Thorsten Heins to be a guest on Piers Morgan Live

Thorsten Heins
By Michelle Haag on 20 Mar 2013 08:34 pm
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BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins will be appearing on Piers Morgan Live tonight on CNN. Piers Morgan is a long time BlackBerry user and supporter, so it should be an interesting interview to watch. The show airs in the US at 9PM on the East coast, but be sure to check your local listings for what time you can catch it. Alternatively, you should hopefully be able to watch the video later on the CNN website.

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163 comments

the_den

First!

I'll be watching.

aelaan

Oh my word! A Brit and a German talking about technology.. This will be fun! I am going to watch it. Ach du lieber LOL

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slagman5

Well, hopefully Piers is pro-BB because he's one of the most biased news personalities out there and will not be too flexible in his opinion. Not exactly an open-minded person...

CDM76

Yeah he's a known BB user and supporter.

slagman5

Oh ok, that's good to know...

cjterminator

I don't think he is biased, he gives balanced view. You must be Anti gun control :)

slagman5

Lmao, I assume you're joking right? :-D

wilson1137

thanks michelle, ill be tuning into it just in time to finish the second period of the leafs game :)

EauRouge

leaf win baby! #razzemdazzemnazzem

UMLD

TV is on CNN now. Should be interesting.

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SEAWARRIOR

kind of ironic Morgan using a secure device given his involvement in the phone hacking scandal in the U.K.,,, lets hope TH has some unvague things to say,,, thanks for the heads up...

kasedillz

Great, if only we could get that idiot to support the 2nd amendment of the US of A, we'd be golden!
I can't stand that dumbass... Sorry, but I find it extremely insulting that a red-coat wanker like him has the balls to support gun-bans in the US... Does he forget WHY our 2nd amendment was included in the Bill of Rights in the first place? LOL

Pandastrong

Dude, Piers Morgan is a horrible human being, but seriously, you're talking gun laws on a Blackberry forum? And "Red Coat"? Come on mate, grow up.

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kasedillz

fyi I'm talking about Piers Morgan. The fact I happened to mentioning his infatuation with gun-bans in the US is just one example on why I don't like the guy.
To put it in terms you might understand... Think of it as if a native French guy was trying to promote an outright ban of hockey sticks and maple syrup in Canada. Get it now?

D_March

No...As an American I don't get it. Rise above your dumbass fears or your weird infatuation with who tells you what and recognize that we don't need fifty round magazines of armor piercing bullets sold to the general public. Trust me slugger, your government revolution fetish isn't happening. Feel free to get on with life and embrace reality.

BionicKris

^^ Agreed. They'll want .50 cal machine guns, grenade launchers and bazookas next...

rthonpm

Agreed as well. Plus, the gun nuts don't seem to get the idea that the freedom to own weapons was put in place to protect the government more than to protect against it. That whole 'well regulated militia' bit seems to be forgotten.

Besides, it was pretty easy to do when the same weapon that you used for hunting was the same one you used when lining up in rows and shooting at the enemy. Big difference between a musket and an M-240...

kelton

chant: More Laws! More Laws! More Laws! Protect me from me, daddy!

Subtract the inner city gun violence, and we have the "gun problem" of Belgium.

Oh well, I'll watch Piers to see this interview.

LoganSix

"the idea that the freedom to own weapons was put in place to protect the government more than to protect against it"

No, you are wrong. You apparently have no understanding of history. Until before World War II, regular U.S. citizens could acquire weapons that were more advanced than what the U.S. Military were issuing.

EauRouge

you use "red coat" to be derogatory, then use "wanker" (brit slang). #goodone #paradoxnoparadox

Jonathank

Why R people so freaking stupid. Morgan dose not want to ban guns why can't u dumb idiots get that in ur head???? We don't freaking need rocket launchers on the streets. I stand by my cnn guy. America is full of guns and gay people and they both want rights lol

kasedillz

LOL, please restrain yourself from posting until you know what you're talking about. I hope you're not serious.

Jonathank

No Sir, LOL to u because I think what I said was right.. Morgans exact words I believe in the 2nd amendment (Something u said he did not) What he does not believe in is 100 Clip magazine and Machine guns What dont YOU GET???... U my friend sound dumb with ur comment. please refrain from replying to me.

Xader

ugh...

C'mon Thor, do an interview with someone whose every word doesn't make me physically ill...

Oooh. I know! Craig Ferguson!

HomerJ Simpson

I have to agree with you. Ever since the phone hacking scandal, I just can't trust a word that comes out of Piers Morgan's mouth.

stevepar

Guys, ignore your political view about Piers, this is brilliant timing by BBRY!! Piers should be good as he's a huge BBRY fan (owns a P9981) and the US launches start tomorrow...#BB10Believe

SEAWARRIOR

deleted reply to deleted post..

PegBerry

I am in the West Cost Los Angeles and ready to watch it in 7minutes. Will be nice to listen to it.

jcraig

Dammit, I hate that this actually makes me want to watch Piers Morgan. Maybe I can turn captioning on and mute it while he's talking lol.

MidnightWatcher

Why go on CNN? Nobody watches that network. He should be where the people are. Judging from the ratings alone, it seems like Fox News (love them or hate them) is what people are watching.

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lovemyplaybook

People watch Fox news??? That is very laughable.

MidnightWatcher

Yep, the ratings for Fox News absolutely destroys CNN. Google it.

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Ebscer

Fox news has better ratings than CNN and MSNBC combined.

Just because something is terrible, doesn't mean that it isn't popular (kinda like Android).

Mr Gill

Lol, I'm not sure I'd want Fox news viewers to get their hands on the Z10, I don't think BBRY is that desperate :P

MidnightWatcher

BBRY would be dumb not to. We're taking about financial success, not political.

Jonathank

Because FOX is fake news, CNN is for people that DO, if they follow FOX then thats like Follwing iOS and Android... Smart move to go with CNN, U dont need to follow the crowd, Most of the time they are wrong anyway. FOX just talks crap on everyone, They always have shi+ to say about the rest of the news channels, they should concentrate on their own channel

Actionjax

Not sure if this is going on. They never spoke of it in the intro.

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piko 72

No mention of it!!

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parapep10

I double checked the CNN website. He will be on tonight.

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hume82

No Thor, just gun control and mid east as per usual CNN programing. Doesn't quite make sense for him to go on Piers, maybe better if goes on Lang & O'Leary.

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mathking606

Yea I too did not hear anything about it in the intro. Not sure whether to stay tuned.

thurask

Weird, no Thorsten in the opening. Maybe he's a surprise guest?

Crisdean

This indeed will be entertaining. Don't expect any surprises there but a nice marketing stunt for BB on launch day.

juaninho

Was about to start recording but my PVR indicates this show is a repeat...

Majestic Lion

Hopefully Mr Heins invites a surprise guest of his own, and Jeremy Clarkson comes from backstage to knuckle Piers' eyeball again for our general entertainment.

Iamanonymous62

I hope your not wasting my time Michelle

AjaxMilanBarcaSC

To be fair to Michelle, CNN and especially Piers Morgan are known to bump guests when there is some breaking news or popular and controversial news. Today it was the Colorado gun laws. If he's not on today he will be on tomorrow.

tjseaman

I think some of you are missing the point. Whether you like him or not. He's a Huge BlackBerry supporter. He may actually have a good interview rather than getting ripped a new one from some other smartphone fanatic that tries to do anything but give him and BlackBerry a positive choice for consumers.

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sandman10

lol... blackberry keep moving commercial on CNN during piers morgan show.

1lomeri

There was just a blackberry commercial? Maybe he's a surprise guest?

06nasti

I'm watching right now. Just hope Thor doesn't start bashing apple or anything wild like that :)

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stevepar

There have been THREE BB10 commercials in the past hour +

HabsSuck

No it's new episode.

And for you gun toting Americans its the right of the militia to bear arms.

arthropod88

The Militia are The People...

Iamanonymous62

I can't find anything on Google, where did you see this?

Michelle Haag

http://twitter.com/PiersMorganLive/statuses/314480040131842048

tmurphx5

Keep us posted, cant watch it live.

bbaleno

Had to go on YouTube to hear the song. If that's what you are referring to

PN009

Im watching it right now...theyre talking to some Sheriffs at the moment.... is it over?

Snowraver

Yea, I joined late too, just wondering if I missed it.

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cnote2

Did I miss it

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ToddZ10

Nope, no sign of Thorsten yet.

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Actionjax

Well we are at commercial and looks like they are ending the gun control debate. Let's see what's next.

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PN009

Just watched Obama crack a few jokes.... no sign of Thor yet..

Stefan Blum

Should be after this segment I believe.

StormieTwo

I've been watching this show from the beginning. No mention of bbry.

AjaxMilanBarcaSC

If he's on it will be a short segment. Piers likes devoting most of his time on the most talked about news of the day and today it was the Colorado gun laws. Otherwise he won't get any viewers.

Stefan Blum

This sucks, but I think you're right :(

Snowraver

Ugh, the preview before the break again had no mention of BlackBerry.

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Actionjax

I think you will see him on for the last 5 min.

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UMLD

Nice of PM to spend time trying to save lives. Good on him.

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2clever

Coming on after the ad break.

divakar

Can't wait to see the interview

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ToddZ10

Finally!!!

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UMLD

On now!

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Snowraver

Ahhh! It's on next!

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snowbird72

Here we go...after the break.

iamdong

I think i just saw the preview...

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compaqdeskpr

Here you have it

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Actionjax

Yay he is going on next.

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bb10abuser

Finally, he is going to be on the air after the break

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Omar Diamond

Crossing my fingers for a solid segment!!

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Liquid Platinum

just saw the preview, on after the break

sharma6

It's show time!

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jojo beaconsfield

going to check it out right now ,hope he's on.go bb go!!!

Easy-G

I love how we're all watching this together :)

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FirstBerry101

Can't watch. Post the good stuff

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SEAWARRIOR

they BOTH called it the ZEE!!! :-D

Iamanonymous62

Didn't mention apps once!

SEAWARRIOR

they only gave him 2 mins & PM spent 1/2 that trying to get free sh!t...

divakar

Guys its going to start in a few seconds. Don't miss it. Flicking words on my z10, while zipping morning tea, sitting n watching the interview

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UMLD

Short, but we'll done Thor I thought.

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remmo

That's all???

Too short

:(

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Snowraver

Weak. Nothing of substance.

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ToddZ10

Shouldve had a close up of the Q.

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AfroZepher

LOL. . .Hey Thorsten! Nice new phones. . .did you mean it when you said the iPhone was outdated? Oh and thanks for the great phones! Here's a shameless plug on my show. . .good night!!! LOL

snowbird72

Apparently Piers is addicted to crack. I think he meant he is a crackberry addict but that's what you get when you rush a segment.

AjaxMilanBarcaSC

Very short! But I think Thorsten hit most of the points. He was obviously prepared and knew the questions beforehand. Overall, I think it was a positive segment, just enough to peak curiosity.

Actionjax

Well not bad. It was at least positive. Well let's see how it sells in the USA.

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StormieTwo

That went well, nothing revealing, no foot in the mouth (other than PM's mention of the playbook )

ontherock3

Not to bad of an interview. Piers was fair; asked good questions but as we can all probably agree Thor is a good to great CEO but an average spokesman.

SEAWARRIOR

yeah,,, it appears he's always uncomfortable when doing public gigs,,, which, understandably, can be tough for some people,,, cred for getting out there & doin' it,,, more than some are doing...

jojo beaconsfield

caught about 3 or 4 minutes i like what i saw and heard

HUNTZODIAC

Short interview...but Thorsten sold the Z10 and am I correct in hearing that P. Diddy has a Z10?

Omar Diamond

Was very quick, was pretty much a message to Americans that it's new its fresh and that they will fall in live with blackberry again son give it a try!!

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Easy-G

A little too superficial an interview, didn't like Piers ending on a negative PlayBook note, we didn't get to see enough of the actual Z10 in use, but I did like Thor's little quip reiterating what he had said before about the iPhone being dated, specifically in terms of UI. Still, could have been a much better promotional bit.

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Snowraver

I think calling him an average speaker is generous.

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sandman10

Might be just be, but Heins seems much more relaxed and jovial on camera now compared from when I saw him at the launch.

bizzyqu

too bad no one watches

thatplaybookguy

Funny, all these people and many more watched it.

jyuan

where can we stream it?

UMLD

I'm getting up there, so not sure if mentioning P Diddy was mad he didn't have a black z10 a good or bad thing?

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miketko

Just caught the end with the negative play book comment

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tmurphx5

Thanks for the live commentary, if TH looked relaxed he must be feeling happy/confident about the upcoming results on the 28th

d0gzilla74

Omg I sat through an hour of piers gun control mania and obama goes to isreal for that? Piers sux, sorry. The z10 commercials were more informative. I did like the 'iphone is outdated' statement though. That should really make the cnn bloggers mad!

jojo beaconsfield

does anybody know if Thorstien will be on other shows,i'm sure he will be, it would be nice to get a heads up

jugolic

great interview. Piers is sooooo #teamblackberry =)

jugolic

Thor looked more relaxed and less stressed than other interviews / presentations

kill_9

Piers Morgan is not only biased but a very poor interviewer.

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LoganSix

Thor would be better served going on the morning shows to show of the BB10 phones.

Not that the morning shows give a lot of time for each segment, but it would be better than CNN at night.

marvini

The PlayBook comment was uncalled for.

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Bluline79

Let Heins just lay Piers out.. I can't stand to listen to Piers and all his bias gibberish.

canderson85

Too bad it won't do much for bb10 awareness since nobody watches that show

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ab345

Thorsten should have read that abysmal and totally biased CNN Money review they wrote, "BlackBerry Z10 review: A noble failure".
They should have then interviewed the journalistic who wrote the piece and have him try to defend his review against Thorsten. That would have been highly entertaining.

RP Singh

Anyone know where I can watch a recorded version?

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w1ndex11

i'm trying to find it to! so far no where.

R Field

Piers is a bloody moron. Hopefully that doesn't extend to Thor.

CB10- BlackBerry Z10

bvinceb

Repeats at 12am

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Barriecuda

Piers is an Arsenal supporter and a BlackBerry loyalist, which makes him basically my favourite media personality ever.

TIMSHULL

F Morgan he slammed the Playbook.

shads77

Good interview. Piers was positive. PlayBook truly didn't go well. Z10 looked awesome. Good teaser of what to come. Too much time would have lead to the superficial "App Gap" conversation.

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Hack666

Short but sweet. Wish I could get the first 50 minutes of my life back, I can think of 1000 things I'd rather be doing than watching more gun control debates. Also that CNN Money review was absolute crap. Good luck with the US launch BlackBerry! Living in Waterloo region I'm probably a little biased but I really do love the Z10 and think it deserves a fair chance.

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blkbeauti

It wasn't a bad interview. I'm not a fan of Piers but he does love his blackberry so I'm cool. Maybe he was giving us news about the next celebrity to endorse the blackberry (P Diddy) hmmm

Simon Ng

I posted the video so you guys can go watch...

vulfadli

What video?

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ZPingu

Watched with my wife (4x iPhone) user, and guess what - she said she want to get a Z10. She was ready to get the iPhone 5, but after this interview something clicked and she said she is ready for a change. She asked for mine (I got it when it came out in Canada), and she played with it for about an hour. She thinks it is cool and she was impressed. (she used to hate all of my BlackBerry devices - occasions when I was driving she replied emails for me turned her away from BB). I ordered her a white one today. :)

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