BlackBerry CEO says Android and Windows Phone are "not mobile computing platforms", BB working on new tablet projects

BlackBerry CEO says Android and Windows Phone are
Can Android and Windows Phone be called true "mobile computing platforms"? If you ask the definitions published in Wikipedia - yes. If you ask BlackBerry boss, Thorsten Heins - no.

In an interview to Computerworld Australia, Heins has said that his company considered offering BlackBerry services to Windows Phone and Android at one point, but eventually decided that neither WP, nor Android share BlackBerry's vision of mobile computing future, where mobile devices are capable of executing the same tasks as desktop computers. In this regard, the CEO has said that Windows Phone and Android aren't true mobile computing platforms.

Apparently, Heins considers the new BlackBerry 10 something much more than the most popular operating systems currently on the market. However, it doesn't become clear in what ways the latest BB OS is better than iOS, Windows Phone or Android.

On another note, Heins says that while BlackBerry doesn't have anything new to announce on the tablet front right now, the company is "running a few projects" to discover ways of taking it to the next level and come up with a different kind of tablet, not just a copy of what's already available on the market.

source: Computerworld via Neowin



1. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Bullcrap, just a meaningless defensive slur of his crumbling company.

17. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

if your gonna attack atleast back up your info and also surface rt and surface pro and any other wp8 tablets rt or pro nope nothing close to making phones able to excute the same tasks with desktop computer and the accessable terminal in any android meego and probably upcoming tizen and sailfish os is the equivalent of a cmd it is actually a cmd but just for linux so i see phones very capable of becoming similar to desktops so this guy is high

20. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

same tasks as* os's* and for the last paragraph i see android and wp8 very capable and on their way of becoming similar to desktops both in their own distincy ways :D

28. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Exactly... @Heins - lol, dude you're sick...

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

could have atleast given a legit explanation as to why randroid and WP aren't mobile computing platform ?!?!!

11. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I like that Randroid....the droid ran away

13. ichiranjeeb

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 12, 2013


14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL.....XD took me a while to make sense of your comment ! didnt see my mistake there !

3. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Bitch, please!

4. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Can BB run desktop tasks?

27. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

You can run full QNX on a PC hardware.​.4.1_screenshot.png/800px-QNX_6.4.1_screenshot.png

5. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

bb os isn't a mobile computing os either. You have to climb to the top to say things about your rivals

6. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

BlackBerry needs to explain these so called "desktop computing". Saying vague statements and attacking others while trying to get back into the market makes you look scared and weak.

7. wendygarett unregistered

Sounds like Mr heins wanna change the world... Pftt... Just bring it on...

8. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

bitch please obviously Windows Phone 8 is not a computing OS in the name itself there is already the word phone

9. BitterTruth unregistered

Joke Of The Century!

10. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

this guy has a really big mouth lol, lets see how bb10 sales fare in the US...

12. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

That is called confidence in your product...

35. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

and bad makerting too...

15. selena1000

Posts: 85; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

wait,when this guy said iPhone was not the best anymore he was THE best when the same person is criticizing android and windows phone he is an idiot?? You guys are such d**ks

19. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

well because he said ios has been the same thing for the last 5 years he backed up his attacks with info whatever his doing here is just throwing a random attack with no back up or anything and comment #17 up there proves his wrong

18. Shubham412302

Posts: 579; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

don't know about wp or android but atleast bb10is not mobile computing platform

21. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Mr.Heins you can't say that, even thought I respect you, but you're just WRONG to say that. BB need to work harder!!

31. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

That guy talks too much

32. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yup, he needs to improve BB, not talk blah blah blah........

22. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

This sounds great coming from the worlds leading innovation company..RIM-BLACKBERRY or whatever your name is..and all you could come up with is BB10

23. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

totally true!! wp and android cant do this!!! only meego and blackberry can do this!!!

24. preet27in

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

hahaah CEO HAS GONE CRAZY even a dog dosent want a blackberry. stupid junk with worlds most weird user interface. camers sux, screen sux, processor sux. looks isewww. what else is left/?? how come blackberry is a mobile-computing platform? tell us nyways.ur CEO AND U NEED TO GROW UP.or give us the charge of blackberry we will surely sink ur ship. :P

25. skullman

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

currently bb ceo live on mars:p

26. darkich

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 22, 2013

Wow that was an epic horse sh!t. Mr Heins, wake up! There's a whole blog about a tech journalist who used Galaxy Note 1 for an entire year as his ONLY computer, and he ended up loving the experience!

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