Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is regularly known for making some off base comments. His latest was to CTVnews in Canada when asked if he has tried one of the new BlackBerry 10 devices. Here is the exact question and answer:
CP: You’ve been quoted as saying that you’re always trying out a new smartphone or tablet to keep up on new technology. Have you tried one of the new BlackBerry 10 devices yet?
Hastings: No. Like many people I was a BlackBerry addict from 1997 or 1998 through to the iPhone but I haven’t tried it. We don’t currently support streaming on the BlackBerry, it’s a unique operating system you have to target, and unfortunately there’s just not enough volume for entertainment (apps). It’s a great device for getting work done but people don’t interact with it as an entertainment device the same way they do with say an iPhone or Android phone.
I really think Hastings has not tried either of the BlackBerry 10 devices especially considering the fact that they are some of the only devices with built in HDMI ports for entertainment. It does sound pretty out of touch and I really hope BlackBerry has someone hand delivering a BlackBerry Z10 to Hastings with loads of entertainment apps preloaded…
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