RIM CEO uses the Samsung Galaxy S III for a second phone
posted by Alan F. / Jul 09, 2012, 2:45 PM
While Mr. Heins currently uses the Samsung Galaxy S III so that he can "stay educated about the market," he says that he used to own an Apple iPhone so that he could "understand touch devices at the entry level". Heins says that he changes his second phone on a regular basis. And while there are probably a ton of jokes that you could use in this situation, think about to the isolationist regime of Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie. Just reading some of the comments that have been attributed to the co-CEOs just as the Apple iPhone was first hitting the market made it pretty clear that neither of them had taken the time to examine the device.
the rushed launch of the 'half-baked' Storm showed that there was a whole new consumer segment to the smartphone business, led by the Apple iPhone, that the Canadian manufacturer was missing. The good news is that the CEO seems hell-bent on keeping BlackBerry 10 under wraps until it is absolutely ready to be launched.
Judging from the response, positive feedback and excitement that occurred when some of BlackBerry 10 was introduced during May's BlackBerry World, there is a large part of the smartphone community that is dying to see the rest of BlackBerry 10 and hopes that RIM lasts until the new handsets are rolled out. With someone at the top that sees what the public wants and is buying, there is a good chance that this time, RIM will get it right.
source: CIO via AndroidCentral
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That must be plan "b" RIM will just start selling Samsung phones.....
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 2:52 PM 11
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RIM CEO love Android Apps and he picked the King of Android phone Galaxy S3 instead of HTC ONE.
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 4:36 PM 5
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Just what ideas did Samsung ''rip'' off? Stop using cliched and generalisation arguments based upon what other fanboys of certain brands say, if you're referring to Siri, newsflash, that was NOT apple's invention but bought from Apple's obscene wealth. All that overhyped company does is buy 3rd party software and components, manufacture it outside the US and brand it as their own through hyped marketing.
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 6:45 PM 7
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Entry level. Haha.
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 2:55 PM 22
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Keep you friends close and your enemies closer
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 2:57 PM 22
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I wish RIM will recover and get big again
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 2:59 PM 20
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yes, would love to see RIM, WP and Android at the top.. Now it's only WP and Android..
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 11:25 PM 0
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I wanna know if Elop used a Symbian phone before the Nokia N9, the same for HTC's CEO if he can cope with bad battery life on his products. Actually, this applies to any manufacturer doing poorly in the smartphone market.
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 3:01 PM 5
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I hope it doesn't explode in excitement.
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 3:18 PM 7
Don't worry, it's not an iphone. Also I doubt he's stupid enough to put it in a microwave.
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 4:35 PM 13
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lol experiencing touchscreens on an iPhone as entry level?? who is he kidding???? i think he should be talking about the crap touch handsets they made recently like that,besides he shouldnt be carrying around a S3 unless hes just really good at lying
posted on Jul 09, 2012, 3:39 PM 1
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