It’s no secret that RIM is in trouble in fact just today they announced that they are laying off 2,000 people across the globe. But that doesn’t stop Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, from using a Blackberry in public.
The folks over at Android Central’s sister site, Crackberry.com, have posted a photo captured over the weekend of Eric Schmidt using his Blackberry to take a photo at an event. This isn’t the first time that he’s been caught with a Blackberry. In 2009 Crackberry obtained another, much closer, photo of Schmidt using a Blackberry Curve 8900. There was also some tweets from journalists at the original Verizon/Motorola, Droid X launch event that said Schmidt was using a Blackbery.
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Eric Schmidt was Google’s CEO for 10 years. ending this past April when he agreed that co-founder Larry Page was ready to lead. Nowadays Schmidt has the title Executive Chairman which seems to be an ambassador and adviser type role for Google.
Although some may find this trivial it’s not like we’re going to see Steve Jobs or Steve Ballmer pull out an Android device anytime soon. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told the studio audience at an Engadget show this past January. that he uses a Droid X, however his go-to phone is an iPhone.
You would think that someone in Google’s PR department would tell Schmidt it’s not a good idea for the then CEO and now Executive Chairman to use a competitors product in public like that.