Mobile Nations 2013 CES Experience Day 3: CES + BlackBerry CEO = 1 Amazing Day!

The Mobile Nations 2013 CES Experience
By James Falconer on 9 Jan 2013 01:07 pm EST
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After a night of good times, good friends and a few (maybe more) good drinks, today was the BIG day… CES baby! Our crew was raring to get down to the Las Vegas Convention Center, and even though a few had later starts than others… all made it down to the LVCC to check out the goodness (and craziness) that is CES.

The LVCCHeading into the LVCC

Of course, once our passes were in-hand, the first stop was a private tour of the @NVIDIA booth...

The NVIDIA Booth
Outside the NVIDIA booth

At the NVIDIA Booth
Robert and Marques at the NVIDIA booth

NVIDIA Grid Servers
Up close and personal with the NVIDIA Grid

From there, the team 'fanned out' across the show floor...

Rich and the Qubeey Girls
Rich with the Qubeey girls

Checking out some new tech!
Martin, Marques and Robert (aka 'Bobby Brown') checking out some new tech.

Later on in the evening, we got together one last time with the Mobile Nations team for some food and drink at the Palazzo… and the icing on the cake was a visit from a certain CEO… you may have heard of him...

Thorsten Heins joined us!
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins (far right) paid us a visit!

With all the amazing experiences now behind us, it's sadly time to wrap things up. I'd like to personally thank Robert, Michael, TJ, Marques, Rich and Martin (and Tegra Champ Kevin O'Quinn) for coming out and for being such solid dudes. It was really something to see the passion and love you have for mobile technology. Your opinions, beliefs and ideas were all extremely well informed and thought provoking to say the very least. I sincerely hope you share your experiences with the rest of the Mobile Nations communities by leaving comments, starting new threads, and interacting with other members … and be sure to let everyone know how EASY it was to win… and how FUN this experience was!

Our Group!
Left to Right: Rich Cermele (@pkcable), Kevin O'Quinn, Martin Reisch (@safesolvent), James Falconer (@JamesFalconer), Marques Brownlee and Michael Colvill
Not Pictured: TJ Hardin and Robert Brown (@SunofaBob)

Of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't also give thanks to our pals @NVIDIA… with a super special thanks to @WillPark for being our go-to man during the experience. He went above and beyond, and I think it's fair to say he deserves a *tip of the cap* and a firm handshake for a job well done.

I now declare the Mobile Nations 2013 CES Experience… CLOSED!

James Falconer James Falconer "Community Manager, Mobile Nations" 354 (articles) 721 (forum posts)
18 comments

thatMikeguy

Did Thorsten have any insightful messages for you at this ever so exciting time? Pretty stellar that he came by to say hello!

djdonnyk

Wow I bet that was sweet talking with the CEO! Have a safe trip back home and I'm looking forward to more info in the upcoming days.

playpen007

I really believed Thorsten Heins checks out Crackberry site every so often.

BB_Bmore

Of course he does the official BlackBerry forums are a ghost town compared to CrackBerry.

BaconMunch

A bit confused by the title, I suppose CES experience Day 3 = CES Day 1. Hope the winners had a good time! CES is still going on from January 8-11.

Bla1ze

The experience posts were going up even before CES opened. This is the 3rd from the first day of CES "official" opening.

birdman_38

Nice to see a CEO so down to earth, to the point that he would acknowledge Mobile Nations staff. That's something his predecessors would not do. :)

travaz

Does Mobile Nations get any love from other OEM's? Or is it just RIM that takes the time to salute CB?

Kevin Michaluk

We had some Samsung love last night too!

Pretty tight connections all around. 

good#AC

God that picture with the "Qubeey girls" is so awkward. Why would you want a pic of that? "Guys check it out, here's me and some hot girls that were paid to speak to me!"

q649

Sometimes you just have to relax and enjoy life.

Bla1ze

No doubt! Your time is limited on this earth, enjoy it while you can cause you can't take any of it with you.

Rootbrian

Damn! I can guess it was an amazing time. :D

Poodwahr

OF COURSE RIM DID NOT HAVE A BOOTH AT CES. THEY SHOULD HAVE.

BBVegasGirl80

+1,000,000!

And so should Mobile Nations! :-)

BBVegasGirl80

Nice pics. So glad Thorsten paid the Mobile Nations team a visit. I remember seeing those Qubeey Girls. Lots of "Booth Babes" at CES. I enjoy going every year, except without RIM there it wasn't quite the same. The 30th will make up for their absence big time! :-)

pkcable

Yea yea, I took a picture with the booth babes, it's all in good fun!

The highlight for me was when CrackBerryKevin introduced me to Thorsten Heins. I made sure to park myself close and I HOPED that he would do it and the boss man did not disappoint. :) #BB10Believe

birdman_38

How could BlackBerry not have a booth at the biggest consumer electronics show on the planet? RIM's Marketing stumbles out of the gate in 2013.