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  1. hoob15's Avatar
    This article was in the Globe today. Amongst other things, it talks about the phone he currently uses.

    "Asked by an audience member which phone he uses, Balsillie proudly announced its still a BlackBerry Bold.

    I love it, he said. And youll have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands. "

    Assuming he means the 9900, is it odd that one of the founders of RIM is still on BBOS and not BB10? I loved the 9900, but my Q10 (and soon Classic) is way beyond the og BlackBerrys, even for messaging.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...service=mobile

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    06-10-15 09:04 AM
  2. Kris Simundson's Avatar
    They will take OS7.1 to the grave with them.
    06-10-15 09:10 AM
  3. ljfong's Avatar
    Not surprising. Jim never believes in BB 10 the way Mike does.

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    06-10-15 09:48 AM
  4. The Commander's Avatar
    Not surprising. Jim never believes in BB 10 the way Mike does.

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    Thorsten Heins invented BlackBerry 10 and Mike didn't agree with the Z10 and he wanted to keep with a Physical Keyboard and warned Thorsten that the market is overcrowded with all touch phones anyways.

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    06-10-15 09:50 AM
  5. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    They will take OS7.1 to the grave with them.
    Well, it pretty much took them (and BlackBerry) to their grave.

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    06-10-15 09:58 AM
  6. World War Z30's Avatar
    This is why BlackBerry is in the position it is right now, because the old regime were baffoons and couldn't grasp life beyond OS7

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    06-10-15 10:00 AM
  7. BB Adict's Avatar
    Why should it matter? If he drives a classic older model car, is it also an issue? Give it a rest. People have the power of their own choices.

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    06-10-15 10:03 AM
  8. keithhackneysmullet's Avatar
    Thorsten Heins invented BlackBerry 10 and Mike didn't agree with the Z10 and he wanted to keep with a Physical Keyboard and warned Thorsten that the market is overcrowded with all touch phones anyways.

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    What????? Bb10 was in development years before Thorsten took over.

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    06-10-15 10:17 AM
  9. hoob15's Avatar
    Thorsten Heins invented BlackBerry 10 and Mike didn't agree with the Z10 and he wanted to keep with a Physical Keyboard and warned Thorsten that the market is overcrowded with all touch phones anyways.

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    I thought BlackBerry 10 was long in development before Heins took over...

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    06-10-15 10:56 AM
  10. masterscarhead1's Avatar
    BB10 was officially named when Thorsten took over
    But under Jim and Mike it was known as QNX, then PBOS (for the PlayBook)
    So essentially Mike was already developing the now BB10 OS before he left
    06-10-15 11:01 AM
  11. hoob15's Avatar
    Why should it matter? If he drives a classic older model car, is it also an issue? Give it a rest. People have the power of their own choices.

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    Hearing that the one of the founders of BlackBerry is using an older, obsolete model instead of the latest and greatest makes me curious as to what he doesn't like about the newest models, and what the older phone is doing right that the current gen isn't.

    It's like hearing Steve Jobs is using an iPhone 3gs instead of a 6+. Pourquoi?

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    06-10-15 11:04 AM
  12. hoob15's Avatar
    Well, it pretty much took them (and BlackBerry) to their grave.

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    Laugh out loud

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    06-10-15 11:07 AM
  13. jstirtzinger's Avatar
    Hearing that the one of the founders of BlackBerry is using an older, obsolete model instead of the latest and greatest makes me curious as to what he doesn't like about the newest models, and what the older phone is doing right that the current gen isn't.

    It's like hearing Steve Jobs is using an iPhone 3gs instead of a 6+. Pourquoi?

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    Guys think about Jim's personality...he is a private, direct and efficient communications business man. Not an Instagram posting, game playing dude.

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    06-10-15 11:13 AM
  14. randall2580's Avatar
    From what I read here, he's got company.
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    06-10-15 11:22 AM
  15. jdcfinisher's Avatar
    Seems to be a common thing among founders. They get to a certain point and say that's it we aren't changing or growing anymore. Then drive their business into the ground if they aren't forced out. My former boss couldn't deal with electronics in new equipment so he would rebuild the old ones or buy better used equipment till he retired. The new owner is now replacing obsolete equipment with new ones. The company is now making more money, jobs are being done faster, better quality and a lot easier.

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    06-10-15 11:23 AM
  16. hoob15's Avatar
    Guys think about Jim's personality...he is a private, direct and efficient communications business man. Not an Instagram posting, game playing dude.

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    So why can't he do all that on a Q10 or Passport or Classic? The new BlackBerrys have been touted as communications devices, so why stick with a 9900? Just curious.

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    06-10-15 11:34 AM
  17. blackmoe's Avatar
    Why should it matter? If he drives a classic older model car, is it also an issue? Give it a rest. People have the power of their own choices.

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    Exactly. He probably doesn't use it for apps or social media and it is a great phone for email and phone calls. He just doesn't feel the need for the latest and greatest for the sake of appearances. OK, maybe he uses the weather app
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    06-10-15 11:34 AM
  18. CivilDissident's Avatar
    I LOVE my 9900... I had retired it (finally) when I fell madly in love with the Classic, but just recently I decided I missed it too much, I ended up shelving my S6 Edge and now am running my 9900 as my secondary... Aside from the 9000, the 9900 is STILL super sexy, and well-rounded in general... It's still a great device sans the prehistoric browser that now is beginning to show its' irrelevant nature in use, but still, it's a good device and BBOS still has its' lure in a way... If apps and browsing aren't your jam, that is...

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    06-10-15 12:07 PM
  19. RubberChicken76's Avatar
    Thorsten Heins invented BlackBerry 10

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    Thorsten brought BlackBerry 10 to market but it was Mike's baby.
    06-10-15 12:13 PM
  20. RubberChicken76's Avatar
    I thought BlackBerry 10 was long in development before Heins took over...

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    It was. Thorsten just finished it off. Even the hardware (q10 and z10) were started under Mike

    Thorsten's job was getting it to market. He didn't come into his role and suddenly create a new os
    06-10-15 12:16 PM
  21. JuiciPatties's Avatar
    What strikes me as odd, is why is Jim choosing to speak out now? The man has been silent for so long, why is it important for him to come to this "club" and have this speech. I'm not sure I understand the relevance. I understand them having John Tory, Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, etc. but why Jim? And why now?

    I keep seeing the rehashing of the "rise and fall of Blackberry" article, so perhaps this is what has brought him out of the woodwork. Is this a chance for him to make some money? Or for him to defend himself and his actions?

    Anyway, back to the topic. Him using a Bold, just like I think of his presence at this time, is irrelevant.
    06-10-15 12:18 PM
  22. 21stNow's Avatar
    I don't think that it's odd, given that Balsillie is no longer a part of the BlackBerry company. He'll always be part of the BlackBerry history, but he isn't part of the current BlackBerry environment.
    06-10-15 12:20 PM
  23. cobra16's Avatar
    Who cares what he says or what he thinks.
    It is of no importance to anyone.
    06-10-15 12:21 PM
  24. conite's Avatar
    Hearing that the one of the founders of BlackBerry is using an older, obsolete model instead of the latest and greatest makes me curious as to what he doesn't like about the newest models, and what the older phone is doing right that the current gen isn't.

    It's like hearing Steve Jobs is using an iPhone 3gs instead of a 6+. Pourquoi?

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    It's his baby. Of course he would.

    If you invented a phone and put it to market, would you not use it until you couldn't?

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.2204
    06-10-15 12:21 PM
  25. ljfong's Avatar
    What strikes me as odd, is why is Jim choosing to speak out now? The man has been silent for so long, why is it important for him to come to this "club" and have this speech. I'm not sure I understand the relevance. I understand them having John Tory, Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, etc. but why Jim? And why now?

    I keep seeing the rehashing of the "rise and fall of Blackberry" article, so perhaps this is what has brought him out of the woodwork. Is this a chance for him to make some money? Or for him to defend himself and his actions?

    Anyway, back to the topic. Him using a Bold, just like I think of his presence at this time, is irrelevant.
    Probably because he has thoroughly severed any connection of his to the company for some time. Obviously he's still emotionally attached to the company given his involvement as former Co CEO. In Losing the Signal, it is clear he never had any confidence in switching to QNX as base OS for the new system that would become BB 10, but obviously he played along due to the demand of his role in the company. He talked big on PlayBook and all that, but again, it's all just poker face.
    06-10-15 12:31 PM
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