RIM CEO Heins brings a BlackBerry 10 handset courtside

RIM CEO Heins brings a BlackBerry 10 handset courtside
Ah! The perks of being a corporate bigwig. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins and Senior Vice President Andrew Bocking not only had two courtside seats to Friday night's Lakers-Suns contest, they also each had a BlackBerry 10 handset. Both were photographed using their device to snap pictures (undoubtedly of Lakers center Dwight Howard) and Heins was even snapped holding a BlackBerry PlayBook.

Considering the fate of some pre-production devices taken out for a spin over the years (Apple iPhone 4, Apple iPhone 4S, Google Nexus 4), we wonder if Heins and Bocking had the good sense to avoid the local watering holes after the game. After all, the BlackBerry 10 event to introduce the OS and the new handsets, is scheduled for January 30th and the last thing that the RIM executives want is for one of their devices to end up on the floor of a bar.
It would be great if either executive posted the pictures they took during the game on a photo sharing site. Not only would it generate publicity for BlackBerry 10, it would also give us an idea of what to expect from the camera on the upcoming new BlackBerry models.

source: BBin via Crackberry



1. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Regardless of anyone's opinion on blackberry, I still think that Heins is one of the better CEO's out there.

6. AnTuTu

Posts: 1603; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

And I still believe BB will make a comeback with BB 10 as per the features and interface that phone has. Best of luck BB and get some good brains on the work to nail the market with this product.

13. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

yeah... no doubt about that... compare to nokia's... their CEO sucks big time!! and RIM's is rteally making an effort to raise BlackBerry name again!!!

2. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

Yes he is one of the best and it will soon pay off. BB10. We are patiently waiting for it.

3. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

I love my perks with the Android nation but my first smartphone,one of my first,were Blackberry.I still hold a soft spot in my heart for them and hope this pays off esp. w/Windows 8 phone and Android. Heins will do a great job running RIM and I will be watching for BB10

4. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

He's a calm and confident guy, something alot of CURRENT CEOs lack.

5. jeserodriguez

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

Heins is totally focused and the BB team too. It will be reflected in a strong and flexible platform... They only need the support of carriers and users.

8. drdaly

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

I really want BB to get back on track again, i can't imagine the smartphone world without the good old BB devices on board. :)

11. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Reading this on my 9860 while my 9800 is recharging. New years resolution? Get a BB10 of course. Hopefully if BB10 handsets are a big success,BB will come out with a 4G Playbook.

14. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

and waiting for 10" PlayBook! :)

12. Leon101

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I hope that BB makes comeback!!!

15. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

im eagerly waiting for BB10! cant wait for a device running BB10 to arrive!! Heins is really one of my favorite CEO! he's so focus to BB10, that other lacks(*cough"NOKIA*cough*, im even a nokia fanboy, but its CEO just a huge FLOP!)

16. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

He has the last BB phone lol

17. ZeusOne

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

BB10...I am waiting~

18. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I wanna give RIM a chance, but dunno if I can hold out.

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