Heins: BlackBerry 10 handsets offer personal computing power

Heins: BlackBerry 10 handsets offer personal computing power
Talking to ABC-TV on Friday morning to commemorate the U.S. launch of the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins says that he wants his company to be the first to consolidate all of your personal computing devices into one smartphone. Heins says that the BlackBerry Z10 is more than just the next smartphone, it has the power of a laptop. He asked rhetorically, why couldn't people "unify this to one device that executes all your computing needs?

When the executive was asked if the company was working on a tablet with a place to dock a smartphone like the ASUS Padfone, Heins teased that just such a device might be coming. He said that, "There are various configurations you can think about. We are working on a few of those, so allow me to not comment on those in depth. But we will talk about a few of those concepts at BlackBerry World" The annual convention will be held in Orlando during May, and the CEO said that he will also discuss the BlackBerry 10 hardware lineup at that time.

source: ABCNews via TechCrunch

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1. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Please Heins, stop lying BB10 in two words: EPIC FAIL

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Heins is just stuck in the 2005 timeframe. Back then, a dual core 1.5 Ghz PC would be mainstream processing power. Maybe someone should give him a calendar?

13. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

I get why u guys are so mad now! cuz we are getting a new BB from the ground up and all u guys get is same old ios and android bull crap haha enjoy

15. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Android is by far the most advanced mobile os currently on the market. Bb10 was delayed for a year and is still stuck in 2008. Face it, while its not a complete flop, its not as good as this bone head talks it up to be. Also, android is alot like sex. Its only boring if you don't know what you're doing.

26. digicon

Posts: 121; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

. . . dumb . . .

29. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Would you trust android to run the hospital equipment that you're hooked up to or would you rather trust the QNX ones that's already in place.

34. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

At the same time....many companies run Linux on their servers....critical mission servers. I dont know about Android....but I trust Linux. But you do have a point.

38. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Android was once upon a time based on Linux. But then Android branched off and went in it's own direction. Linus Torvalds ( creator of Linux) was not pleased with Android and the direction that it was going. One of the items was the direction that Android took was in the area of security stating that it was "bizarre". The two disparate parties as it appears now wants to make amends and come back together but will not happen until as far as 2016. So your "I don't know" is completely correct. Android and Linux are completely different animals maybe like lobsters and scorpians and crabs and spiders. Distant relatives from way back.

2. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

LOL talk about false claims, it offers personal computing power? What a god damn joke. Blackberry lying isn't going to get you more marketshare.

23. No_Nonsense unregistered

IT doesn't offer mobile/personal power, at least yet. But it'd be interesting if they actually managed to take laptops out of offices in the next three years or so. QNX powered BB10 is showing a lot of promise.

3. androidsucksass

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 22, 2013

Heins... when wp8 is ahead of you .. you know you suck .... just sell the company


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well atleast you can DualBoot and run Android and Ubuntu on BB10, unlike WP8 its like closed:Aka, iOs™

21. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

you can do that on the z10?!

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

ceo IS A IDIOT. he should of at least launch the Q10 which bb OWNERS love their QWERTY PHONE.

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Launching the Z10 ahead of the Q10 was the STUPIDEST thing BB/RIM could do. If Heins had come to BB/RIM from MS, I would accuse him of being a MS mole and intentionally trying to sabotage BB/RIM.

20. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

actually you got a point there! but you know, most of the apps of Z10 are port and its way easy to develop an app with a standard 16:9 aspect ratio than 1:1! and also they want to win iOS or android with their attempt for the full touch screen coz there's no doubt that loyal BB users will flock to Q10! and i think Z10 is a rush product coz Q10 is made with all premium material! but you wont feel so cheap so its ok though so i think releasing Z10 ahead of Q10 has pros and cons!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Where is NicolasOliver......?®

25. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Here Thorsten heins bitches too much

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Keep moving

10. eliasafram7

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

the note 2 has already replace the pc just watch the videos at youtube and u will see

27. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Yeah, but the Z10 is a wanna be Note 2. Heinz was trying to claim that the Z10 rivaled PC power.

11. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

He better say something like this on April 1st, idiot ....


Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

I think hes been talking Up BB OS 10 alot lately and its somewhat irritating because the truth is as far as im concerned it has a long way to go to being as good as a personal computer i think the phones that com close is the note2

19. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

NO A BIG NO!!!!! haven't heard of the Nokia N900? the real tablet PC but it was known as internet tablet! it can run linux apps BTW! but again, nokia gave it short life and the arrival of meego in the form of N9, they do it again! those platform (maemo or meego) have a lot of potential to replace a PC coz again, they are suppose to be a PC OS! and BB10 has a lot of potential as well!! not as close as these platform but it still has a big chance to stood up against android or iOS and even WP! and BB10 need to have is app ecosystem and some cool new features! and besides... BB is an independent company! which is very awesome that they could stood up against the giants!

30. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Go look up QNX Neutrino 8. It's in fact a full blown operating system that runs on servers and desktop hardware.

33. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Thats cool....which makes me wonder why Heins mentioned WP not offering real computing power....since WP8 and Win 8 are about to become alot like that. Android...I can agree and disagree when he says that. Everything that doesnt require a disc drive or PC high end specs can be done on just about any smartphone or tablet. At the same time.....getting a Surface Pro over an Android tablet or iPad seems like the best thing for overall use. Again.....odd Heins says that about WP, especially compared to Surface Pro....

14. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

when I was a little boy, my mom slapped my hands every time she knew I told a lie. Seems like this guy had an uncaring mother. Just saying. BTW I might be just a dumb consumer, but come on, does BB10 bring *anything* new to the table?

18. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

a whole new experience that is definitely not android! come on people!! hope you open your eyes wide open that not everyone love android, iOS or WP! some will still hold for their own symbian phones coz of the very fact that they dont like or they still cant feel these platforms! and oh BTW, BB10 has a lot of potential! a lot believe that they got a very powerful OS and it need to show off!

24. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Why even bring Android to the table? Projecting insecurities, perhaps? Some people still stick to Windows XP and even Windows 9x, but it doesn't make it right. Your point? Are you really trying to make me look like an enemy of choice? Yeah, BB10 sure has potential, but it's a young OS compared to other platforms on the market. Why go dissing others and claiming yours is the best?

36. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Bringing in a fully tested and hardened OS that has been around for 31 years and used in the most rigorous environments such as nuclear power plants, hospital equipment, military equipment, space equipment, automotive electronics and entertainment system and shoe horning that into a small hand held mobile phone for general consumers.

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