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Mike Lazaridis "Confident That iPhone Users Will Embrace BBM"

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Former BlackBerry Co-CEO and founder Mike Lazaridis went on record this week on BBM coming to iPhone and Android. It was always rumored that Jim Balsille was pushing for BBM to go cross platform but it seems like Mike Lazaridis also agreed with him. That makes me wonder who was against it…

Still Mike Lazaridis told Bloomberg that “he’s confident that users of iPhones and other devices will embrace the company’s BlackBerry Messenger platform.” He went on to state that “BBM is by far the most compelling wireless experience and wireless social-networking environment” and that Thorsten Heins is “speaking to the confidence he has in the platform, not only is BlackBerry back in a big way with BB10, he’s also showing he can expand that vision to other platforms.”

Lazaridis has also confirmed that he has already invested in a couple of companies with his new Quantum Valley Investments fund of $97 million but declined to mention which. Check out the details over at Bloomberg.

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  1. Hey Mike, where have you been lately :)

    When RIM had no new phones to sell in over a year, that wasn’t the time to release BBM to the masses. Now, with BB10 phones widely available, the timing is right!

  2. Nice suit :)

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