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Five Important Observations from having lunch with BlackBerry CEO, John Chen

Five Important Observations from having lunch with BlackBerry CEO, John Chen

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BlackBerry didn’t have a big booth on display at CES last week, but that doesn’t mean the company sat out the biggest tech event of the year. The BBM team was there spreading the word of BBM 2.0 which will soon land on iOS, Android and, of course, BlackBerry. QNX also was there, showing off its latest hotness for use in automotive consoles and displays. And, perhaps most important,...

I just saw the $25,000 gold Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry and didn't buy it!

I just saw the $25,000 gold Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry and didn't buy it!

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Earlier this week while in Las Vegas for CES 2014, I went to the Porsche Design store and bought myself the new Porsche Design P'9982. The full touchscreen P'9982 is essentially a $1990 pimped up version of the Z10. It's crazy expensive, but I'm loving it. If you missed the video we made of the purchase experience, you should definitely watch it.  Still here in Vegas, I walked into the...

#CESlive Day 3: CrackBerry Kevin cohosts the show, first guest is BBM. Be sure to watch!

#CESlive Day 3: CrackBerry Kevin cohosts the show, first guest is BBM. Be sure to watch!

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The craziness that is CES continues. I'm tight on time as I type this so I'll keep it short and sweet. As soon as this podcast is done, we're recording a Smartwatch Fans podcast, then a CrackBerry podcast (where we'll talk about the lunch I had earlier this week with John Chen; written interview coming tomorrow), and then our #CESlive show kicks off at 11:30am PT. Today I'm co-hosting...

Ripping off BlackBerry: CrackBerry Kevin goes fingers on with the Typo keyboard for iPhone

Ripping off BlackBerry: CrackBerry Kevin goes fingers on with the Typo keyboard for iPhone

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When I first watched the promo video for the Typo physical keyboard for the iPhone, I thought it was a complete joke. With word that Ryan Seacrest was an investor and seeing how much the Typo keyboard looked identical to a BlackBerry keyboard, I thought it was actually a Funny or Die or Rick Mercer sketch that I was viewing. But the jokes didn’t come. This was and is a real iPhone...

Biggest CES2014 Frak Up so far: Director Michael Bay walks off stage during Samsung event

Biggest CES2014 Frak Up so far: Director Michael Bay walks off stage during Samsung event

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Wow. Just wow. CES 2014 is just starting to rev up, but already we have what is *likely to be* the biggest frak-up and most awkward moment of the year. And it was at Samsung's biggest event of the year (so far). Director Michael Bay, while pimping Samsung's new 150" television, walked off the stage after having some issues..... reading from a teleprompter. Instead of, you know, using...