Guess who still uses a BlackBerry? (A BlackBerry Bold 9900 to be exact)

Guess who still uses a BlackBerry? (A BlackBerry Bold 9900 to be exact)
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is known to carry a BlackBerry wherever he goes. Even though the executive can snap his fingers and have any Android phone delivered to his office in minutes, Schmidt has made it known that he likes the email application found on 'Berry handsets. We have seen Schmidt sport a BlackBerry handset as far back as 2009.

Some of the models that the Google executive has been spotted with include the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and the BlackBerry Bold 9780. Now, a picture of Schmidt at a meeting in New York City, shows him toting the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and an unidentified Android model. Schmidt's decision to stick with the Bold 9900 isn't really a surprise for those who like the BlackBerry platform. Noting how phones powered by BlackBerry 7 OS captured 2.3 million of the 3.4 million in handset sales during last year's fiscal fourth quarter, BlackBerry CEO John Chen restarted production of the phone earlier this year.

Eric Schmidt might want to move up to a BlackBerry 10 powered model. As a businessman, the just released BlackBerry Passport would seem to be a good pick. But considering Schmidt's apparent love of the classic BlackBerry form factor, he just might like the yet-to-be announced BlackBerry Classic. This model will have many of the same features of the Bold 9900, except that it should have a larger touch screen (3.5 inches vs. 2.8 inches). The physical QWERTY will still be included on the device, along with a trackpad and function keys. Of course, the BlackBerry Classic will launch with BlackBerry 10.3 pre-installed out of the box, which means that BlackBerry Assistant will be on board.


source: Crackberry

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Bold 9900
  • Display 2.8" 640 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1230 mAh(5.90h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry. The phone that empowers the most powerful men in the tech/mobile industry.

23. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Correct... sadly they are not the best for popular choice, regular consumers and young people.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

Indeed, they are not that popular among many consumers. But the devices are top notch. The most powerful people in the world rely on BlackBerry.

25. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yes, even though they drastically dropped in market share, they are still unmatched for certain features like mail and security... I know the following is not a popular opinion, but 4 years ago I would have love to see Blackberry making a device that ran on Android but with their custom Layer on top... BB email, BBM, security, etc... They went the other way and instead allow for android apps to run on their own OS but it was never enough and it was too late... previous administration was horrible... Anyway they are very good devices but today they only cater certain markets...

2. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

Slow news day?

3. MegaEvolution

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

If Google richman owns no android, I guess the whole one percenter does the same... Wise businessman knows how to say no to malware droid :)

4. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

He was seen with a Moto X last year before it was released ya know.

6. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

God, I hope you're not Wendy. She's such an attention whore who needs to get run over by a lorry, then get thrown into the Arctic ocean, not only to have her soul frozen, but also, her ego.

29. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Wendy Garrett ? She's still around ?

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

See caption under the picture...

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Blind fanboys don't see/read.

18. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Oh jeez...Wendy's back. Same girl in the photo, every time. Here comes the "Look at me" posts

5. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Yeah, he should try to get the Blackberry passport, that's a good business phone.

8. rahul.niks

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Well i can see Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the picture too, just trolling...

11. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Omfg my eyes must be decieving me or is he really in the top corner of that picture?

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL....he is actually trolling by saying 'just trolling'. IT IS the Indian Prime Minister in the picture. He's probably there to meet CEOs after the UN Summit in New York.

9. sunday

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Android phones are more of entertainment and gaming than buSiness. I use note 3 and bb 7 and i know blacberry iS more better than any android or i phone when it comes to messaging and e mails.

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Uh oh, here comes.....these.... posts again. And what if my business was app developer or just developer, software design, QA ,etc for Android and/or iOS....then what?

10. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

i love 9900, the best BB i've ever use (but the battery is a bit of problem) but it's still perfect for me anyway :)

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The Bold 9930 (VZW edition) was the best BB I owned as well. It is a shame that the two Bozos who drove RIM into the ground couldn't see the iPhone for what it was and adapt. By the time the Droid X rolled out of Moto, it was over for RIM.

16. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

The reason being is (probably) 1. He does a LOT of emails 2. He got accustomed to typing one-handed 3. He doesn't trust Google's security

17. jeff1434325

Posts: 97; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

the 3rd reason should be on top, Lol:))

19. JOHNNY8573

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

wendy is kinda HOT

20. jbishops

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

The question is who still does use a Blackberry? Nobody

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

Clearly your answer is wrong if the CEO of Google is using one, among others.

26. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Hilarious! You're right, it's right there in the article! Shows how idiotic his comments have all been! Clearly, he's seeking attention. Probably needs professional help.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

This guy is getting worse and worse. His posts make almost make me feel bad for him....ALMOST. With each post, it shows how little he knows about mobile.

21. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Poor Eric. I'm not really sure what he likes about the email app in BB. It's really basic, and the GMail app offers way more functionality. I never use the email app in Android, so I can't comment on that. The best thing about the BB is the size. It's easy to fit in the hand, compared to the 5"+ screen monsters that are being released now.

28. tenzin

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

As old htc user must say that my hand never had better OS as BlackBerry 10 such smooth and genial made I will go for new full touch bb as soon as will be launched

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