BlackBerry CEO John Chen sends T-Mobile chief John Legere a special "Batman" BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry CEO John Chen sends T-Mobile chief John Legere a special
Those who follow T-Mobile CEO John Legere know that the executive is a huge Batman fan. Heck, the caped crusader is all over Legere's Twitter page. June 4th was Legere's birthday and he received a special present from John Chen. The BlackBerry CEO sent his counterpart at T-Mobile a "Batman" themed BlackBerry Classic.

It was nice gesture on the part of Chen and cemented the new-found friendship between the two mobile executives. The BlackBerry Classic is symbolic because it is the first BlackBerry handset offered by T-Mobile after BlackBerry ended its relationship with the carrier on April 25th, 2014. You might recall that it was a promotion from T-Mobile that started the bad blood between the two Johns. Chen bristled at an email that T-Mobile had sent out recommending that T-Mobile subscribers swap their 'Berry for a new Apple iPhone 5s. At the time, T-Mobile had already stopped selling BlackBerry handsets in its physical stores.

The fight escalated and Legere hinted that Chen was a MySpace user. For a tech exec, being called a member of that social ghost town is probably one of the worst insults possible. T-Mobile's CEO has a rapier wit that cuts and bleeds and the straight arrow Chen was the perfect foil for Legere. But as adults are wont to do, the two patched up their differences, culminating in the generous gift sent by Chen.

What we'd like to see is Chen and Legere star in a version of The Odd Couple broadcast on Periscope. We see Chen as the fastidious Felix and Legere playing the devil-may-care Oscar. Sounds like a hit to us.


source: @JohnLegere via Crackberry

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49 Comments

1. TimePass

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Chen good business man!

12. waddup121 unregistered

cool.

2. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Batman>Superman *grabs popcorn*

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I comment for no reason....

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

So nothing new.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Should have said X>Blackberry then you would have to grab the popcorn as the stream of tears start flowing.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just from observing previous blackberry articles.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Somebody^^^ is looking for attention this weekend. Like every other weekend. Respond and prove me right.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

My point exactly.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Mine too. Thanks for proving me right.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't think Mxyzptlk understands your point.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

He doesn't have a point.

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't care about your baseless assumption.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

I have a point. You just don't understand, like Scott said. But by all means, keep responding so you can keep proving me right.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Your constant salty comments continue to prove me right. I based my comment on previous blackberry articles without calling any names. You got defensive.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Saying that you're looking for attention on phonearena every weekend isn't "salty", it's the truth. But by all means, keep responding so you can keep proving me right.

25. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Both of your comments prove me right.

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... I don't think this can be argued against....

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

And you are?

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're definitely salty because you put yourself on the spot. Don't give me the bs about being right from responding because you wouldn't be responding yourself.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

I "put myself on the spot"? Lmao! You really try and think of new ways to cover up the fact that you're lonely, attention seeking troll. But do keep responding and proving me right. :)

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You started this remember? Lol I'm not the one begging for attention. But do keep responding and proving me right. Btw get your own responses.

38. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Get my own response, and yet you just took mine...the hypocrisy continues. YOU started this. Your comment was meant as inflammatory bait. I took the bait and shoved it up your bum. It amazes me how you continue to start BS, then back away like the coward you when called out on it. But do continue to respond, you're still proving me right. :)

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Nope I just ended it by putting you in your place. I didn't back out of anything. I simply made one hypothetical comment you got salty about essentially proving my point. Ive made my point and put you in your place. I'm not going to respond after this. I know you're going to post some ridiculous bs about you Winning or bait response. Be my guess you and throw your last minute potshot.

45. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

You got put in your place and you know it. Your comment wasn't hypothetical, it was a cheap shot, and when you got called out on it you backtracked like the coward that you are. But thanks for playing, you've proven yet again that you're a lonely little troll in search of attention.

3. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Hahaha

4. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Lol it looks like Chen just took a BlackBerry Classic and stuck a Batman sticker on the back.

47. SitiNurbaya0

Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015

I agree with you. I think the blackberry+sticker = insult My 7 year old brother can do it by alone too.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice gesture by Chen. Shows that the hatchet truly is buried between the two. Hey Chen, think you can send me a Batman vs Superman themed BlackBerry Passport for my Birthday?

6. jfuente11

Posts: 38; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

A personalized gift of a CEO to another CEO. How thoughtful!

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