Beijing 2008: RIM CEO Jim Balsillie on Location!

Jim Balsillie in Beijing!
By Kevin Michaluk on 13 Aug 2008 10:41 am
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This just in... we know where Research in Motion's coCEO Jim Balsillie is today... Beijing! With the television playing in the background set to CBC Olympic coverage, I heard a familiar voice come on the air. I turn around from the computer to look and lo and behold it was Jim Balsillie, member of the Canadian Olympic Foundation, being interviewed live in front of the Water Cube (apologies for the poor photo - only had a few seconds to snap it off the tv!)

CrackBerry Addicts know that Jim loves sports and is as passionate about them as he is about BlackBerry. And when it comes to Canada's athletes, Jim wants them to do well on the world stage, and that of course takes money. By being on the Canadian Olympic Foundation he's doing his part to build awareness and try to get athletes the funding they need. Good Stuff. Enjoy your time in Beijing Jim! If you get a chance, can you snap some photos of athletes with their BlackBerry in hand and email them into us to post?? Thanks!!

Kevin Michaluk Kevin Michaluk "Founder, Editor in Chief " 3922 (articles) 3285 (forum posts)
7 comments

arundc

Just kidding of course :-). That's cool, wishing the athletes the best.

JRSCCivic98

OMG! Do you see the white spot on the picture? It's a sign... he's going to have a heart attack. :p

CanisMinor

Uh, Jim-boy, dude, sure you love your sports, but, um, shouldn't you be back in North America working your a** off to get AT&T and Rogers to launch your damn Bold? I'd think with all the FUD being spread about your next big 'berry, you'd be working to get it out there, asap?

Unless you really no longer care about the Bold, this seems a case of Nero fiddling while Rome is burning...

cbs2669

Instead of attending events, these jerk-offs should be busting their a$$es trying to get phones into the hands of those who pay their salary.

JRSCCivic98

Phones are nice, but how about actually releasing a new OS sometime this decade? How long have they been working on 4.5 again?... I forget it's been so long.

Anonymous

Is there a link to the interview?