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Usain Bolt and the BlackBerry Q10 - The fastest man in the world also uses the fastest OS

By Adam Zeis on 12 Aug 2013 02:38 pm EDT
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Last week the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, took some time for a bit of private shopping at the Hublot boutique in London. Mr. Bolt spent over 2 hours checking out loads of amazing watches with no interruptions (which I'm sure makes Kevin extremely jealous).

We can tell that he's all about having some awesome accessories which explains why he's also sporting a BlackBerry Q10.

Of course someone as fast as Usain Bolt would want to use an equally fast device, right? I'm loving all of the celebs we've seen lately that are rocking the BlackBerry Z10, but as a Q10 user this makes me smile even bigger. 

I'd love to get any of those watches on my wrist, but for now I'll just settle for Mr. Bolt being a part of Team BlackBerry.

Thanks Winston!

110 comments

rthonpm

Adam:

What about that odd device on his leg that looks suspiciously like an iFruit? I guess even the fastest man in the world needs a toy or two?

HigherThanMars

Dude it's a Z10.... shhhh

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thedustytaco

thats me :)

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Supa_Fly1

That's YOU on his leg? Nasty.

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de marco

It's not z10...

Send from BlackBerry z10

blackberry008

These stories need to put up on the net, not just at crackberry.......
.....spread the word about this news community.......
I will be the new aggressive board of directors for BBRY now......

Sexy White BlackBerry Z10

Playbook007

It's too late for that. Bb10 will only survive in the corporate, institutional and government sectors. It's unfortunate, but the youth sell phones at all the retails and carriers and they sell what is in. Not what is better. If you are a kid with a BlackBerry you are a joke. Iphone is king in their eyes and androids are give aways to those who cannot afford so to speak. It really doesn't matter how good bb10 is. It doesn't. That is why BlackBerry is going back to private and they will continue to dominate the corporate world and gain consumer share only if this has a spill over effect with things like BlackBerry Balance, the Hub etc.

Where's my FULL BRIDGE Mr. Heins? Please return it!

IJKBB10

+1 Good points

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snicka23

I phone is the shit? Maybe in America.. in the Netherlands you got way more android phones. Just cause they are better then iphone:p

Z10 MaDnesZz

Notcho

Oh playbook007 your always a good read, full of knowledge.

Sent from the Legendary Zed10

Marvin-13

Note the headphones. The iFruit is for music because... *2 minutes of people listening to music* ... "Everyday, more people listen to music on the iPhone, than any other phone"

BlackBerrari

Great one!!!

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BionicKris

It looks like my iPod doorstop.

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hazarder

Wow, pretty awesome indeed

Posted via that z10!

Puz_zled

Mr. Boulben, make some hay with this! Usain Bolt, Alicia Keys, President Obama the list goes on. Different fields, but all are top of their game!

From my sweet BB10 Neutrino powered Z10 :D

BerryWizard

Gush! That moment you realize that cb has better marketing and advertising ideas than BlackBerry....smh

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jic999

you got that right here is another : compare features eg. when it comes to Instagram I say " hay I can side load Instagram but heck let me send you a picture and I will comment on it then share to Twitter , LinkenIn Facebook , Youtube etc... " Netflix " I am starting to use Rogers Mobile Movie not bad " now on to business !!

VictorRight

Ok, marxist obama I could do without.

QNX posted via CB10

chapa6sigma

+1 Obama is not the top of any game. He is a blemish to America's name and heritage

Champ

Carruthers

Don't really like Obama but I love his Bullitt -proof, bomb-proof and radiation- proof Z10 he received in early February.

Posted from my incredible Z10

birdman_38

That wasn't reported on CrackBerry. Source?

bigbmc26

Please keep the political hate to yourself, this is a smartphone site. Some of us actually like the President. Thanks!

BlackBerrari

Thanks...

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BGK

+1 thanks for saying :)

Gian Mario Tagliaretti

Thanks dude, that's exactly right

Carmels

Really?! I think Obama is exactly what the US needs but just isn't exactly ready to deal with his type of reform. I also see him failing because like all good men, he to is cracking from the American people's pressure to have everything now without little to no work ethic or structured planning.

It's only a good plan if it doesn't affect me adversely right?!

Anywho, back to topic! Mr. Bolt should be doing advertising for BlackBerry for sure! BlackBerry's saying is "Keeps you moving!" who else moves faster then this guy?!

Posted via CB10 using a Z10

textmint2013

At last somebody's saying it like it is. A good man can become great only if he is supported well. +1

Posted via CB10 from BB Z10

bigr3n

What about his brother "Insane"? Lol

On the Underrated Z10

sanjk1

He's got a Porsche Design on pre order

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shai404

All you need a nice phone and a nice watch!

Shai's Z10/Q10

Siya10

And a nice girl

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Jiggy1971

with nice curves. . .;)

F1 JV

Anybody else waiting for Kim K to start sporting a Q10?

Or has she already been spotted with one?

Peugeot 505 STI» Peugeot 405 Mi16» Honda s2000»...Chevrolet Corvette C7

iamrauu

BB has a huge presence in JA... no surprise he's rocking a Q10.

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Jmax25

He is probably one of the very few who can afford it at US$850 a pop on or off contract.

RedxD

Says "Usian" in the title, the fastest man in world can only use the fastest OS in the world :)

helloz10byeiphone

Good to see these celebs still supporting #teamblackberry :) I'm already imagine the amount of celebs we will spot with the Z30/A10 ;)

wout000

All I have to say is bring back the "Celebrity BlackBerry Sightings". Now is the best time.

sreidenb

Wish I had him as a BBM contact. Lol!

PhillipFrank

Why doesn't BlackBerry make a commercial with him

Don't you think the fastest man on earth should use an equally fast device you should to. Or something like that

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gordon griffith

Great idea! Think of the different possibilities. Could be similar to the Insane Bolt commercials.

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BruvvaPete

Simple answer is that Frank and the rest of the marketing geniuses are too busy screwing up.

3_M4N

Why would you do that when you could make a commercial of all the things BB10 can't do? ... ... amiright? *cough* *superbowl* *cough* :S

Posted while peeking and flowing on my incredible BBQ10!

antiextra

Our second largest telco in Malaysia signed Bolt for their 4G launch, I'm sure BlackBerry can afford to have him too

http://www.thestar.com.my/story.aspx?file=%2f2013%2f4%2f27%2fbusiness%2f...

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Hidjk

Another loss opportunity for advertising bb10 from the start. I remember at the Olympics after the race he mentioned he had to BBM family and friends on tv live. They could and should have made an add from the start with him...

FoxxBerry

Exactly, he gave them free pub. and they didnt jump on it..

bb8900edit

Does anyone notice that the opening of the Tv Show The Newsroom has a 9900 in it?

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Adam Zeis

Yup! The entire show is filled with them.

KyonCoraeL

I totally misread that. I thought u said newsradio.

SK122387

I noticed that too. They always have the date of the major events they're covering come across the screen. I thought it was funny how some were in "2010" and they still were using a 9900.. maybe ACN gets their BlackBerrys from the future??

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Carruthers

Love the newsroom and yes I noticed there are a lot of BlackBerry phones present in the show (including the intro), mostly 9900's. In one of the most recent episodes I couldn't help but notice Will Maccavoy (Jeff Daniels) uses two devices, an iPhone for media and a 9900 for communications. Both are visible on his desk.

Posted from my incredible Z10

TDSWIM

I've noticed it in the intro to the Newsroom also. Nice view of a 9900. Also, in House of Cards with Kevin Spacey, he's on his BlackBerry constantly. Homeland has quite a few BlackBerries as well.

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ANTIABE

Cool!

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Asmooh

I get dejavu

I think I saw this / something like it a few months ago??

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ofutur

Cool, too bad it's not selling to anybody else...

Sent from my PlayBook v10.2.0.1155 Lite

BerryWizard

Sent from your PlayBook WHAT!? -_O

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BruvvaPete

Ummm... I'm pretty sure you're more than a little wrong about that.

Jiggy1971

where did you get the software for your playbook?

derizzle

Shame that Bbry is not as fast selling as Usain bolts running, Bbry are way behind their competitors from selling their phones, launching new phones and BBM to other platforms like what's app... what are they thinking in their business heads... I have heard at the hare and the tortoise but Bbry are no match as a tortoise, they are more like a snails...

Sent by Bbry Zed10

xBURK

Really, they miss opportunities like this all the time. I will never get why BlackBerry settled for such a lack luster marketing campaign? We wouldn't be talking about selling the company if they just got this right once and for all.

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camera531

This news will surely save the company. Awesome

Mr.Black.Berry

Maybe they should come up with an advertised pitch using him and the speed and efficiency of the Q10...just a thought.

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Antikythera Mechanism

Hey BlackBerry if you want to be successful on the marketing front maybe you should listen to some ideas, from the loyal crackberry forum's.

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GoJaysGo

Stopped reading when I read "fastest OS", and saw an iPhone on his lap...

AtInsider

This is awesome marketing for BlackBerry.

VanCity2Top

Why doesn't BlackBerry sign Usain Bolt to promote BlackBerry or something?

GreenCopperz

BlackBerry - keep moving + fast !! They could market all the top people use BlackBerry

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VictorRight

We need more commercials here in the USA! We need more commercials here in the USA!We need more commercials here in the USA!

QNX posted via CB10

BionicKris

+1 We
+1 Sure
+1 Do

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corrieg

Adam, is good to know you like all the celebrities are using BlackBerry. Though you should know most of us in the West Indies use BlackBerry.

They are popular with the keyboard as well.

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Stayce6

Exactly, bb is big in the West Indies..I recently sold my bob for an iPhone and right now my communication has severely been reduced Cuz they all have blackberry...

pilyonglover

Thats not his, that's the lady's phone!! His is the one on his lap..

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sk8er_tor

That's why he's holding the Q10 in his hand in the second picture?

malwayne66

As a Jamaican using both Android and BlackBerry, I can easily day that is a given the Usain would have a Q10 (even if it means having another toy along for the ride). It's just a Jamaican thing. BB is everywhere and although BB10 hasn't really caught on as yet, I expect the arrival of the Q5 to bring the country into BB10 dominance

blackberry artichoke

Obama is a shame to the USA

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bquinney

Oh, and Bush was such the upstanding character. Move the wannaba political talking points out of here and stay on topic.... Usain, please BB!

textmint2013

All this political talk is too funny to people like me who r non-american. Its funny to see the "real" Americans blowing cold on Obama. Even we non-americans know how "great" the repubs are - just replay the 47% speech.

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buckwylder

BlackBerry 10 is my watch, computer, phone, jewelry, video player, music player, music mixer, music maker, gaming device, server, client, etc...

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buckwylder

BlackBerry 10 is life's accessory.

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buckwylder

2023, I'm still using the Q10. What happened to the past 10 years?

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farouk007punk

I said this 3 months ago in roland garros final

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matthewmrl

Awesome!..

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airmo

how about making Usain bolt one of the main celebs endorsing BB10? move over Alicia Keys...

ps. he only has the icrap phone because I bet he doesn't know how to side load Instagram (I follow him on Facebook and Instagram lol)

w0lfgang

AND this is the guy who mentioned BBM on the Olympics AROUND the world....and Thor and Frank Boulben STILL can't figure out how this would be a thousand times better than Alicia "I-tweet-from-my-iPhone" Keys...no...instead, we have her and a little sticker on an F1 car....Genius (not really)

CrazyBack

Hublot and Q10, finally an athlete with good taste.

vgorous

last I know who was seen with a z10 was Leonardo dicaprio. dammit I wish his name was shorter.

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textmint2013

Leo Dicaprio

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Spinnaz370

Not surprised he sports a BlackBerry. Jamaica is one of those countries who love BlackBerrys.

JIVE8900

Hey! For the people who didn't know, Usain bolt is sponsored by telecoms company Digicel. They send him the latest devices on a regular. Its however, nice to see him rocking the Q10. Jamaica is moving away from BlackBerry as we speak. Its gonna be a blood bath for BlackBerry when BBM goes cross platform.

smart548

Share that news guys! ;)

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sobored

BlackBerry, make the man a watch! That's what he's shopping for.

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jaffna_guy

May be BlackBerry should hire him instead of singer

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landorghini

That's what success looks like :

Q10 and bad as watch

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HectorBusyBee

Big deal. He'll switch soon. Like everyone else.

HBB Posted via CB10 from my BlackBerry Z10

Mr Gill

Well he's Jamaican, and in Jamaica the Blackberry is a status symbol.

Huey Newton

What's his BBM pin lol blackberry needs to sponsor him he gave BBM a free plug at the Olympics

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tommo7788

He's just waiting for BBM to go cross platform, then bye bye Q10!!!

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Winston Loh

Great write up Adam ! Thanks.

ThaWeighin

Mr Bolt is a very smart cellphone consumer from the looks of things

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lyssaa

Ajouter bolt pour l'image de blackberry afin de monter la côte des smartphone. Bolt c'est le meilleur !!

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Bacon Munchers

True Jamaican. Loves his BlackBerry!

pumpkinhank

BlackBerry needs more apps like Netflix etc. Those is what people want and they want a tablet!!!

Mayur Tamhane

I like blackberry mobiles very much and z30 is very dynamic design ever..