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We made "podcast magic" with our what's going to happen to BlackBerry episode!

What's going to happen to BlackBerry
By Kevin Michaluk on 19 Jan 2014 11:46 pm EST

Earlier this week I joined Rene Ritchie on our Vector podcast to talk BlackBerry. Back in October 2013 we recorded a show together on the topic of What happened to BlackBerry. Though recorded relatively late in the year, that episode went on to be our single most downloaded podcast episode across all Mobile Nations podcasts for 2013.

With lots of change at BBRY between then and now, including a new CEO at the helm of the company, in this episode we talk about What's going to happen to BlackBerry. This podcast is a great follow up audio companion to the in-depth interview we conducted with BlackBerry CEO John Chen in Las Vegas at CES 2014.

In fact, it turns out, this podcast is soooo good that it's **magical**. Here's a lovely email that Ken (@iseeblackberry) sent in after listening to the show:

Hi Rene

I just want to compliment you on your most recent podcast with Kevin Michaluk.  I am a regular listener to most of your podcasts, whether it be Zen & Tech or even the iMore show.  

I have to tell you that something special happens when you and Kevin get together.  Perhaps it's the familiarity you two have, Perhaps it's the history you both have.  What I can tell you is that I regard it as podcasting magic.  

I could listen to you and Kevin talk all day.  You are highly skilled at your craft sir, and I respect what you do and how you do it.  There are no shortage of tech podcasters out there but you have it down to a science.

You and the Mobile Nations crew have broadened my mobile perspective.  For that I thank you.

Best regards from Ontario.


How nice of an email is that to receive?! If you haven't listened to the show yet, let that be the testimonial that wins you over (and thanks Ken for sending it in, glad you liked the show!).

For those who prefer not to listen to podcasts, we are having the show transcribed and will get that up as soon as we have it. In the meantime, have a listen if you can, and enjoy the show!

Listen Here: Vector 26: What's going to happen to BlackBerry

Topics: BBRY Podcasts



[Whisper] "It's magic!"

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Loved the podcast...A combination of perfection and entertainment...Looking forward for more from both of yah...


Ken took the words right out of my mouth!


Ya, great podcast! Enjoyed listening to it too!

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Kevin...I just love your podcasts. Not just the podcasts, your device unboxings, reviews and other videos will not be missed by me. Actually, I listen up them a lot while driving, working out etc.

Saying all these things just to reinforce how great a job you and your team are doing. Thank you!!

olalere adepoju

good job Kevin ;)

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I listend to it twice! I loved it that much! Goooo BB!


It was definitely a great podcast! You guys should make more of them.

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Very informative...great job.

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Kevin you always do an amazing job! But then Mobile Nations is great in general. Crackberry is just the best of them all.

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Hasn't this podcast been posted before

James Richardson

Ken is magical himself. I've had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times. 


Yup, I do agree with Ken.
There was something, like a magic flow in this one.
Believe me (or not) for us foreigners, listening an English podcast can turn to pain.
This one was 1hr + and I kept it running while I was photoshoping some images; I didn't have to focus like hell, I heard, listened and understood. More: agreed !

"Ce qui se conçoit bien s’énonce clairement et les mots pour le dire arrivent aisément"
"Whatever is well conceived is clearly said, And the words to say it flow with ease."
Nicolas Boileau (French Poet & critic : http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Nicolas_Boileau-Despr%C3%A9aux)


I enjoy the podcasts with Renee too. Although he is an Apple and iOS fan you never get the impression that he is bias or 100% for them. Whenever Kevin and Renee sit down and talk it isn't like listening to two hard headed fans going at each other, rather a good discussion and that is what we come here for.

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The podcast was indeed very good! High quality stuff :).

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Yup, I've said it before. Rene is an excellent podcast/discussion host/moderator. Kevin is alright too... lol, just kidding. Every one of Kevin's (and the CB team's) introspective podcasts about the BlackBerry Story has been very therapeutic to many fans I'm sure.

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Great podcast. Any numbers on how many people listened to it?

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It was a great podcast.

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