1. conbrio29's Avatar
    He was on CBC's The Current this morning and at the very end of the show, the host flat out asks him what kind of phone he uses: the Classic!

    TPP would be disastrous for Canada's innovators, Jim Balsillie warns - Home | The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti | CBC Radio

    Awesome!

    Posted via CB10
    02-04-16 05:48 PM
  2. ams083's Avatar
    Who is that?

    Posted with my Blackberry Classic SQC100-1/10.3.2.2639
    02-04-16 07:23 PM
  3. tryfe's Avatar
    Who is that?

    Posted with my Blackberry Classic SQC100-1/10.3.2.2639
    Former CO-CEO of Research in Motion
    02-04-16 07:25 PM
  4. vpblaze's Avatar
    Former CO-CEO of Research in Motion
    Whats a Research in Motion?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android with the Privilege of Privacy.
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    02-04-16 07:59 PM
  5. johnny_bravo72's Avatar
    Whats a Research in Motion?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android with the Privilege of Privacy.
    Lol!

    *ME173X
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    02-04-16 08:00 PM
  6. danpass's Avatar
    I didn't know Jim either but I googled him before posting


    _
    Whats a Research in Motion?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android with the Privilege of Privacy.
    The same thing as a record.


    Posted via BB Classic via CB app
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    02-04-16 08:10 PM
  7. wilber1's Avatar
    Last time I heard Jim was using a 9900 natural progression to a Classic he always loved the pkb oh the Good old days at RIM.
    conbrio29 and GoProPilot like this.
    02-05-16 10:14 AM
  8. ams083's Avatar
    I didn't know Jim either but I googled him before posting


    _


    The same thing as a record.


    Posted via BB Classic via CB app
    Yeah I couldn't be bothered swiping out to the browser and googling his name. Figured it would be quicker to get a response here

    Posted with my Blackberry Classic SQC100-1/10.3.2.2639
    02-06-16 07:35 AM
  9. idssteve's Avatar
    Right or wrong, I've always attributed some of BBOS GUI's intuitive feel to some of Jim's influence at RIM. There were times when he really need to tape his trap shut, IMO, but the "labor of love" attention to detail seemed to evaporate after Jim's departure, IMO. Last I'd heard, he was carrying a 9900, YEARS after BB10. His transition to Classic validates what many of us are finding... that BB10 has finally matured well enough to provide a rational upgrade path from legacy to Classic! long live the toolbelt! best of luck, Jim.
    wilber1 likes this.
    02-06-16 12:21 PM
  10. Dirtymike14's Avatar
    Right or wrong, I've always attributed some of BBOS GUI's intuitive feel to some of Jim's influence at RIM. There were times when he really need to tape his trap shut, IMO, but the "labor of love" attention to detail seemed to evaporate after Jim's departure, IMO. Last I'd heard, he was carrying a 9900, YEARS after BB10. His transition to Classic validates what many of us are finding... that BB10 has finally matured well enough to provide a rational upgrade path from legacy to Classic! long live the toolbelt! best of luck, Jim.
    He's still doing very well for himself (as in still owns a private jet well for himself)

    Posted via CB10
    02-06-16 01:31 PM
  11. Tessoro Desoto's Avatar
    The perfect end for the classic would have been touch sensitive keyboard and passport specs, o boy that would have been epic.
    02-06-16 03:42 PM
  12. tufcustomer's Avatar
    I'd be curious to know what he and the other think about the Priv, BlackBerry's direction, whether they would have gone the same route or bowed out of hardware etc.

    Posted via CB10
    02-06-16 03:56 PM
  13. idssteve's Avatar
    Pretty safe to assume he can afford a PassPort AND a Priv. His choice of Classic says it all, IMO.

    Toolbelt was, and remains, the most efficient tool for some tasks. Product differentiation is what defines a niche product. BB is now a niche player. Even Apple is groping for a better solution than touch with their "touchless" concept. BB had it all along. BB NEEDED a successful touchglass product. They still do. But, they did NOT need to abandon the toolbelt for 4 years in order to accomplish that, IMO. Like to hear Jim's opinion on that. Wonder how long it'll be till his nda's expire? If ever??
    02-06-16 04:19 PM
  14. undefinederror's Avatar
    The perfect end for the classic would have been touch sensitive keyboard and passport specs, o boy that would have been epic.
    Like... a passport that doesn't have a stupid 3 row keyboard?

    Posted via CB10
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    02-06-16 04:21 PM
  15. danpass's Avatar
    Like... a passport that doesn't have a stupid 3 row keyboard?

    Posted via CB10
    It could be cool for the Passport to have 125% size Classic keyboard and the toolbelt.

    Yes, it would be taller ...
    02-06-16 07:11 PM
  16. idssteve's Avatar
    It could be cool for the Passport to have 125% size Classic keyboard and the toolbelt.

    Yes, it would be taller ...
    That would make a phabulous phablet!
    02-06-16 08:41 PM
  17. anon(2325196)'s Avatar
    He's so smart, it's fun listening to him speak. I'm stoked he is using a Classic. I knew he would always use a BlackBerry device.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    idssteve likes this.
    02-08-16 12:02 AM
  18. reeneebob's Avatar
    I never thought I'd see a day where people on CB asked seriously "who is Jim Balsillie?"

    Lol
    02-08-16 07:34 AM
  19. conbrio29's Avatar
    AMT: Okay, I have one more question for you. What kind of phone do you carry?

    JIM BALSILLIE: I carry the classic. I love it. Im a devoted BlackBerry user. I still advocate and love it and use it all day, every day.

    AMT: I had to ask.

    JIM BALSILLIE: [laughs]

    http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/t...ript-1.3434248


    Posted via CB10
    02-08-16 08:34 AM
  20. moonhacker's Avatar
    Whats a Research in Motion?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android with the Privilege of Privacy.
    lol. RIM,where it all started...
    02-08-16 01:04 PM
  21. jope28's Avatar
    I never thought I'd see a day where people on CB asked seriously "who is Jim Balsillie?"

    Lol
    Yeah. Lol
    Next thing you know, people here will be asking who iKevin is?!

    This definitely isn't the CB community and members of old lol

    I've actually been surprised that some BB10 owners here have said they didn't come from legacy devices lol.

     Passport/SQW100-3 .2876 CB10 
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    02-08-16 01:13 PM
  22. iMasterus7's Avatar
    The perfect end for the classic would have been touch sensitive keyboard and passport specs, o boy that would have been epic.
    So true!

    Posted via CB10
    02-08-16 03:01 PM
  23. BobRubus's Avatar
    Ah, dear old Jim, only 50% responsible for the demise of BlackBerry and 100% saw it coming, sold his shares before they crashed. Hence the private jet?

    All Hail Thorsten. Mother and Father of my Beloved Z10.
    02-08-16 04:23 PM
  24. elgolfman's Avatar
    I never thought I'd see a day where people on CB asked seriously "who is Jim Balsillie?"

    Lol
    That tells you how bad they effed up the brand.

    Posted via CB10
    02-15-16 08:05 PM

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