My head was spinning in circles while reading through the Engadget live blog of Mike Lazaridis on stage at Dive Into Mobile yesterday. Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher really threw some hardball questions to Mike but what I found interesting was the evasive answers Lazaridis came up with. Its like he is answering a different question. It could be that Engadget is missing some of the context but they couldn’t make up some of this stuff. Here are a few examples:
Walt: You’re going to keep moving the platform forward on phones?
Mike: When we have multicore processing on phones, we’ll be using the PlayBook platform.
Walt: So this is going to migrate into BlackBerry OS?
Mike: We’ve been seeing the future as a true mobile computing world. But we were always constrained by the tech. By the CPUs, power consumption. We worked within those limits to provide a great experience. It’s made us the largest company in Canada.
What scares me is that Mike’s answers seem to hint to the fact that BlackBerry 6 will be around for awhile. I am really hoping that Mike is just sticking to the company line and not admitting that BlackBerry 6 is just a half baked stop-gap measure until they can get an OS based on QNX on a BlackBerry phone.
Read the live blog at this link and let us know what you think!