Hello CrackBerry Nation! This one is coming at you from my hotel room at the Waterloo Inn in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada... the birth place and hometown of BlackBerry!
I decided last week I'd make the trek again this year for Research In Motion's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, so here I am. Check out the video above for a quick welcome (the future of BlackBerry 10 is so bright... I gotta wear shades!).
The AGM takes place at 10am EDT on Tuesday morning. RIM will be webcasting the event, so you'll be able to tune into it here on the CrackBerry homepage (we'll pipe in the live feed). The first part of the AGM is corporate process stuff - nominating directors, approving minutes, etc. Where it gets interesting is when the microphone opens up to shareholders to ask their questions. Last year the AGM was packed -- literally standing room only -- and a lot of shareholders took to the microphone to ask a lot of questions. I'd expect given the current state of RIM's share price that it'll be even more full this year, with even more questions getting asked.
Following up the AGM I'll be crossing the street to give an interview to BNN (Business News Network) who's doing a live special on RIM starting at 11:30am ET. I'm following up that Vic Alboini guy from Jaguar Capital who's always pushing for RIM to get split up and sold off, so hopefully I'll finally get to meet him (must constrain myself). That'll be *interesting* to say the least.
Beyond the AGM, I have a few other meetings setup while in Waterloo. Any questions that are still unanswered by the time the AGM is over I'll work on getting answered before I return home. Though honestly, at this point I really think it's less about Q&A and more about RIM just executing and getting BlackBerry 10 to us. The past is the past. We know how RIM ended up in their current position and we know where things are at today. We also know the all the changes they've been making within the company. All I care about now is results and seeing RIM hustle and get a BB10 phone into my hands pronto. That's it for now. Keep it locked to CrackBerry!