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Themed BlackBerry BB10 Devices – Open Letter

April 20, 2013

Dear Thorsten Heins,

Thank you for your teams hard efforts in transforming BlackBerry and bringing the public BB10, myself as many other millions of users are just loving their BlackBerry Z10 devices.

I grew up in Canada, my heritage is of Jamaican and Cuban decent, however many of the values of both those cultures are true to what it means to be a Canadian citizen. We help our fellow man and woman, we’re ambitious yet not overly greedy and we take pride in our homes, our family, and the people of this country even those that have recently immigrated here. Most importantly we take great pride in our health care system and the safety of the people of Canada.

That said, and you Thorstein being a recent Canadian … I think you’d honor Canadians, and BlackBerry – a Canadian company and its legacy by doing something a little unique in the smart phone industry.

I’d like to propose BlackBerry for making a limited edition run of both the Z10 and also the Q10 (maybe even future devices as well). A limited run of say 5’000 to 10’000 devices made in Red … but in limited regions for the purpose of the (PRODUCT)RED initiative (of course a different sade of red than the LE Developer Z10’s that have been deployed).

Furthermore, I’d like to see BlackBerry made another limited edition device colour yet on a global scale … Pink in order to take part in breast cancer fundraising. They say behind a good man, a powerful man is a strong woman – and I’m sure you’re a family man and that you honor and respect women.

These are just my humble recommendations, but I think it would put BlackBerry into a different light, something acceptable by investors, employees, yourself, and your competitors in a respectful thought.

One of your competitors has only done this with a music player, I believe BlackBerry stands by their products, their users that have chosen BlackBerry by choice and this would go a long way into the hearts of Canadians, BlackBerry’s competition, and even those analysts still skeptic of BlackBerry’s success.

This would create huge buzz if marketed right and if BlackBerry works hard to be transparent on the sales of such devices, making it clear to the public which amount or percentage of proceeds for each individual product would go to the governing body’s for each project.

I’d like to make a quote for which I’ve asked for permission for. Should Ann feel that I should remove it I will immediately regardless of where I am or the time. Please respect her wishes that if I’m to remove the quote and the hot-link to her sight to not copy and paste. Thank you kindly.


Ann is a mother, a woman, a person … I feel it is the civic duty, nah, the personal duty of each and every Canadian, human being, to do what they can to help others in need. Take away our job titles, our respect from our peers, our wealth, our financial success, our homes, our success in our endeavours in life, we only have a few things left: our word, common decency, kindness, dignity, and that we all share the same basic needs in life.

I don’t love being bald.  I have to be bald.  I resent being bald.  It’s not a “new do” or a cool fashion style.  It’s a robbery.

To see me bald,  you may feel like you have to make me feel better about it all. But you don’t. I want you to treat me the way you always do–like amazing, fantastic, supportive, kick-ass friends who know I’m riding this bucking bronco and holding on for dear life and that it may look easy but it’s hard as hell.

Ann’s Diary: About being bald

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    • Dono
      April 26, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      Thank you VERY much! Spread the word if you can … Breast Cancer affects far to many women in this world and I’m VERY happy you took the time to read this article.


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      Since this particular post contained an excerpt on someone’s REAL LIFE – for which I asked permission to post here – I don’t have the right to make a video (either of that person, or anyone else affected by Breast Cancer or AIDS/HIV). Any video I post from another source, I’d have to have permission for which may take several days, and maybe further out of scope to my post. It was something I considered, and will continue to in future posts – even if its a revisit of this one.

      I’m honoured to have permission to post on someone’s life experiences with breast cancer – their post on their own site, the things their going through and the notion to take this adversity to help others (recently Angelina Jolie posted in the NY Times for her surgery) – really affected me … it moved me, and it touched me! It was a powerful message I just HAD to share with others outside of those in pain or trying to deal with their pain and yet having so much love, and sharing that. I did what I could based on what little I know to affect some sort of change at BlackBerry … hopefully this sparked something in someone more influential, more powerful, and touched them to act upon it. That is my hope.

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