Talking news this week and lunch w/ BlackBerry CEO John Chen, at #CESlive

By Kevin Michaluk on 9 Jan 2014 06:35 pm EST
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Be sure to hit play on the video above for a special edition CrackBerry Podcast, recorded this morning from our #CESlive stage. We'll pull the audio later today and get it updated on the podcast feeds, but for now you'll just have to watch it on youtube.

Joining me for this one is Adam Zeis, Simon Sage, and Marcus Adolfsson. We were limited in time as we had our #CESlive show starting up immediately after, but we manage to pack a lot into 16 minutes. 

Marcus and I talk about our experience having lunch with BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, earlier this week. We'll have the full written interview up tomorrow, but you can watch now for an early preview. We also talk about QNX and their cars on display at CES, my new P'9982 and the Typo keyboard debacle. Enjoy the show!

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Talking news this week and lunch w/ BlackBerry CEO John Chen, at #CESlive

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Kevin, does QNX have potentials that BlackBerry can leverage and monetize? There has been too much talk, with no clear path yet.

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Literally just watched the podcast on YouTube. Good stuff. Interested to read about the interview tomorrow.

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Funny about the fake noises. Silly eco car drivers... :-P

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MegaMoneyMan: Try Googling QNX. You'll see they have plenty of monetized products, most notably as supplier of embedded operating systems to most of the world’s largest auto makers.

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Thanks Ron. My question was geared towards the significance of the income that would be attributable to QNX. To the best of my knowledge, it's currently peanuts and if there are truly potentials, we should already have started seeing its effect on their bottom line, but maybe time will tell.

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That "QNX Sound Thing" is weird.... you know what sounds "good"... when I step on it in my Audi A6 - not sure that "fake sound" would replace that for me....

Umm, BMW has "augmented" engine sounds for the past couple years in some models. It may be that your audi does too.

The awesome thing about this tech is that ,when tuned, you can't tell the engine sounds aren't genuine. Complete with seat shaking sub-harmonics.

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Just don't get confused if your sound system breaks down that there is something wrong with your engine. Love that natural sound.

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BMW 5 series uses QNX for their onboard systems so I am guessing the M5 noise simulation they refer to is also QNX based.

Pretty integration with my BB10 btw. Potential for so much more though.

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Kevin, could you ask Mr. Chen what are BlackBerry's plans for the US? Can we get BB10 updates faster and will they sell all of their phones on the BlackBerry website? I'm on AT&T and I want to replace my Z10 (great phone with terrible battery life). Will they give us a status update on the AT&T version of the Z30?

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I was getting great battery life a month ago just before I switched to the 30. Wait for the latest update...... or get the leak....

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I also recall poor battery life on older OS versions for z10. Updates definitely improved that significantly, my battery life is great today on 10.2. Patiently waiting for 10.2.1!

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Battery life with the Z10 should be no problem with the 1925 leak and a charger bundle. Leak is free and charger bundle about 25 euro :) It's worth it, believe me

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If the car displays "powered by Blackberry QNX" and then has BBM, and other feature that pair with BB10 devices, I will be a very happy shareholder! Another thing they should address with their emerging market line, is paygo services. Getting a partnership with prepaid services will help to sell their low end, and possibly high end devices. Tracfone, Republic Wireless...partner with low cost cell phone services and consumers will be more in tune to purchase high end smart phones outright. Buy the phone directly from Blackberry's website, and have the option during checkout to order a free sim from your choice of paygo services.

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Adam's averaging how many words per minute? Lol! He really talks fast wow.

Proudly tweeted the first #IChooseBlackberry10 tweet.

4 divisions? Easier to monitor, measure, and ultimately sell if needed.

No corporate sales team? Are you kidding me! BB is now creating a sales team focused on corporate, regulatory? Geez, no wonder it's such a mess.