Not Even BlackBerry's CEO Can Use BlackBerry's New Phone

By Chris Mills on at

Blackberry’s newest phone, the Priv, runs Android. That’s an unusual move for Blackberry; so unusual, in fact, that it’s confused poor CEO John Chen, who completely blew this exclusive first look at the Priv.

Highlights from the video — published by Business News Network — include Chen telling the interviewer how the phone “runs Google”, saying with a straight face that “everyone loves BB10”, and then getting lost trying to open Chrome. Oh, and apparently Priv stands for either privacy or privilege, whichever will get you to buy a Blackberry.

It’s not news that Blackberry’s execs are a little out of touch with reality, but this is an excellent three-minute reminder of quite how far the company has fallen.

[BNN via Slashgear]