4. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I have to say that this may be better for BB users as they may ask him direct questions and will probably take more news easier, kudos to him.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well it will be easier for him to answer questions directly on twitter than it would for other CEOs.

39. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

That won't be good for their company. Some journalist will start asking him, how many Passport have been sold, how many Classic has been sold. And he can't dodge the question or easily lie as he did before.

16. Sauce5 unregistered

Plot Twist: Breaking News: Chen tweets from iPhone; doesn't learn from the Koreans and Celebs.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol that would be hilarious. I think his wife actually owns an iPhone.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

His wife owns a Galaxy S5.

32. gaming64 unregistered

You guys are going deep.

23. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Yep wife owns a galaxy. Which he is quite embarrassed about being the BB big daddy.

36. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Eric Schmidt owns and USES a BlackBerry Bold 9900. What's your point?

44. JohnGrant

Posts: 46; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Well said. Even a top Google exec uses a SECURED Blackberry. No one trusts Android security and 100+ celebs no longer trust iOS or iCloud security (FapGate). Only Blackberry can secure mobile devices. Whether it's a BB7 or BB10 device, or whether it's an iOS, Android or Windows device Secured by BES12 servers.

40. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

@johnchen? new account? did no one use that username before? or it reserved by twitter for him? :-/

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