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Research In Motion vs. BlackBerry - Which name is better?

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The UK's Prime Minister loves his BlackBerry so much he doesn't switch to silent mode for meetings!

By James Richardson on 10 Nov 2012 03:06 pm EST
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David Cameron, the UK's Prime Minister, managed to give BlackBerry some free marketing this week, although I'm pretty sure he didn't do it on purpose.

Whilst conducting a Q&A session in Dubai his BlackBerry decided to 'ping' and he quite openly reached into his pocket and told the audience that it was his BlackBerry.

It made me laugh as a while ago BlackBerry UK tweeted David Cameron reminding him to hold down the 'Q' key on his keyboard to switch between profiles. I suspect David may have learnt his lesson!

Source: BBC News

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The UK's Prime Minister loves his BlackBerry so much he doesn't switch to silent mode for meetings!

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It just goes to show you how all the important smart people use BlackBerrys. The sheep use that other fruit .... they can't think on their own ... lol...

Told you. Leaders like to PIN the Prez.

I did. And I am asking based on the video I saw.

There's no mention in the video that he boast about his BlackBerry. The video just shows him tossing his BlackBerry and continuing with the speech.

If there's a link for that please provide.

Thanks.

In the video, he didn't "boast" about his BB, he simply said, "I'm sorry, I must get rid of my Blackberry....". Given the fact, he could have just said "my phone", he gave Blackberry free press by letting everyone know he carries one.

Considering he can have any device he wants and being in a very powerful position, along with the other most powerful man in the world, to use the BB - thats a pretty big boast for BB.

Given the deep loathing with which David Cameron is regarded in many areas of the UK, BlackBerry should actively distance themselves from association in any way.

I guess he didn't want to get interrupted. Maybe I tossed it to the first person he saw to handle the message and reply back.

Quite funny. :P