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Google's CEO Is Using a BLACKBERRY?!

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Here's a photo of Google CEO Eric Schmidt snapping a pic—with a BLACKBERRY. I know drug dealers are advised not to get high on their supply, but for the rest of the world, I believe it's strongly encouraged.

BusinessInsider posted the incriminating AP pic of the Silicon Valley exec on a busisness retreat out in Idaho. I mean, he didn't even try to hide the Blackberry logo.


I know Android isn't designed around enterprise, and that Schmidt is a big shot businessman and needs a Blackberry for RIM's push email, and scheduling, and collaborations, and synergizing with other execs. But this is FRIKKIN GOOGLE we're talking about. I'd sooner expect him carrying an iPhone—he is, after all, on the board.

You're telling me that the CEO can't get his code monkeys to create some custom Android software that connects to a special server and does everything a BlackBerry can? And it doesn't seem like a one night stand either—the ratty Google sticker on the back of the phone (presumably a Curve 8900) seems to indicate the thing gets some serious usage.


Could you imagine El Jobso (or Phil Schiller, for that matter), toting around an HTC Touch Pro 2? And I'll give you one guess what Roger McNamee and Jon Rubinstein are using (three letters...starts with P, ends with E). Tsk, tsk. Do better, Mr. Schmidt. [Business Insider via CNN via Engadget]