We all know what state RIM is in right now? Profits aren’t coming in, Tablet are getting cold responses, future looks blurry too, the last thing they wanted was people to know that the CEO of their own company uses another brand phone, a Samsung Galaxy S3
Is it that RIM CEO Thorsten Heins doesn’t trust in the phones they make?
When asked the same question to him, he has a different explanation to give. Al Sacco from CIO got to spend some quality one on one time with Thorsten himself and dig a bit deeper into his device preferences and how those choices help him with his job at RIM.
I know you’ve been with RIM for a number of years, so I’m guessing you’ve been using a BlackBerry for some time. Have you ever used another smartphone from a RIM rival?
Yes, I absolutely do [use a BlackBerry], however, just to stay educated about the market, I always have a second device that is a competitor device so I know where I am, in terms of the competition.
What other device or other devices do you use?
I have the Samsung Galaxy S III right now.
No iPhone? You’re only using an Android device?
I did iPhone already. I really go across the board, so I had an iPhone before because it was important for me to understand touch devices at the entry level. I had the Samsung Mini for a while. I change them on a pretty regular basis.
I don’t think I am buying that explanation, why would you want to use a competitors phone on a daily basis to check it’s feature, what are the research and development team in your company doing?
Is he using it as a research device, or just using it for the features that Blackberry still cannot provide?
via: Android Central
The DNetWorks Team